Last week, GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning country band Shenandoah performed during Country Radio Seminar 2019 (CRS) for the first time in nearly 20 years. The band kicked off the three-day event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, by surprising attendees at Blake Shelton's Nashville bar, Ole Red,where they took the stage to perform a 30-minute set.
Before a packed house, Shenandoah introduced their brand-new single, "Little Bit of Livin,"to a mix of country radio programmers and fans. It's been 31 years since the Shenandoah boys were CRS New Faces and performed during the annual convention.
"The first time I heard the song 'Little Bit of Livin,' it made me think of our hit song, 'Next to You, Next to Me,'" says Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon. "It's got that fun, bouncy lyric and melody that has folks already singing and clapping along. We've been trying it out a few places, and it seems to be working just fine!"
Continuing the momentum, Shenandoah debuted the new single on TBN's nationally televised variety show Huckabee this past weekend.The band also chatted with show host Mike Huckabee about their recent album release, Reloaded. Watch the performance HERE. The new album and single are available for purchase now at iTunes and Amazon.
This weekend, Shenandoah is set to return to legendary Texas club Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas as their 2019 tour continues across the country.
Shenandoah 2019 Tour Dates:
Feb 23 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob's
March 1 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
March 2 - Fairfield, IA - Sondheim PAC
March 9 - Erath, LA - QSA Spring Bash
March 16 - Hopewell, VA - Beacon Theatre
April 6 - Pittsburg, KS - Kansas Crossing Casino
April 8 - Green Cove Springs, FL - Clay County Fair
April 13 - Bremen, GA - Mill Town Music Hall
April 27 - Polola, OK - Gilly's Choctaw Casino
May 4 - Denham Springs, LA - Country Jam 2019
May 10 - Pigeon Forge, TN - Country Tonite Theatre
May 11 - Mullens, WV - Dogwood Festival
May 25 - Scribner, NE - Miles for Heroes Festival
May 31 - Granger, TX - Cotton Country Club
June 1 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Casino
June 7 - Galax, VA - Houston Fest
June 8 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
June 13 - Bean Blossom, IN - Bill Monroe Park
June 15 - Sesser, IL - Homecoming Days
June 22 - Camp Verde, AZ - Cliff Castle Casino
July 5 - Franklin, NC - Smokey Mountain PAC
July 6 - Jamestown, KY - Lakefest
July 11 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar PAC
July 13 - Rhinelander, WI - Hodag Festival
July 17 - Hastings, NE - Adams County Fair
July 20 - Santa Fe, NM - venue TBA
July 26 - Cave City, AR - Watermelon Festival
July 27 - Rural Retreat, VA - Heritage Days Festival
Aug 3 - Benton, KY - Kenneth Shadowen PAC
Aug 8 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Empire Fair
Aug 9 - Billings, MT - Montana Fair
Aug 10 - Sterling, CO - Logan County Fair
Aug 14 - Aberdeen, SD - Brown County Fair
Aug 17 - Imperial, NE - Chase County Fair
Aug 24 - Woodford, VA - The Groove Outdoors
Aug 30 - Belington, WV - Barbour County Fair
Sept 7 - Arenzville, IL - Burgoo Festival
Sept 9 - Spokane Valley, WA - Spokane Fair
Sept 14 - Branson, MO - Silver Dollar City
Sept 20 - Jackson, OH - Apple Festival
Sept 25 - Yakima, WA - Central Washington State Fair
Sept 28 - Wharton, TX - Wharton Civic Center
Oct 5 - Woodford, VA - The Groove Outdoors
Oct 12 - Catulla, TX - Catulla Music Festival
Oct 18 - Walhalla, SC - Walhalla PAC
Oct 19 - Liberty, NC - Liberty Theatre
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including No. 1 hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South" and "Two Dozen Roses" from 1989, "Next to You, Next to Me" from 1990, and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" from 1994. The single "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart," which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music's coveted "Vocal Group of the Year" award.
For more information on Shenandoah, visit shenandoahband.com.