Columbia Records Nashville signs OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW — Special Album ’50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde” To Release April 28th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 21, 2017

COLUMBIA RECORDS NASHVILLE SIGNS COUNTRY MUSIC ROOTS BAND
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW TO RELEASE
50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE
SPECIAL RECORDING OF BOB DYLAN’S ICONIC ALBUM
APRIL 28

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW PERFORMING BLONDE ON BLONDE
TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Nashville, TN – Columbia Records Nashville is pleased to announce the signing of the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-Award winning, Country Music Roots ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show to the Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville imprint. WATCH how the band surprised the Sony Music Nashville staff with the news.

On April 28, Columbia Nashville will release the Old Crow Medicine Show special recording of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde to celebrate 50 years since the release of Bob Dylan’s iconic album Blonde on Blonde, which was recorded partly in Nashville, TN. Fans of both Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show and great music can pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde beginning today at the Old Crow Medicine Show online store and everywhere this Friday, February 24.

The 14-track album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, was recorded LIVE at the CMA Theater located inside the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville, TN in May 2016. Mixed by GRAMMY Award-winning Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall.

“Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee. Time rolls on slowly around here like flotsam and jetsam in the muddy Cumberland River.  But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning.  Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats,” says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show.

“By deciding to record his newly found rock n’ roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of Country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.”

As a band that got their start busking on city streets, Old Crow Medicine Show is no stranger to the road. Today the Grand Ole Opry Members announce a special tour, Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde. Kicking off in Santa Barbara, CA at the Granada Theatre on May 4th, the band will perform the album in its entirety at each show. Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde tour will take Old Crow Medicine Show to 26 cities including Los Angeles, New York City, London, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC, with the promise of additional dates to be announced. Full list of dates listed below.

Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde
TOUR DATES

MAY 2017
4          Santa Barbara, CA @ The Granada Theatre
5          Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
6          Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
8          Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10        Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
12        Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
13        Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
14        Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
20        Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
22        Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
24        New York, NY @ The Town Hall
25        Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
28        Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
30        Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
31        Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!

JUNE 2017
1          Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
2          Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
8          Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
9          Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
10        St. Paul, MN @ The Palace Theatre
11        Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12        St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

UK/Netherlands
JUNE 2017
24        Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
25        Glasgow, UK @ O2ABC
28        London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
30        Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

About Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show is comprised of members Ketch Secor, Morgan Jahnig, Chance McCoy, Cory Younts, Kevin Hayes and Critter Fuqua. The Country Music Roots band and Grand Ole Opry members have five studio albums to their credit, Old Crow Medicine Show (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), Carry Me Back (2012), Remedy (2014) and appeared on countless albums by other artists. They’ve established a global tour following, received the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award and shared the stage with artists such as Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine and The Avett Brothers. The PLATINUM selling band are two-time GRAMMY-winners including Best Folk Album in 2014.