10:00am Tyler Farr
10:45am Eli Young Band
11:30am Corey Smith
12:15pm Granger Smith
1:00pm Sister Hazel
1:45pm Chris Lane
2:30pm Josh Turner
3:15pm Lauren Alaina
4:00pm Bobby Bones & The Ragin Idiots
4:45pm Neal McCoy
Note From Ken:
When we first went out on tour with them in 1997 – we were excited for a number of reasons. First and foremost we were HUGE fans of their music. But secondly, they (and there fans) were legendary partiers — and at THAT time we were working on a few legendary tales of our own. It was gonna be a debaucherous blast. But on the very first day of the tour their tough as nails long time tour manager Kirk West set things straight.
First off he gave us all “numbered” all-access laminates. He said we needed to have it on at all times when we were on the venue premises. He said if we were cool – we could keep it to get into an AB shows for life. But, if we abused the privilege in any way – he would cut it into little pieces and just give us a sticker every day… And, if we LOST it he would charge us $100 for another one. If you lost it again – you weren’t getting another one… Period.
The other thing he told us – in no uncertain terms on day one – was that the band was working hard to stay sober – and that he was working hard to KEEP them all sober too. He told us that we could do whatever we wanted on OUR bus – but that we couldn’t take ANYTHING off the bus or in the dressing rooms. Not a drink, not a beer, not a glass of wine, and CERTAINLY nothing else – or we would be thrown off the tour… Not one step outside the bus! We didn’t want to make any waves – so we obliged. We were a little bewildered. But we obliged…
And as you can imagine — We used OUR bus a LOT…
Now – this was a few years before I got sober myself – and one morning when I was particularly foggy brained and achey headed – I stumbled off the bus in Minneapolis and started to make my way into the hotel where we all were holed up. As I was going to my room I caught somebody out of the corner of my eye in the hotel fitness center. Blond hair pulled back, scruffy face, white towel over his shoulder, sweat pants on – and putting one foot in front of the other — trudging away — on the treadmill — was Gregg Allman. For a minute it didn’t compute. But there he was. And he couldn’t have looked more outside of my idea of what it meant to be in the Allman Brothers band if he had been wearing a dress. I’m not 100% sure why – but I was completely stunned at that image. Gregg Moth** Fu***** Allman!!! On a treadmill.. In the MORNING!! While on tour.. Mind Blown.
Today, and at 14 years sober myself – I think about Gregg Allman every single time I step into a less than glamorous hotel fitness room and step on the treadmill. – KB
NASHVILLE, TN (MAY 25, 2017) Sister Hazel band, fans, and Ultramarathon runners gathered in Key West, FL on Saturday, May 20 to take part in the 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon. Sister Hazel’s team, “Lyrics for Life,” raised $5,083, more than double their goal, for the “Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.” Their first time competing in a six-runner 100-mile team relay race, the band finished strong at 67 out of 103 teams averaging ten minutes per mile. Throughout the race the band updated fans with live race videos. Watch the videos here.
The 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon is a series of point-to-point races, beginning in Key Largo and ending in Key West, that includes four distinct competitions: individual races of 100 mi, 50 mi, 50 km, and the original Florida Keys six-runner 100-mile team relay race. KEYS100 Ultramarathon promotes charitable fundraising for “Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings, and direct support of cancer patients and their families throughout the Keys.
“For us, running the KEYS100 was about pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone.” said Sister Hazel’s bass player, Jett Beres. “ For over 20 years we’ve learned as a band how to overcome a lot of things together, but it always centered around our music. This was an entirely different beast that challenged us physically as individuals and together as a team. Although none of us underestimated how difficult it would be, this race pushed all of us to our limits. To see each one of us overcome the individual challenges in both the training and the 16-hour day of racing, to finish this race and cross the finish line together, has been an incredible inspiration to our band.”
Sister Hazel‘s brand new video for their hit single, “We Got It All Tonight,” celebrates its broadcast debut on CMT today. Catch the new video on CMT Music and CMT.com.
“We Got It All Tonight,” was co-penned by award-winning songwriters Chris Destefano (Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan), Ashley Gorley (Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney), andRodney Clawson (Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum). The video, directed by Savage Films Producer/Director Christian Breslauer, was shot around Tampa, FL and features the band performing live for the perfect backdrop to the song. Sister Hazel, who recently celebrated their second country Billboard charting album with “Unplugged From Daryl’s House Club,” is hitting the road this summer on the “We Got It All Tonight” tour playing fairs, festivals, and clubs nationwide. Find a full list of tour dates below.
“We got it all Tonight” was one of the very first songs that stood out to us, it just screamed SisterHazel,” said Mark Trojanowski, Sister Hazel’s drummer. “It reminds me so much of one of our song called “Change Your Mind.” We started playing this song live and even before we recorded it, fans were already getting into the song singing the lyrics back. It only made sense for it to be on the record. We are really excited about how it turned out and hope fans really like it.”