92.3 WIL Welcomes
Outlaws Like Me Tour
with special guests
Saturday, March 23
The Farmington Civic Center
Tickets on sale Friday, February 8th at 10am!
Tickets are available at the Farmington Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Til My Last Day by Justin Moore
Cowboys and Angels by Dustin Lynch
Missin’ You Crazy by Jon Pardi
JUSTIN MOORE BRINGS “OUTLAWS LIKE ME TOUR” TO FARMINGTON, MO
With two gold albums under his belt, country star Justin Moore brings his “Outlaws Like Me” tour to the Farmington Civic Center, Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30p.m. The three act show will feature special guests, Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public Friday, February 8th. Tickets can be purchased at the Farmington Civic Center Box Office all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
December was a big month for Justin Moore. His latest album “Outlaws Like Me” received RIAA gold certification and the latest single from that album “Till My Last Day” hit number one on both Mediabase and Billboard country music charts. The small town USA hit-maker is bringing along two of his outlaw buddies to Farmington, MO. Rising star Dustin Lynch saw his debut single “Cowboys and Angels” peak at #2 and was one of the most played songs of 2012. Lynch’s current single “She Cranks My Tractor” is off to a torrid start at #26 on the charts after only six weeks. Newcomer and Capitol recording artist Jon Pardi, has won critical acclaim in Nashville and saw his debut single “Missing You Crazy” become a top 20 hit in November.
When Justin Moore tells his fans at all of his shows that he’s “proud to be from small town USA”, it is from the heart. The Poyen, Arkansas native grew up in a town with a population of 272.
So how does a kid from a town that small work his way up to Music Row, a record deal and eventual stardom as a country music singer, touring with the biggest acts in country music today? How does it happen that one of the first songs he writes in Nashville winds up hitting number 1 on the country charts? How does the kid from the small town follow that up with a top 5 hit, a top 15 hit and his second number 1 and fastest rising single from his second album “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away?” How does he get voted “2009’s Best Male Country Artist” by Billboard Magazine?
He starts by being true to himself, in the way he lives and in the songs he writes. When he sings about growing up in Poyen in his number 1 hit, “Small Town USA” and that “some people called it prison when I was growin’ up, but these are my roots and this is what I love”, he means every word of it.
Justin’s headlining shows have sold out in clubs across the country and his loyal fan base continues to grow at a rapid pace. His music resonates strongly with the blue collar, hard working Americans who break their backs just to earn a buck and never get ahead but wouldn’t have it any other way, to paraphrase the lyric from his #1 hit, “Small Town USA”.
Justin’s sophomore album “Outlaws Like Me” debuted at #1 upon it’s release nationwide in June, 2011 and quickly landed him his second #1 along with a top 15 and then a third #1 with his first ever love song, “Til My Last Day”, in Dec. 2012.
Customers who visit the Bluebird Café, Nashville’s songwriters’ club, are expected to keep quiet and listen to the words of some of Music City’s most influential composers. Listening has an added benefit – it gives the listener a chance to learn.
“I was soaking it in, trying to be a sponge,” Lynch says. “I was mainly trying to hear the story behind the song, how it came about, what it’s really about. There’s something about understanding the songwriter’s realm. You get a little more grip on the way it was written and why it was written and how they got to the finished product.”
That education paid off in a big way for Lynch. His debut single, “Cowboy and Angels,” rose to the number 2 spot on the Country charts. And follow up hit, “She Cranks My Tractor”, is tearing up the charts.
Dustin combined his fascination with words and melodies with concert skills he developed in high-school bands and playing the southeastern club circuit. That combination has made him one of country’s artists to watch.
“All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music,” says Jon Pardi.
“If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song,” says Pardi, “it’s going to be a good song—especially if it’s from the heart.”
Life and love, truth and energy wind their way all through his debut album, which showcases a young artist who is clearly no ordinary newcomer. Few artists hit stride as quickly and as forcefully as he has, and his fellow artists have been among the first to take note.
Tickets can be purchased at the Farmington Civic Center Box Office all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.