Kip Moore

Full Steam Ahead

After the last Tim McGraw tour date, it wasn't long before we saw some familiar faces. Our very next show in Aberdeen, South Dakota was opening up for our pal Kip Moore. We had a beautiful night, a long set and a huge crowd! The night was topped off with some fun with Kip and his guys - and then getting a good laugh while Cass and Kip did their ALS ice bucket challenge videos. Watch here: 

After Aberdeen, we hit a great new club in Sioux Falls called The District - very cool place and a killer crowd!  The next day we played the Dodge County Fair in Juneau, Wisconsin. It was a beautiful day - until show time! As we hit the stage, the dark clouds started rolling in and the wind picked up. We had fast winds and a few drops but luckily, most of the rain held up till just after the show. 

And then we battled the heat. Last weekend we spent three days in Cassadee's home state of Florida. We headlined at clubs in Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. We got to spend some fun hang time with Cassadee's family and celebrate our Tour Manager Don's birthday - much cake was eaten! It was brutally hot in Florida but thankfully our shows were all indoors. Aaron Parker opened up for us on this run that hit The Dallas Bull, House of Blues, and Mavericks - all of which took great care of us!

On the way back to Nashville, we stopped to play a show in Huntsville, Alabama opening for Darius Rucker. This one was a day show, outdoors... in Alabama... in August - It was not cold. After a long set of giving all we got, we were soaked! It was way worth it of course and later that night, Cassadee sang a couple tunes with Darius during his set. 

We are now on the road to play my home state of Connecticut where I am excited to see friends and family. Then we'll be off to shows in NJ, OH, and Panama City, Florida. More soon...


Sundown Heaven Town Wrap Up

The last show of the Sundown Heaven Town tour was Saturday in Houston, Texas. It seems like it came and went so fast! We had some great times, made new friends, and explored some awesome new places. 

The last part of the tour brought us through Montana, Washington, British Columbia, Arkansas and, the hottest of them all, Texas. Montana was beautiful - Steve and I did some hiking near the venue and it was toasty. Luckily the show was indoors and in the AC. The indoor shows are always nice because, unlike outdoor or early festival shows, the lights and overall atmosphere make such a difference to the concert experience for both us and the audience alike. 

While outdoor shows can be a challenge, there are always exceptions - the shows that stay with you, give you chills, and make every challenge worth it. The Watershed Festival at The Gorge in Washington was one of these shows. The stage is next to the Columbia River over looking the Columbia Gorge canyon. This has got to be the most beautiful venue in the country, hands down. I'm not going to bother trying to describe it but check out some pictures below. On top of the surreal views, everyone's sound was amazing and the crowd was second to none. 

Every moment of the Sundown Heaven Town tour was incredible. Being out with three talented and down to earth artists, with killer bands, on one of the biggest country tours this year was nothing short of an honor. Infinite thanks goes out to everyone who made it run like a well-oiled machine - everyone on the crew, the artists - I am forever grateful to have shared such an amazing time with all of you! 

It doesn't feel like the tour is over yet because we still have some dates coming up with Kip and/or Tim on the bill. Next one is in South Dakota with Kip - good times! More soon...


Tour Kick-Off

The first weekend of the Sundown Heaven Town tour went through Fresno, Sacramento, and Mountain View, CA. It'll take some time to meet everyone, but so far not only has everyone been very cool to hang with, but all these guys are monster musicians that put on a killer performance. It's going to be such a treat to be able to watch the show all summer long! 

Tim was kind enough to have some champagne and tour t-shirts sent to our bus to celebrate the tour kick-off. The sets have been great - crowds are super energetic, monitor mixes have been very inspiring (as always, loving my JH Audio IEMs! :) and this first round of shows set a great tone for the rest of the summer. All of team Cassadee is really excited to make this summer a fun and productive one! 

As if starting a tour with Tim McGraw wasn't exciting enough, Cassadee is also nominated for not one, but two CMT Music Awards! One for 'Female Video of the Year' and one for 'Breakthrough Video of the Year'. You can vote 3 ways: Facebook, Twitter, and an email account. Click here to vote and be sure to use all 3 ways to get Cassadee the wins! We are all so proud of Cassadee and all of the great things coming her way. 

More soon...