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Cowboy Boots & Short Shorts

We had a long festival weekend filled with music and fun! We started off at Country Jam in Wisconsin performing with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, our pals in The Band Perry and others. I have to say, it's always such a pleasure to watch The Band Perry perform - their live show is constantly evolving to new levels of awesome!

3 out of the 4 shows we did were longer sets - which is always nice. Some of the shorter sets we do, while still great, come and go way too quickly. The longer ones allow us to get that much more music out there, create more of an experience for the audience and just have more fun overall. 

Next stop was the Faster Horses Music Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan. Without a doubt, this was one of the best shows of the year! The field was packed with country music fans (in the required uniform, of course ;) that were there to soak up every moment of the show - and wow, were they loud! Dan & Shay, Jana Kramer, our friends Kip Moore and Tim McGraw were also on the bill and made the whole event a blast. The backstage area was filled with fun - a pool, volleyball, corn hole, fire pit and a photo booth made for some very entertaining post-show activities!

We got back to the Sundown Heaven Town tour in Toronto on Sunday. Spending some time in the city during the day grabbing lunch and doing some shopping was a nice break in the action. It was a beautiful day and having the venue right on the water with a great sunset view was an added bonus.

We are now in LA to perform at The Grove, followed by a long run with dates in Utah, Wyoming, Montana and others. More soon...



What Happens In Vegas...

 ...gets blogged about later on, of course! 

On April 4th, we flew out to Las Vegas for the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards Party For A Cause Festival. Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and our good friends in Rascal Flatts are just some of the names that took the stage that Friday night. The view from the stage consisted of a sea of country fans singing and dancing, with the sky line of fancy Vegas hotels, and the largest ferris wheel in the US out in the distance (it was massive!). I also got to hang with Craig from Seymour Duncan, talk shop and enjoy the rest of the show. (Thanks for the great SD swag, Craig!) The concert will be televised on April 18th. Click here for broadcast details

The following Tuesday, we performed before the women's NCAA game. Danielle Bradberry opened up the show and the audience was pumped up for the final four game. After our set, Cassadee stayed to belt out our National Anthem right before the game - she nails it every time! 

This past Friday, we went out to the Country Thunder Festival in Florence, AZ. It was a hot one, in every sense of the phrase! We got to reunite and have some hang time with our pals from The Band Perry, who were headlining that night. Most of our short time there was spent trying to stay cool until things heated up at show time. A very roudy, country-loving, good time-having crowd made for an awesome show. We played an hour set and loved seeing everyone singing along to all the songs. Cassadee was totally in the zone, signing autographs while singing during the set! Read a review of the show here

Now we've got a short break in the action before heading back to the southwest. More soon...