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Halfway to Hazard Announces ‘Redemption Tour’ and “American Outlaw” Music Video

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Newly resurrected Hazard, Kentucky-bred country music duo Halfway To Hazard (“Daisy,” “Devil And The Cross”) has released a new music video recounting the life of one of Kentucky’s most feared outlaws of the 1800s — “Bad Tom” Smith. The song is a preview of what’s to come on the duo’s forthcoming brand new album that’s currently being recorded — the first since a personal hiatus in 2009. In support, Halfway To Hazard announces their 2016 REDEMPTION TOUR hitting major markets nationwide.

The scandal-singed single, “American Outlaw,” was written by the duo’s Chad Warrix and David Tolliver alongside Matt Alderman. It will serve as the theme song for a forthcoming documentary produced by Showhouse Productions about the real “Bad Tom” and his tumultuous life, including confessions for the murders of many Eversole supporters during the French-Eversole Feud. Much of the feud took place in the backdrop of Chad and David’s hometowns in the 1800s.

“David and I are proud of our heritage and continue to be huge supporters of anything Kentucky related,” said Warrix. “We’ve always been intrigued by the outlaw characters of the Wild West, so this is kind of our way of delving into that intrigue in the backdrop of our home state. Halfway To Hazard is more than ready for our comeback and this project favorite is an opportunity to tell the story of ‘Bad Tom’ Smith through our music.”

“We had a great time filming the video and getting into our characters through costumes, bar fight scenes and gun slingin’. I think my favorite part was watching David attempt to ride a horse! We hope the music video along with the forthcoming documentary will give people a real sense of the rustic life in Eastern Kentucky in the late 1800s,” he added.

Born in 1859, the formidable “Bad Tom” Smith lived a life of crime in Eastern Kentucky and escaped prosecution of those crimes, including multiple murders, for many years by threatening witnesses. He was eventually arrested and convicted for the murder of Dr. Robert Rader from Jackson, Kentucky and on June 28, 1895, was hung for taking Dr. Rader’s life. Smith’s execution marks the first and last hanging ever to take place in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Halfway To Hazard rose to fame after signing to a record deal with Mercury Records, thanks to help from their long-time supporter Tim McGraw and a passionate national fan base. In 2007, they celebrated their hit single “Daisy,” and performed on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul II tour, which served as the backdrop in their music video for “Countrified,” (featuring McGraw), followed by the Live Your Voice Tour with McGraw and Jason Aldean. Their second single, “Devil And The Cross,” came after the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years later, Halfway To Hazard parted ways with Mercury and independently released their second studio album Come On Time.

After a multi-year career break paved with personal struggles and conviction, the duo nearly closed the book on their dreams. But persistent coercion from their supportive peers, passionate fans and team of believers pushed Chad Warrix and David Tolliver to overcome the bitterness of their past and reunite in 2015 by playing multiple shows, charity events and collaborating in the studio working on the third studio album. They released a new single, “Heaven On Down The Highway” in September 2015 and the song proved to mark their official “comeback” in country music, garnering national airplay on SiriusXM’s The Highway and widespread fan support. A documentary is currently being filmed about their life and career, suitably called Redemption. The documentary is slated for release in 2016. View the video teaser for the new film here.

“American Outlaw” will be available for download on iTunes in coming weeks.

Catch Halfway To Hazard on their 2016 REDEMPTION TOUR performing dates stretching from Kentucky to Montana to Wisconsin to Florida.

Halfway To Hazard – 2016 REDEMPTION TOUR
April 1 David J. Prior Convocation Center | Wise, Virginia
April 2 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
April 3 Seafood Festival | Desoto, Fla.
April 4 Private TJ Martell Foundation Benefit | Key Largo, Fla.
April 8 Seasons Inn | Seasons Allen, Ky.
April 9 Silver Eagle | Mount Vernon, Ky.
April 12 Waiting For Wishes Event – The Palm | Nashville, Tenn.
April 12 Honky Tonk Central | Nashville, Tenn.
May 11 Baxter’s 942 | Louisville, Ky.
June 9 Fan Club Party | Nashville, Tenn.
June 15 Country Jam | Grand Junction, Colo.
June 16 Country Jam | Grand Junction, Colo.
June 18 Headwaters Country Jam | Cardwell, Mont.
June 21 Lexington Legends All Star Game | Lexington, Ky.
June 24 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
June 25 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
July 30 E. Colorado Roundup & Fair | Akron, Colo.
Aug. 12 Tin Roof | Lexington, Ky.
Aug. 13 Hazard Rotary Club | Hazard, Ky.
Aug. 5 Country On The River | Prairie Du Chien, Wis.
Aug. 6 WE Fest | Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Aug. 20 Magoffin Community Day | Salyersville, Ky.
Sept. 2 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
Sept. 3 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
Sept. 24 Country On The Beach 8 | Key West, Fla.
Sept. 25 Country On The Beach 8 | Key West, Fla.
Sept. 26 Country On The Beach 8 | Key West, Fla.
Oct. 12 Tootsies Birthday Bash | Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 28 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.
Oct. 29 Brickhouse Grill | Newnan, Ga.

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Additional Artists Announced for 25th Anniversary of Country Jam

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In celebration of the 25th Annual Country Jam festival, additional artists are already being added and announced for one of the biggest country music camping festivals in the United States.  Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Tyler Farr, Joe Nichols, Easton Corbin, Chase Bryant, Darryl Worley, Neal McCoy, Halfway to Hazard and Annie Bosko are scheduled to perform at the 25th Annual Country Jam.

These artists join the previously announced superstar lineup of headliners including four of country music’s biggest chart-toppers and recent CMA Award nominees Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and Lee Brice. The festival will be held June 16-19, 2016 at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, CO.

“It is our privilege to be able to celebrate twenty-five years of Country Jam in 2016 with our amazing fans,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President of Live Events for Townsquare Media, Inc., the owner of Country Jam. “We’ve got a lot of special things in store, including what we believe is the strongest talent lineup in the history of the event.  We can’t wait for June.”

Tickets are available now for Country Jam 2016. 4-day general admission tickets start at $135, with reserve tickets starting at $365, and VIP packages starting at $715. More information on VIP package details, along with camping options and pricing are available online at

Country Jam features world-class entertainment and on-site camping in the “high-desert” surrounded by the scenic red rock mesa in the heart of Western Colorado. The four-day festival has established itself as a must-do for country music fans, with last year’s Country Jam featuring performances from superstars, legends and the hottest rising newcomers in country music including Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard and more.

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Craig Morgan Gets Some Help from His Famous Friends for 9th Annual Charity Event

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Country music entertainer, military veteran, award-winning TV host and philanthropist Craig Morgan is putting the finishing touches on his 9th Annual Charity Event benefiting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation and many of his famous friends are joining in on the festivities!

Taking place October 17 in Dickson, Tennessee, the morning will start with a golf tournament at Greystone Golf Course. MMA champion Dan Henderson and motocross pro Kevin Windham will be hitting the green with Morgan.  Gates will open at 2:30pm for the family-friendly music festival taking place at Dickson’s War Memorial Lawn with artists including former American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur, celebrated songwriter and Sirius XM Highway Find artist Adam Sanders and Kentucky rockers Halfway To Hazard entertaining the crowds before Craig’s full-band headlining set at 7pm. In between performances attendees can bid on exclusive items at the silent auction, shop for artist merchandise and dine with area food trucks.

Concert Festival Performance Schedule
3:00pm           Casi Joy
3:30pm           Aly
4:00pm           Janelle  Arthur
4:30pm           Adam Sanders
5:30pm           Halfway to Hazard
7:00pm           Craig Morgan

Tickets for the festival and golf tournament team registrations are available at and Event Brite.

All proceeds from Craig Morgan’s golf tournament and festival will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, supporting foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. The organization’s primary goal is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.

Halfway to Hazard Is Made Whole


In a revealing new video, David Tolliver and Chad Warrix of country music duo Halfway To Hazard come clean about the painful past that caused their split and multi-year career hiatus, as they stood on the ledge of becoming one of country music’s brightest new stars. In an exclusive report by Country Weekly, David and Chad reveal the emotional backstory that put their career on hold, and how they plan to give their dream in the music spotlight another shot in 2015. Tolliver said, “You get the record deal, you get the single on the radio and you’re on the biggest tour of the summer… what can go wrong?” Watch here.

In 2007, Halfway to Hazard found itself on top of the world with hit song “Daisy,” and an opening slot on one of the hottest tours of the year: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour. Immediately launched into the hot beams of the spotlight at an unstoppable pace, they found themselves out on the Live Your Voice Tour with Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean shortly after. Yet the undeniable pressures of life on the road eventually got the best of the duo, and spawned a personal trial that ultimately tore them apart.

Following Tolliver’s professional rehabilitation, admission of faults and personal healing, came a liberating newfound forgiveness between the two long-time friends. Today, they are ready to turn the page and get back to doing what they do best – making music. With the supportive backing of their peers and long-time supporters like Keith Anderson, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser and more, Tolliver and Warrix are proud to announce that they are officially back together, and ready to bring long-awaited new music to their diehard fans.

“I still feel like we still have some gas left in the tank and we can do this. We’ve got our heads on right and we’re pointing towards the same direction like we were early on,” said Warrix. “It feels different this time,” Tolliver added. “It feels like it’s a fresh start…. It’s time to start back up again.”

Currently wrapping up a show in Las Vegas, NV, they will return to Music City to perform at Douglas Corner on March 31 at 6 p.m., before kicking off a summer-long tour in an effort to bring the fan-favorite songs and high-energy stage presence that originally won the hearts of so many to various markets across the country. In the coming months, catch them on their solo tour, sharing the stage with Montgomery Gentry, and on soon-to-be-announced dates with Craig Wayne Boyd. Full list of dates below:

Halfway To Hazard On Tour:
03.31 Douglas Corner | Nashville, Tenn.
04.09 Tin Roof | Louisville, Ky.
04.10 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony | Lexington, Ky.
04.11 Tin Roof | Lexington, Ky.
04.18 Bank 253 | Pikeville, Ky.
04.23 George Jones Museum Opening | Nashville, Tenn.
04.24 Center For Rural Development | Somerset, Ky.
05.06 Key West Songwriters Festival | Key West, Fla.
05.07 Key West Songwriters Festival | Key West, Fla.
05.08 Key West Songwriters Festival | Key West, Fla.
05.09 Key West Songwriters Festival | Key West, Fla.
05.16 2015 Bloomin’ Festival w/Montgomery Gentry| Temple, Texas
06.08 Limelight | Nashville, Tenn.
06.09 CMA Music Festival | Nashville, Tenn.
06.10 CMA Music Festival | Nashville, Tenn.
06.11 CMA Music Festival | Nashville, Tenn.
06.12 CMA Music Festival | Nashville, Tenn.
06.19 Perry County Fair | Hazard, Ky.
06.28 Private Event
07.03 Rough Rider Days with Montgomery Gentry | Dickinson, ND
08.15 Hazard Rotary Club Gala | Hazard, Ky.
10.26 Country On The Beach w/Montgomery Gentry | Key West, Fla.
10.27 Country On The Beach w/Montgomery Gentry | Key West, Fla.
10.28 Country On The Beach w/Montgomery Gentry | Key West, Fla.
10.29 Country On The Beach w/Montgomery Gentry | Key West, Fla.

Additionally, on April 10, Halfway to Hazard will receive a Humanitarian Award at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2015 Induction Ceremony for their charitable contributions surpassing one million dollars donated to charities in their home state of Kentucky. They will also volunteer as waiters in the annual ”Waiting for Wishes” charity event in Nashville, Tenn.

In 2014, Tolliver celebrated songwriting cuts from Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann and Brantley Gilbert, and Warrix spent the first part of the year on tour with Craig Morgan in support of his solo project. In 2013, McGraw recorded the duo’s self penned and performed “Die By My Own Hand.” They will commence working on a new album in the coming weeks.

Stay up-to-date on all that’s to come from Halfway to Hazard in 2015 by visiting their official website:

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