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Rascal Flatts Enlist “The Voice” Finalist Barrett Baber as Opener for Rhythm & Roots Residency at The Joint
Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts announced season nine finalist of NBC’s “The Voice” Barrett Baber will join the trio on their Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The nine-show run takes place at the award-winning music venue from Wednesday, February 17 to Saturday, March 5. Tickets are on sale now and start at $39.95.
An Arkansas native, Baber’s inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Memphis, Tennessee, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas. On Beale Street, Baber was exposed to blues, R&B, country and rock by street performers, local bands and touring artists. His musical career eventually led him to winning CBS’s GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime award in 2014. One year later, Baber auditioned for NBC’s season nine of “The Voice” and landed a spot on legendary country artist Blake Shelton’s team. He caught the attention of millions of viewers, delivering one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show had ever seen. With his commanding performance energy, Baber owned the stage from round one and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special.
“Rascal Flatts is one of country music’s most legendary groups, and I’m both humbled and honored to have the opportunity to share a stage with such an iconic band in such an iconic city at an amazing venue like The Joint,” said Baber. “I’m certain that these shows will leave people saying only one thing… WOW!”
Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.95 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact email@example.com.
Marty Raybon, lead singer of the legendary group Shenandoah, recently performed at a songwriter’s show in Nashville with upcoming trio Brassfield Aly and talked about the revitalization of Shenandoah – including new shows and new music.
Raybon left Shenandoah in 1997, but there were never any hard feelings when they went their separate ways. Raybon has recorded solo projects and toured the country at various bluegrass festivals while remaining close with Shenandoah. When he was asked to lend his voice to Miranda Lambert’s “Another Sunday in the South” on her Platinum album in 2014, Raybon realized that there could still be a demand for the band’s music.
It had been more than 17 years since Raybon had left Shenandoah, so they booked a few shows in 2015 to see how audiences would respond; they were overwhelmed with the response of multiple generations.
There’s younger folks coming to the show that their mom and daddy turned them on with a cassette tape of “The Road Not Taken” and “The Extra Mile” and stuff like that. What’s really cool is that the parents come with them and they’re as big a fan as the parents are.
It’s a hard thing to comprehend when you’ve always been on the other side. Who I look at and who I would love to see is George Jones, Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb, Tammy Wynette, that I grew up listening to. That’s what I perceive the past was in music and it’s hard to comprehend that people feel about you that way.
Raybon says that they want to give back to their loyal fans, so they decided to go back to the studio and work on new music that has the traditional Shenandoah lyrical content, but with a contemporary sound. They enlisted the help of Rascal Flatts’ Jay Demarcus to produce five brand new songs.
We listened to probably about 100 tunes, but we were only going to cut five or six. It got really hard at the end trying to narrow down because we had about 30 that we loved.
Some of those song titles include:
That’s Where I Grew Up
This Side of the Dirt
Wanna With You
Shenandoah started working with a record label this month to get the new music out to fans, so stay tuned for more in 2016. For the latest Shenandoah news and tour dates, visit www.shenandoahband.com.
Rascal Flatts will give fans a touching behind-the-scenes look at their headlining tour on tonight’s 17th annual A Home for the Holidays airing at 9pm ET on CBS. Helping to raise awareness of adoption as an important social issue, Rascal Flatts were introduced to the Levy family at a tour stop in Irvine, CA, including Moriah Levy, who was adopted into the family and has since thrived as a gifted singer and dancer, including gaining acceptance into a performing arts college. The special will also feature live performances of Rascal Flatts’ current single “I Like The Sound Of That” and their smash hit “My Wish.”
Rascal Flatts recently announced that they will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a second, nine-show residency, Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots kicking off Feb. 17, 2016. The group’s Vegas stint will follow a raucous 2015 on the road for the band who undertook the first-ever country residency at The Joint in February, followed by their recently wrapped triumphant headlining tour where “the band shook things up” (St. Louis Post Dispatch) on their RIOT TOUR 2015. For more information visit rascalflatts.com.