A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY®
Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers, and film and TV stars will take
the stage as presenters for the 59th Annual
GRAMMY Awards® telecast. This year’s presenters include singer/
songwriter Camila Cabello; current
GRAMMY nominees The Chainsmokers; three-time GRAMMY winner and current GRAMMY
nominee Kelly Clarkson; actress Laverne Cox; singer/songwriter Jason Derulo; five-time GRAMMY winner Celine Dion; pop/funk band DNCE; current GRAMMY nominee Halsey; actress Taraji P. Henson; actress/model
Paris Jackson; previous GRAMMY
nominee Nick Jonas; previous GRAMMY
nominee Jennifer Lopez; three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw and five-time GRAMMY winner Faith Hill; singer/songwriter Katharine McPhee;
two-time GRAMMY winners and current GRAMMY
nominees Pentatonix; current GRAMMY
nominee Thomas Rhett; actress Gina Rodriguez; TV/radio host and
producer Ryan Seacrest; current
GRAMMY nominee Solange; and previous
GRAMMY nominee and actor John Travolta.
performers include Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, William Bell, Chance
The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Andra Day, Cynthia
Erivo, Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John
Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Lukas Graham,
Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak,
Katy Perry, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie
Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd.
Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and hosted by award-winning television personality and
performer James Corden,the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be
broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS
Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017,at 8
p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
One of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated tours of this year just became more explosive as GRAMMY nominee Thomas Rhett extends his first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR. After drawing capacity crowds overseas last year, he returns as a “force to be reckoned with" (Daily Star) with plans to return to Europe while also making his debut headlining run in Canada and adding additional US dates. Even before his inaugural leg kicks off Feb. 23, multiple sellouts and fan-demand have already prompted more shows as select dates will become available as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket going on sale Jan. 27 at www.megaticket.com. Additional dates and ticket information including support for each market will be available in the coming weeks at www.ThomasRhett.com.
“It’s unreal that we’re adding dates before we’ve even had a chance to get started,” said Thomas Rhett. “It’d be impossible to pick which part of the tour I’m most excited about, but I can’t wait to get back out there. We’re just going to make sure every last person in the building has a good time.”
New 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR Cities: London, UK Birmingham, UK Manchester, UK Glasgow, UK Belfast, UK Abbotsford, BC Dawson Creek, BC Edmonton, AB Lethbridge, AB Regina, SK Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA Evansville, IN Louisville, KY Alpharetta, GA Washington, DC Columbia, SC Pensacola, FL Biloxi, MS Columbia, MO Kansas City, MO Springfield, MO Bismarck, ND St Paul, MN Omaha, NE
Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.
Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,“ Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.
Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).
On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his "retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.
As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans.
After returning home from hosting capacity crowds during his first-ever European headlining tour, multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett’s 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR is seeing the same excitement stateside as fan demand has prompted the addition of a second stop at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Apr. 20, following the immediate sellout of its first announced stop (4/21). Featuring special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, the tour kicks off Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI, and tickets for the newly added date go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9 at www.thomasrhett.com.
“I’m blown away that we’re adding a second show in Nashville,” said Thomas Rhett. “I grew up seeing my favorite bands and a lot of my heroes play here. So, to headline my first Nashville tour stop with not one, but two nights is pretty wild. I know having so many fans, friends and family there is going to make it a really special couple nights.”
“From a promised next big thing to actually being it”(Noisey),multi-CMA nominee Thomas Rhett has announced the launch of his first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR. With special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, the run will open in Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI and end in Thomas Rhett’s hometown at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. Fans can visit www.thomasrhett.com to begin purchasing pre-sale tickets on Oct. 4before first dates go onsale to the public Oct. 7. AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
“This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans,” said Thomas Rhett. “There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more. Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can’t wait for my fans to get to know them too.”
2017 HOME TEAM TOUR:
2/23/17 Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center*
2/24/17 Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*
2/25/17 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center*
3/2/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/3/17 DeKalb, IL @ NIU Convocation Center*
¾/17 Duluth, MN @ AMSOIL Arena
3/9/17 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
3/10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
3/11/17 Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center*
3/17/17 Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
3/18/18 Winston-Salem, NC @Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
3/23/17 Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
3/24/17 Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
3/25/17 Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center
4/21/17 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
*Dates that go onsale to the public on 10/7
As Thomas Rhett continues “pushing up against Country’s music boundaries” (Associated Press), his PLATINUM certified sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) follows the same path earning critical applause and a Deluxe edition slated for release Oct. 28. The album has produced three chart-toppers including the the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one "Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM No. one’s “Crash And Burn” and “T-Shirt.” The singer/songwriter sparks “an ushering in of Country’s future” (Rolling Stone) as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums while “Die A Happy Man” was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Garnering two CMA nominations for “Die A Happy Man" after earning a Billboard Music Award for “Top Country Song” along with ACM and ACCA for “Single Record of the Year,” Thomas Rhett was also recently chosen as one of five of CMT’s Artists Of The Year which airs 10/20 on CMT at 9P ET/PT.
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom with releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified hits “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” making her the only female artist in Country music history to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to gain recognition with scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.
Nashville native and emerging country music star Russell Dickerson had an incredible reaction to the release of his single, “Yours” when it was selected for Sirius XM’s The Highway Find program. Soon after, Dickerson released his EP, “Yours,” which first appeared at #2 in the iTunes country store and #8 in all genres. In just a short amount of time with over 20 million streams on Spotify and two million views on YouTube, Dickerson’s fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing.
Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, FGL, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter with the GRAMMY and CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. He is now lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album on Sony Music Nashville as "We Do Us,” the first song released on Spotify, received over 2 million streams in just three weeks.
For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.