“From a promised next big thing to actually being it”(Noisey), multi-CMA nominee Thomas Rhett, who Rolling Stone called “an ushering in of Country’s future,” 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.
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.
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. Now, the Kalamazoo, MI native is lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album on Sony Music Nashville. “We Do Us,” the first song released on Spotify, received over 2 million streams in just three weeks. Hurd is featured in Vevo’s dscvr program, he is on Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” list and CMT named him one of their “Listen Up” Artists of 2016.
“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.”
Fans can visit www.thomasrhett.com to begin purchasing pre-sale tickets on Oct. 4 before first dates go on sale 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.