Country Stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Co-Headline Tour This Fall

“Seamless” Shows Bring their Fans Together

September 8, 2008 (Nashville, TN) The diehard fans of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were eager to hear the whispers, then shouts, through the country halls about a select few shows this summer where the power-duo performed together. An “experiment” at first – for the twosome it meant a guaranteed way to spend time together performing the music they love – much in tradition of Johnny & June and George & Tammy. Fans across the country responded, asked for more, and this October 3, they will deliver as they embark on their first ever co-headlining tour.

"For obvious reasons, Miranda and I have wanted to tour together for a while now. We wanted to do something special that nobody else can pull off,” Blake remarked. “The result is a unique show packed full of music and energy that will leave people wondering what the hell is going to happen next.”

The upcoming concert dates will feature special seamless shows with each artist’s band providing accompaniment. Miranda will take fans from the early days of “Me & Charlie Talking” to the fist pumping “Gunpowder & Lead” while Blake fans can expect the gamut from his number one singles, “Austin,” “The Baby,” “Some Beach,” and “Home” to the rowdy “The More I Drink” and fan favorite “Ol’ Red.” An intimate acoustic set by Blake and Miranda will be nestled in-between and each show will conclude as both artists and their bands reunite on-stage for the show’s energetic finale. Sure to be a highlight of each evening will be a live rendition of Blake’s number one single, “Home,” which features Miranda’s soulful vocals. And don’t think for one second the duo won’t throw in some left-of-center covers, witty stage banter and maybe even a few more curveballs.

"I've always thought that Blake is one of the greatest artists in country music and he brings such a dynamic presence to his performances,” Miranda professed. “Pairing up for these shows will not only be fun for us, but I think it's going to be an amazing show for the fans. Anytime you play with a great artist it makes you strive to be even better...and we will do that every night."

The couple’s tour will support Miranda’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the ACM’s reigning Album of the Year, and Blake’s Pure BS Deluxe album.

Miranda just released her latest single “More Like Her” which is currently at radio across the country and Garden and Gun Magazine made her their Sept/Oct cover girl. For more Miranda be sure to tune in tonight for the CMA Music Festival Special 2008 at 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m Central on ABC.

Blake’s current single, “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” is the lead from his upcoming studio album due in early 2009 and is the follow-up to his most recent number one hit, “Home.”

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert On Tour*

DATE -- CITY -- VENUE -- ON SALE

October 3 -- Richmond, VA -- Virginia State Fair -- Now
October 10 -- Cape Girardeau, MO -- Show Me Center -- 9/6
October 11 -- Pikeville, KY -- Eastern Kentucky Expo Center -- 9/13
October 17 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Arizona State Fair -- 9/6
October 18 -- Primm, NV -- Star of the Valley Resort & Casino -- 9/23
October 23 -- Waterloo, IA -- McElroy Auditorium -- 9/27
October 24 -- Lacrosse, WI -- Lacrosse Center -- 9/27
November 8 -- Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center -- 10/4

*more dates to be added soon

For More Information:

Miranda Lambert

Kelly Hobbs
FrontPage Publicity
Kelly@frontpagepublicity.com
615-383-0412

Blake Shelton

Darlene Bieber
Schmidt Relations
Darlene@schmidtpr.com
615-846-3878