Lee Greenwood to kick off tour schedule at Barboursville Park
NASHVILLE — Not many times can an artist experience a “first” when they’ve had an expansive career such as Lee Greenwood. But, that is exactly what the Grammy award winning singer/songwriter will be working on the latter part of this year – his first “Live” album.
Greenwood will release a “Greatest Hits; Live CD.”
This project will be recorded between July 3-6 during his summer touring schedule.
Greenwood will kick off his touring schedule with a 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 concert at the Barboursville Park amphitheater to help celebrate Barboursville’s 200th birthday celebration.
Tickets are $5 advance or $7 at the concert. Councilman Chris Tatum also said they'll unveil the winner of the 200th birthday T-shirt design contest that night.
The park also will host a large fireworks celebration on July 4, along with a concert by the Huntington Symphonic Band. The week of July 8-12, the Tri-State Transit Authority will be giving free trolley rides as part of the historic tour through town.
The pool, which opens next week, will be open to the public for free the last week of July.
The tractor show and festival will be held Aug. 9-11, with a parade on Aug. 10. And, Tatum said they are looking at a larger musical act to play at the fall festival in September.
A new website also went active Friday, www.celebratebville.com, where all the 200th anniversary events will be listed. Tatum said the site will remain active after this year to be used as a community calendar.
Said Greenwood of the upcoming project, "This is 100% about the fans. We will let the fans choose the songs that will be included on the recording and we will let the fans submit their very own concert photos to be included in the cover artwork. This is completely for them all the way!" Fans are encouraged to submit song selections and photography to firstname.lastname@example.org or through any of Lee's social media properties.
Capping off a whirlwind week at CMA Music Fest with a performance at LP Field, Greenwood will continue touring across the US this summer. His spotlight exhibit, Lee Greenwood: American Patriot will remain on display at The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum until Spring 2014.
Announced Tour Dates Include:
Jun 21 Barboursville, WV / Village of Barboursville Amphitheatre
Jun 28 Clinton, MO / Olde Glory Days Festival
Jun 30 Milner, GA / Rock Springs Church
July 03 Hot Springs, AR / Oaklawn Race Track
July 04 Bossier City, LA / Margaritaville Resort & Casino
July 05 Ft. Leavenworth, KS / USAG Ft. Leavenworth (open to public)
July 06 Williams Bay, WI / Ferro Pavillion
July 13 Cayce, SC / 3 Rivers Music Festival
July 20 Columbus, OH / Greater Columbus Convention Center
Aug 24 Ripley, OH / Ohio Farmer's Festival
Aug 29 Syracuse, NY / New York State Fair
Sep 27 Branson, MO / Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Sep 28 Branson, MO / Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Nov 01 Cranston, RI / Park Theatre
Nov 02 Sellersville, PA / Sellersville Theatre 1894
Nov 03 Oneonta, NY / Foothills Performing Arts Center
Nov 09 The Colony, TX / American Heroes Festival
Nov 22 Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
Dec 09 Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 10 Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 11 Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 14 Ft. Yates, ND / Pavillion at Prairie Knights w/Crystal Gayle
Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards as well as a Grammy Award. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums and thirty-eight singles including hits like “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “Dixie Road,” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” among numerous others. He’s been honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to a six-year term as a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts. The California native wrote his second book in 2012, a collection of inspirational essays titled “Does God Still Bless the USA; A Plea for a Better America” (Tate Publishing). His latest project, a seven song EP, I Want to Be In Your World, features more songs penned by Greenwood as well as him on saxophone. Lee and his wife, Kimberly, a former Miss Tennessee, currently reside in Nashville and have two sons.
For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit www.LeeGreenwood.com