Blue Sky Riders, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville’s own Georgia Middleman, who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire, and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr, will headline their first national tour this fall. The band spent the summer opening for Kenny Loggins on his tour where they received an overwhelmingly positive response and garnered new fans in every city.
The upcoming Blue Sky Riders 14 city tour, which includes a 5 night residency at New York’s famed Feinstein’s At Loews Regency, will kick off September 13th in Kent, OH, and will end October 1st in State College, PA. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming self-titled debut album, Blue Sky Riders which is scheduled for release on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be digitally available in September 2012 along with the band’s Live At The Rutledge EP which is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
The creative spark that evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and co-writers inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins was looking for a creative step forward in his musical career and decided to take on the challenge to form a new band, but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI, and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested that singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman would be the right choice for a female voice. Middleman has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others and accepted Gary and Kenny’s invitation to join them in this new venture…. And that’s how Blue Sky Riders were born.
Blue Sky Riders tour dates are listed below.
- 9.13.12 The Kent Stage • Kent, OH
- 9.14.12 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame • Cleveland, OH
- 9.18.12 Rams Head On-Stage • Annapolis, MD
- 9.19.12 Keswick Theater • Glenside, PA
- 9.20.12 Tupelo Music Hall • Londonderry, NH
- 9.21.12 Showcase Live Hall • Foxborough, MA
- 9.22.12 Infinity Hall • Norfolk, CT
- 9.23.12 The Ridgefield Playhouse • Ridgefield, CT
- 9.25-29.12 Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency • New York City
- 10.1.12 State Theatre • State College, PA