Corb Lund Hits Texas and the West on “Western Destinations” Tour

photo: Denise DeBelius

They call it Texas music, but for years the Texas scene has embraced many performers from beyond the Lone Star State as honorary members, including folks like BJ Barham of American Aquarium originally from North Carolina, and Chris Knight who hails from Kentucky. If you have good songs and embody the independent Texas spirit, you can still be invited into the clan no matter what dirt was under you when you were born.

A couple of Canadians can boasts this privilege, including songwriter Fred Eaglesmith, and Alberta’s rough and tumble rancher and true country cowboy singer, Corb Lund. Facilitated by his numerous appearances at The Music Fest in Steamboat Springs, CO, which caters to mostly Texas and Red Dirt musicians, Corb has cultivated a strong following with Texas music fans and artists alike, though he rarely makes it down that far south to perform personally.

However this summer will be your lucky opportunity to see Corb all over the Lone Star State as he’s set to play a dozen separate shows in Texas, as well as six shows in Washington and Oregon, and shows in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and other destinations specifically zeroing in on the American West in what is being called the “Western Destinations” tour.

“I’ve been wanting to do a tour like this for years and years, so I’m thrilled that it is finally happening,” says Corb Lund. “We’re playing a bunch of places we’ve never been before and it’s long overdue. I grew up in a rodeo and ranching family and I write songs about western life, so it makes sense for me to do a tour focused on this part of America. My band and I are really looking forward to these shows. When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced by the West.”

The first leg of the tour started in May, but Corb will be launching the 2nd half come late July for a total of 27 shows through September 1st. It also includes select performances with the Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings, and Reckless Kelly.

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“Western Destinations” Tour Dates:

Jul 25 – Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Medicine Hat, Canada
Jul 26 – Shipping & Receiving Fort Worth, TX
Jul 27 – White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX (w/ Shooter Jennings and Turnpike Troubadours)
Jul 28 – WhiteWater Amphitheater New Braunfels, TX (w/ Shooter Jennings and Turnpike Troubadours)
Jul 29 – Coupland Dance Hall Coupland, TX
Jul 31 – Republic Brewing Company Republic, WA
Aug 1 – Republic Brewing Company Republic, WA
Aug 2 – Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA (w/ Reckless Kelly)
Aug 3 – Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA (w/ Reckless Kelly)
Aug 4 – Back Country Bash Joseph, OR, United States
Aug 5 – McMenamins Mission Theater Portland, OR
Aug 8 – The Old Saloon Emigrant, MT (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)
Aug 9 – Zoo Montana Billings, MT (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)
Aug 10 – 2018 Braun Brothers Reunion Challis, ID, United States
Aug 11 – The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 12 – Globe Hall Denver, CO
Aug 14 – HOOT’S PUB Amarillo, TX
Aug 15 – Pecos Flavors Winery Roswell, NM
Aug 16 – The Blue Light Lubbock, TX
Aug 17 – Riversport OKC Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 18 – Smitty K’s College Station, TX
Aug 19 – The Lumberyard Roscoe, TX
Aug 25 – An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories Drumheller, Canada
Aug 29 – Waco Hippodrome Theater Waco, TX
Aug 30 – Scoot Inn Austin, TX
Aug 31 – Hank’s Texas Grill Mckinney, TX
Sep 1 – Red Rooster Icehouse Hawkins, TX
Nov 3 – 20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival Monterey, CA