He hasn’t even released his debut album yet, but Wyatt Flores is already making huge waves in the independent country realm, and for good reason. From the outskirts of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Flores is a great young songwriter with a stellar band and plenty of roots in his sound that is setting the world on fire with early singles such as “Losing Sleep,” “Break My Bones” and “Please Don’t Go.”
Raised on all those Red Dirt/Oklahoma country influences, Flores grew up in the music since his dad was a drummer in Red Dirt bands. After finding some success with early songs, Flores moved from Stillwater to Nashville in the summer of 2022, and soon signed an independent deal with Island Records.
Instead of rushing out a debut album though, Wyatt Flores has been paying dues out on the road, and is touring as hard as anyone at the moment. When you go to see Wyatt Flores live, it’s a similar experience to seeing Zach Bryan where many in the audience know every single word to every single song, and sing along.
Flores has a stellar band behind him as well, including star fiddle player Kenzie Miracle, great guitarist Austin Yankunas, multi-instrumentalist Clem Braden, as well as Bill Peters on bass and Jaxon Humphrey on drums. These are young men and women who will give you hope for the future of country music from the Heartland.
When Saving Country Music saw Wyatt Flores perform at FairWell Fest earlier this year, he had the biggest crowd all weekend on the fest’s 3rd stage. Touring with 49 Winchester and others has definitely raised Wyatt’s name recognition. Charles Wesley Godwin came out and sang a song with him as well, and Wyatt has just been announced as one of the openers at Godwin’s headlining debut at the Ryman Auditorium on December 8th.
Wyatt Flores has just announced a bunch of new tour dates along with the festival slots he’s been receiving at some of independent country’s biggest gatherings. This is definitely one of those scenarios where the warning deserves to go out to see this young man in smaller venues while you can, because it won’t last long.
Openers on Wyatt’s “Times Are Getting Hard” Tour include Jonathan Peyton, Drayton Farley, Kaitlyn Killian, Carter Faith, Dylan Gossett, and Eddie Flint.
AUG 11 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
AUG 12 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
AUG 15 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
AUG 17 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
AUG 18 – 8750 Music & BBQ Festival – Red River, NM
AUG 19 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
AUG 23 – The Signal – Chattanooga, TN
AUG 25 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
AUG 26 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
AUG 30 – Open Chord Music – Knoxville, TN
AUG 31 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
SEP 02 – Georgia Country Music Fest – Marietta, GA
SEP 06 – Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
SEP 07 – The Rave / Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
SEP 08 – Bluebird – Bloomington, IN
SEP 09 – The Burl County Fair 2023 – Lexington, KY
SEP 12 – Stickyz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
SEP 13 – Born & Raised 2023 – Pryor, OK
SEP 16 – The Manhattan – Manhattan, KS
SEP 20 – Blue Light – Lubbock, TX
SEP 21 – Tulips FTW – Fort Worth, TX
SEP 22 – Gilley’s at Choctaw Casino – Durant, OK
SEP 25 – Antone’s – Austin, TX
SEP 28 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
SEP 30 – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA
OCT 02 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
OCT 07 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
OCT 08 – Rebels & Renegades 2023 – Monterey, CA
OCT 20 – Greenville Country Music Festival 2023 – Simpsonville, SC
OCT 27 – Soul Kitchen Music Hall – Mobile, AL
NOV 08 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
NOV 09 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
NOV 11 – Empire Live – Albany, NY
NOV 13 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
NOV 14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY
NOV 15 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
NOV 17 – The Atlantis – Washington City, DC
NOV 18 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
NOV 30 – John T. Floore Country Store – Helotes, TX
DEC 01 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
DEC 02 – The Studio – Dallas, TX
DEC 16 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL