Husband and wife duo Carolina Story (Ben & Emily Roberts) have announced national tour dates in support of their upcoming album Lay Your Head Down, due out July 13th, 2018 via Black River Americana.
Lay Your Head Down is gaining attention steadily as the duo was recently highlighted by Rolling Stone Country as one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” which posted last week with an exclusive premiere of the video for “We Were Young Once Too”. Click HERE to watch the intimate video, which was shot at the duo’s family farm and co-directed by Robert Chavers and Chris Hopkins. Billboard featured Carolina Story as the subject of a Q&A to accompany the haunting “Lonely Without You” – click HERE.
Centered around the couple’s angelic harmonies, the new album captures Ben & Emily’s tireless journey from almost calling it quits to pursuing their dreams of a career in music. After two independent albums, two EPs and the birth of two children, Ben & Emily Roberts had temporarily hit pause on their music career. Over their last ten years living in Nashville, the couple had worn many hats to make ends meet from coaching sports to working at a bakery. As Ben was about to start graduate school, they were offered a record deal by Black River Americana and music came back into their lives in a major way. Lay Your Head Down combines new songs and newly recorded versions of some older material – a snapshot of their last ten years of their lives as a couple. The duo wrote all of the material on the new album which was mostly recorded in Nashville, TN at Sound Stage Studios and produced by Nick Autry.
Carolina Story will be hitting the road on July 19th in support of the new album and will be kicking off their street week in Nashville with an intimate performance at The Black River Stage at The Well Coffeehouse on July 12th and a return performance to the famed Grand Ole Opry stage on July 14th. A full list of upcoming 2018 tour dates below and additional information can be found at www.carolinastory.com
Lay Your Head Down is currently available for pre-order HERE.
Carolina Story 2018 Tour Dates
June 23 – Nashville, TN – Musician’s Corner
June 23 – Farragut, TN – Lawn Chair Concert Series
July 12 – Nashville, TN – The Well Coffeehouse (Album Release Show)
July 13 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s In-Store
July 14 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
July 19 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
August 3 – Winston, OR – Riverbend Live **
August 4 – Portland, OR – Alberta Rose Theater **
August 5 – Chicago, IL – Tranquility Salon Company
August 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Boone & Crockett
August 7 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
August 8 – Fargo, ND – Dempsey’s Public House
August 9 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
August 10 – Lennox, SD – The Only One
August 12 – Helena, MT – Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
August 14 – Whitefish, MT – Great Northern Bar & Grill
August 16 – Seattle, WA – Lagunitas Brewing Company
August 18 – Seattle, WA – Substation
August 19 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
August 21 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah Saloon
August 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
August 25 – Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Saloon
August 27 – Corrales, NM – Corrales Bistro Brewery
August 28 – Amarillo, TX – Six Car Pub & Brewery
August 29 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe
August 31 – Memphis, TN – Railgarten
September 7 – Knoxville, TN – Pretentious Beer Co.
September 8 – Gatlinburg, TN – Sugarlands Distilling Co.
September 27 – Lexington, KY – Willie’s Locally Known
** = Supporting Delta Rae
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