Shenandoah Reveals 2015 Dates

Having reunited with original singer Marty Raybon in 2014, Shenandoah announces its 2015 touring schedule with shows ranging from March through November.

The band is calling the upcoming road trip “Reloaded With Marty Raybon” – an appropriate name because the tour marks the return of the frontman after an almost 18-year absence.

Raybon’s homecoming was announced in late summer 2014.  Since then the band has done a few gigs with the man who sang on hits like “The Church On Cumberland Road” and “Sunday In The South.”

“We are so excited to see the reaction so far to having Marty back with us,” Shenandoah co-founder Mike McGuire said.  “Smiles are big, seats are full and autograph lines are long.  It’s like country music fans are starved for real country music these days.  At least that’s what they are telling us.  And we are happy to take them back in our time machine.”

Singing almost all of his life, Raybon was named male vocalist of the year at the Society For The Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association’s 41st annual Bluegrass Awards in Nashville this past weekend.

“It’s one of those wonderful unexpected surprises that happens at award shows,” Raybon said.  “When I heard my name called out as the winner, my first thought was ‘Did I hear that right?’  I was very honored while also realizing that not one person is an island in a bluegrass band.  I want to say thank you to SPBGMA and the fans that voted for me and I’m very grateful that the hard work we put into our vocals were awarded that night.”

Now you can experience Raybon and the band recreating that classic Shenandoah sound.  Here’s the schedule:

March 6 – Chester, W.Va., Chrome Nite Club
May 7 – St. Marys, Pa., St. Marys Area High School
April 11 – Renfro Valley, Ky., New Barn Theatre
May 8 – Abilene, Texas, Taylor City Display Building (Rhinestone Round Up)
May 9 – Lindsay, Texas, Outlaws and Legends Dancehall and Saloon
May 10 – Port Aransas, Texas, Roberts Point Park
May 16 – Sheffield, Ala., Sheffield Street Dance
May 20 – Wheeling, W.Va., WesBanco Arena
June 12 – Nashville, Tenn., Nashville Palace
July 3 – Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Country Tonite Theatre
July 18 – Forsyth, Mont., Rosebud Treasure County Fair
July 23 – Columbus, Ohio, Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Bluegrass Festival
July 31 – Barton Creek, Texas, Country Club
Aug. 1 – Dodge City, Kan., Central Station Bar & Grill
Sept. 12 – Morehead, Ky., Poppy Mountain Park (Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival)
Sept. 16 – Abingdon, Va., Washington County Fair
Oct. 24 – Perry, Fla., Forest Festival
Nov. 13 – Wilkesboro, N.C., Wilkes Community College (Merlefest)
Nov. 14 – Elizabethtown, Ky., Historic State Theatre
Jan. 16-23 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line – MS Westerdam (Country Music Cruise)

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