The Byrds “Sweethearts of the Rodeo” wasn’t their biggest album. It only crept up to #77 on the Billboard album chart before falling off 10 weeks later. But in the years since, it has taken on legendary status as a pioneering country-rock album that paved the way for Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline”, Poco, and later The Eagles own brand of country rock, among others.
To celebrate, founding members Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn have lassoed Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives to join them for a 50th anniversary tour celebrating the album. So far, only 5 dates have been announced, but more tour stops will be announced later.
July 24 – Los Angeles Ca. – Ace Hotel
July 29 – Saratoga, Ca. – Mountain Winery
September 18 – Albany, N.Y. – Hart Theatre
September 20 – Hopewell, Va. – Beacon Theatre
October 3 – Akron, Oh. – Akron Center
I only hope Phoenix will be added to the list in due time. It’s one show I’d pay good money to see – bet you would too… STEVE GODDARD