Molly Tuttle - Golden Highways new song “Next Rodeo” debuts today

New Album City Of Gold Out July 21 Summer Tour Dates Confirmed

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Next Rodeo,” the latest song from GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Molly Tuttle and her band, Golden Highway, is debuting today. Listen/share HERE. The track is the second unveiled from Tuttle’s new album, City of Gold, which will be released July 21 via Nonesuch Records (pre-order/pre-save here).

Tuttle says of the song, “This ain’t my first rodeo - I’ve spent most of my adult life playing shows all around the world and my new single ‘Next Rodeo’ reflects the miles I’ve put in with my band. We played 100+ shows over the past year, which led to recording our upcoming record, City of Gold. ‘Next Rodeo’ feels like a fitting metaphor for my second Golden Highway record. Going back to my bluegrass roots has felt both nostalgic and brand new and this song encapsulates my feelings as I look back on a great year and look ahead to another one full of new places, people and songs.”

In celebration of the new music, “Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway: Live in Nashville”—a special concert event filmed earlier this year—will air on PBS starting this Saturday, June 3 (check local listings here). The band will also tour through this summer including dates supporting Dierks Bentley, Greensky Bluegrass, Charley Crockett and Marcus King, as well as festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Railbird Music Festival, Under the Big Sky Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and more. See below for complete tour itinerary. 

The new album follows Tuttle’s acclaimed 2022 record, Crooked Tree, which won Best Bluegrass Album at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards and also led to a Best New Artist nomination. Produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas andrecorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, City of Gold was inspired by Tuttle’s constant touring with Golden Highway these past few years, during which they have grown together as musicians and performers, cohering as a band. These 13 tracks—mostly written by Tuttle and Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show)—capture the electric energy of band’s live shows by highlighting each members’ musical strengths. 

Ahead of the release, previous City of Gold track, “El Dorado,” debuted earlier this spring. Billboard called it “a vibrant blend of bluegrass with flashes of Old West, anchored by Tuttle’s earthy-yet-angelic vocal and the entire group’s ace musicianship,” while American Songwriter said, “Tuttle, one of the world’s best guitar players, soars on this country song.”

Reflecting on the project, Tuttle shares, “When I was a kid, we took a field trip to Coloma, CA to learn about the gold rush. I’ll never forget the dusty hills and the grizzled old miner who showed us the nugget around his neck. Just like gold fever, music has always captivated me, captured my heart, and driven me to great lengths to explore its depths. On my new album I dug deep as a songwriter (with Ketch Secor) and co-producer (with Jerry Douglas) and surfaced with a record that celebrates the music of my heart, my life, the land where I grew up, and the stories I heard along the way. I made this record with my band Golden Highway after playing over 100 shows across the country last year. On the road and in the studio, we are inspired by artists such as John Hartford, Gillian Welch and Peter Rowan to name a few, whose records are like family albums to us. Just like them, on this album we chart some new territory along some old familiar ground. The songs span from breakdowns to ballads, fairytales and fiddle tunes, from Yosemite up to the Gold Country and out beyond the mountains. That visit to Coloma, site of California’s first gold strike is where I first heard about El Dorado, the city of gold. Playing music can take you to a place that is just as precious. I hope you like this record!” 

In addition to Tuttle (vocals, acoustic guitar), Douglas (dobro) and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle, harmony vocals), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass, harmony vocals) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo, harmony vocals)—City of Gold also features special guest Dave Matthews on “Yosemite.” 

Raised in Northern California, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015. In the years since, she’s been nominated for Best New Artist at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, won Album of the Year at the 2023 International Folk Music Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Awards, Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMAs in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman to receive the honor. Tuttle has performed around the world, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dwight Yoakam as well as at several major festivals including Newport Folk Festival and Pilgrimage.  

MOLLY TUTTLE andamp; GOLDEN HIGHWAY CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

June 1—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage*

June 2—Clarkson, MI—Pine Knob Music Theatre*

June 3—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center*

June 4—Lexington, KY—Railbird Music Festival

June 15—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo

June 16—Grass Valley, CA—Father’s Day Festival

June 22—Owensboro, KY—ROMP 2023

June 23—Somerset, WI—Somerset Amphitheater

June 24—East Troy, WI—Alpine Valley Music Theatre

June 25—Maryland Heights, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 6—Sheboygan, WI—John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Levitt AMP Music Series

July 7—Harbor Springs, MI—Blissfest Festival Farm

July 14—Columbia Falls, MT—UTBS Official After Party

July 15—Whitefish, MT—Under the Big Sky Music andamp; Arts Festival

July 18—Sandy, UT—Sandy Amphitheater‡

July 19—Boise, ID—Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden

July 21—Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre

July 22—Redmond, OR—FairWell Festival

July 30—Lyons, CO—RockyGrass Festival

August 3—Corning, CA—Rolling Hills Casino

August 4—Stateline, NV—Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena

August 9—Bonner, MT—KettleHouse Amphitheater+

August 12—Edmonton, AB—Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 19—Wellston, MI—Hoxeyville Music Festival

August 21—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union Live^

August 22—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Music Center^

August 25—New Braunfels, TX—Whitewater Amphitheatre‡

September 8—Nashville, TN—Under the Stars Concert Series at Cheekwood Estate andamp; Gardens

September 15—Flagstaff, AZ—Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass andamp; Acoustic Music Festival 

September 21—Nashville, TN—Tommy’s Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA

October 6—Monterey, CA—Rebels and Renegades Music Festival

December 1—Lake Wales, FL—Orange Blossom Revue

*supporting Dierks Bentley

‡supporting Charley Crockett

+supporting Greensky Bluegrass

^supporting Charley Crockett and Marcus King

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