MCA Releases Gill & Franklin’s ‘Bakersfield,’ Announces Website, Tour

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• July 30, 2013

bakersfield album11With today’s (July 30) release of Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s album Bakersfield, a 2013 tour has been announced in addition to an interactive promotional website for the MCA Nashville project: roadtobakersfield.com.

Updated weekly, the newly created website is designed to draw fans into the Bakersfield milieu with music and videos from Gill, a Country Music Hall of Famer, and Franklin, a 19-time recipient of MusicRow’s steel guitar musician award. Additionally, users are able to upload, decorate, and share photos with period garb from either Owens’ band, the Buckaroos, or Haggard’s band, the Strangers.

Gill and Franklin’s full-band tour is set between August to November, with an obligatory Bakersfield, Calif. stop on Oct. 25. Full dates listed below.

Gill and Franklin cover five songs from each artist, paying homage to their distinctive West Coast honky-tonk sound. Order your copy here.

Meanwhile, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Bakersfield Sound exhibit is scheduled to run through the end of 2013 in Nashville.

Gill and Franklin’s Bakersfield Tour:
Aug. 8                         Niagara Falls ON
Aug. 9                          Malone, NY
Aug. 10                        Cohasset, MA
Aug. 11                        Westhampton Beach, NY
Aug. 22                        Halifax, NS
Aug. 23                       Moncton, NB
Aug. 24                        Moncton, NB
Aug. 25                        Sydney, NS
Aug. 27                        Kingston, ONT
Aug. 28                        Syracuse, N.Y.
Sept. 6                         Springfield, Ohio
Sept. 7                         Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Sept. 8                         Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 28                       Hillsdale, Mich.
Sept. 29                       Louisville, Ky.
Oct. 10                        Shippensburg, Pa.
Oct. 11                        Windsor, Ont.
Oct. 12                        Zanesville, Ohio
Oct. 20                       Niceville, Fla.
Oct. 24                        Mesa, Ariz.
Oct. 25                        Bakersfield, Calif.
Oct. 26                        Turlock, Calif.
Oct. 27                        Carmel, Calif.
Oct. 29                        Redding, Calif.
Oct. 30                        Santa Rosa, Calif.
Nov. 1                         Visalia, Calif.
Nov. 2                         Palm Desert, Calif.
Nov. 3                         Tucson, Ariz.

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