with special guests Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean
Superstar entertainer Blake Shelton returns to the road in 2023 for his headlining 18-date Back to the Honky Tonk Tour, kicking off on Thursday, February 16 in Lincoln, NE. Joining the lineup are reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) Female Artist / Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce and rising country artist Jackson Dean. Shelton returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Shelton has ranked among Pollstar’s Top 200 North American Tours nearly every year for the past decade. His Back to the Honky Tonk Tour follows consecutive Friends and Heroes outings, each of which earned widespread critical praise. The Spokesman-Review lauded it as “a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor,” while The Seattle Times declared, “Blake Shelton knows how to show folks a great time.”
Pearce, fiercely rooted in the classics, left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood. She has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. Confident in what she wants to say, the committed songwriter has resonated with fans and caught the attention of music critics from Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New York Times touted her album “29: Written in Stone” (Big Machine Records) on their 2021 year-end Best of Lists.
Odenton, Maryland-native, Dean is a singer/songwriter known for his old-school, gritty style of country. Mature beyond his years, Dean has a daring and carefree spirit, having moved out at 18 years old to live in a cinderblock, concrete floor, one-room shack on the back of his grandfather’s property with no heat and no plumbing. Bringing the same sense of adventure to his songwriting, Dean writes both independently and alongside outliers like Luke Dick, classic writers like Casey Beathard and everyone in between. Following the release of his debut collection “Jackson Dean,” Jackson continues to show people how real music can be with the atmospheric, musically forward album “Greenbroke” out now via Big Machine Records.