US country singer-songwriter Curtis Grimes has announced his first tour of the UK this June, with shows in London, Manchester & Scotland, and more dates to be announced. Grimes, whose recent single ‘Born To Die‘ became his latest #1 hit on the Texas radio chart last month, rose to fame among American audiences on season one of The Voice, and has since had over 14 million streams for his original songs, building a career as a national touring artist, headlining sold-out shows and opening for the likes of Aaron Watson and more.
The 2016 full-length collection ‘Undeniably Country’ received highly positive reviews in magazines such as Country Music People (5*) and No Depression, who described it as an album that “most certainly lives up to its title”; and also includes the fan-favourite ‘From Where I’m Standing’, written by Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, and Jaron Boyer (who wrote Cole Swindell’s recent #1, ‘Flatliner’); and ‘Right About Now’, one of the top five most streamed Texas/Red Dirt singles on Spotify with nearly 1m plays to date, co-written by Grimes with his producer Trent Willmon (Little Big Town, Cody Johnson, Randy Houser).
In his own words: “I’m very excited to announce that I will be doing my very first UK Tour this June. This is something we have been working towards and it’s going to feel good to play some country music overseas. Looking forward to seeing you there!”
Dates are as follows:
June 23rd – The Woodside Hotel, Aberdour (Fife)
June 24th – Buckle & Boots Festival, Stockport (nr Manchester)
June 29th – Buck n Bull, London
ABOUT CURTIS GRIMES:
To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes; along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. After a successful career as a collegiate baseball player in 2011 Grimes was given a chance to appear on a new reality TV show called “The Voice” airing on NBC. Having nothing to lose he auditioned for the show and ended up finishing in the top 10 under Coach Ceelo Green (no, not Blake Shelton).
Following success from the show, Grimes hit the ground running releasing new music and performing shows all across Texas and other states in the region. In 2014, Grimes and his hit single “Home to Me” was picked up by national salon chain “Supercuts” and placed in the mainstream spotlight. Not only was the song featured but Grimes got the chance to put on his acting boots and star in the National campaign. That same year Grimes started to see the hard work pay off when he was awarded “New Male Vocalist of the Year” at The Annual Texas Regional Radio Award Show.
His most recent album “Undeniably Country” was released in late 2016 and debuted at #16 on Billboard Heatseekers. The album was produced by Trent Wilmon and is Curtis’ most personal collection of songs to date, helping him break out of the Texas scene and reach a national country audience.
Fresh off his 6th #1 Single, 2018 is shaping out to be a great year for Curtis Grimes, who visits the UK for the first time in June – tickets available now.