Lambert is the most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music. She is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 35 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 3 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year. The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
Lambert will be joined by the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, who will spend 2022 on the road celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic hit “Fishin’ in the Dark”. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played their first gig in 1966 in Southern California as a jug band and by 1969 had become a cornerstone of the burgeoning country-rock community. Their career breakthrough came in 1970 with the release of the record Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and the single “Mr. Bojangles,” a folksy Top 10 pop hit that remains a staple of their live show. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band earned a pop resurgence in 1980 with “An American Dream” and “Make a Little Magic.” Those singles also found traction on the country chart, setting the stage for a major run at country radio. The band secured 16 Top 10 country hits between 1983 and 1990, including three No. 1 singles: “Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream),” “Modern Day Romance,” and “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Bernie Leadon, a founding member of The Eagles, played in the band from 1986 to 1988 filling a vacancy by longtime member John McEuen.
First out for the Lambert show will be Belles, a family group from Omaha. On August 27th, Belles is releasing an EP titled “All Hat No Cowboy” featuring 7 songs co-wrote with some of the finest writers on Music Row. Many of these songs have been featured on Spotify’s “Texas Music Now” & “New Music Nashville” Playlists. In 2019, Belles opened D.R.E.A.M. The Tour- the 7th largest grossing tour in 2019 with 96 sold out arena shows in the US, Canada, UK & Australia. They were main support for teen star, JoJo Siwa. Before this tour, Belles played over 300 gigs, including opening for Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band & more. Joining Belles on drums & harmonies is her 17 year old brother, Andrew and on acoustic guitar & harmonies is mom, Jaymie. Originally from the band, Mulberry Lane, she was signed to MCARecords in the early 2000s.