September 15, 2023—Adding to an already triumphant career, Turnpike Troubadours achieved their career-best first week with their acclaimed new album, A Cat in the Rain. With more than 20 million streams and over 29,000 equivalent units sold by the end of the week, the album debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart—the only new release to make the top 5—#9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, #34 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and was Spotify’s #5 album in the United States the first week. The record also entered at #1 on the Independent Current Albums Sales chart, #2 on the Current Country Albums Sales chart, Americana/Folk Albums chart and Digital Albums Sales chart and #5 on the all-genre Top Albums Sales chart, while it also led the band to reach #28 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

Produced by Shooter Jennings and recorded at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studios and Dave’s Room in Los Angeles, A Cat in the Rain was released last month via Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers (stream/purchase here) and marks a major return for the band following their self-imposed hiatus in 2019.

Critical acclaim for A Cat in the Rain:

“they’ve returned with the kind of ferocity that feels destined to put them right back on that long-term upward trajectory…The earnestness is palpable”—Associated Press

“conveys the group’s superior, tightly-knit musicianship and ever maturing, evocative lyricism.”—Billboard

“he [lead singer Evan Felker] is more focused and lyrically crisp than at any point in his life. He’s a poet, but he’s direct”—Rolling Stone

“the Oklahoma group is better than ever…one of the most beloved groups in country and roots music”—Spin

“a timelessly great country act…Turnpike Troubadours are thriving in their star-to-icon era renaissance because they're peerless rock stars”—The Tennessean

“the band grafts primeval mountain melodies with snapping radio-ready rhythms”—Slant

“it’s one of the most anticipated albums in recent memory…marks a new chapter for the band; one with that same old Turnpike fire, but tempered with some wisdom”—Nashville Lifestyles

“It’s a bolder but more polished version of the gritty, Red Dirt country sound that made Turnpike Troubadours one of the genre’s most celebrated independent acts”—American Songwriter

“It’s catchy and arena-huge, built on hard-earned optimism and the second chances we make for ourselves”—No Depression

“some of the best songs of their career”—Brooklyn Vegan

“The greatest band of all time has done it again”—Whiskey Riff

“a forceful comeback that accentuates all their strengths…an album designed for wide open vistas yet aimed directly at the heart.”—All Music

“emphasizes the band's tight, methodical instrumentation and captivating lyricism” —Taste of Country

“a band that sounds as potent as when they left…It’s touching and truthful”—Holler

“a passion and a verve for what established them in the first place as one of the best earthy, organic purveyors of Folk-Americana-Country Rock out there”—Entertainment Focus

A Cat in the Rain is the band firing on all cylinders”—Americana Highways

“a powerhouse of energy”—Kansas City Pitch

Pioneers of the Red Dirt music scene and one of America’s most beloved bands, Turnpike Troubadours has amassed a massive following throughout their career with more than 1.5 billion streams globally and over 1.28 million equivalent units sold to-date. Originally from Tahlequah, OK, Turnpike Troubadours is Evan Felker (vocals, guitar), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (electric guitar), RC Edwards (bass), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (steel, accordion).

In celebration of the new music, the band will continue to tour through this fall including headline shows Washington DC’s The Anthem, Los Angeles’ Greek Theater and Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s (three nights) among many others. The band will also perform select stadium dates next year with Zach Bryan. See below for complete tour itinerary. Details can be found at www.turnpiketroubadours.com/tour.

Since their 2005 debut, Turnpike Troubadours has released five studio albums including 2017’s self-released A Long Way From Your Heart, which reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #20 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Of the record, American Songwriter declared, “grabs you with its subtle authenticity, nails 11 originals that exude natural charm and intrinsic integrity,” while the Austin American Statesman praised, “a rousing, thought-provoking country short story collection.” Further adding to their renowned career, the band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame last fall.

For more information, contact Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 ,
Asha Goodman or Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 at Sacks & Co.

1. Mean Old Sun
2. Brought Me
3. Lucille
4. Chipping Mill
5. The Rut
6. A Cat in the Rain
7. Black Sky
8. Easy Side Love Song (Bottoms Up)
9. Three More Days
10. Won’t You Give Me One More Chance

September 15 /// St. Louis, MO /// Enterprise Center*
September 16 /// Pryor, OK /// Born & Raised Festival
September 23 /// Washington DC /// The Anthem‡
September 24 /// Cary, NC /// Koka Booth Amphitheatre‡
October 1 /// Memphis, TN /// Mempho Music Festival
October 6 /// Monterey, CA /// Rebels & Renegades
October 8 /// North Charleston, SC /// Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 20 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Greek Theater†
November 2 /// Huntsville, AL /// Orion Amphitheater^
November 3 /// Tallahassee, FL /// Donald L. Tucker Civic Center^
November 4 /// Orlando, FL /// Orlando Amphitheater^
November 16 /// Knoxville, TN /// Knoxville
Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
December 14 /// Sioux Falls, SD /// Denny Sanford Premier Center+
December 15 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Fiserv Forum+
December 16 /// Peoria, IL /// Peoria Civic Center+
December 28 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s~
December 29 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s**
December 30 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s‡‡
June 22 /// Columbus, OH /// Buckeye Country Superfest
June 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Buckeye Country Superfest
August 6 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Lincoln Financial Field††
August 7 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Lincoln Financial Field††
August 24 /// Minneapolis, MN /// U.S. Bank Stadium††

*with special guests The Avett Brothers and The Wood Brothers
‡with special guests Lucero and Reckless Kelly
†with special guest Morgan Wade
^with special guests Blackberry Smoke
and Jason Boland & the Stragglers
+with special guests Ian Munsick and The Wild Feathers
~with special guest Ray Wylie Hubbard
**with special guest Lance Roark
‡‡with special guest Miles Miller
††with Zach Bryan