Yelawolf, Shooter Jennings announce Ryman Auditorium headlining show

Duo will perform in Nov

Sometimes Y, the dynamic new rock collaboration from superstars Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings, has announced a headlining show at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium for Thursday, November 17th. Tickets for the special show, also featuring Bones Owens, Tony Martinez, and Revelry and an original Yelawolf set featuring DJ Devin Hype, go on sale to the public this Friday, August 5th at 10 am CT with artist presale tickets available now via AXS.

Sometimes Y, who released their acclaimed self-titled debut studio album in March, made their live performance debut in Los Angeles this spring, electrifying audiences at The Rainbow Bar & Grill’s 50th Anniversary celebration and The Viper Room. In addition to the Ryman, the band has a handful of other upcoming shows including a date opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd in September and a performance this Friday (Aug 5th) at the Iron Horse Saloon during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. See below for all upcoming show dates.

“I’m honored to share music history with the Ryman,” shares Yelawolf. “So many legendary shows have touched this stage. Now it’s time to put my name on the wall…and I’m not leaving quietly. Hopefully they’ll invite us back…there goes the neighborhood!”

In addition to announcing the Ryman show, the band has revealed that their self-titled debut studio album is now available physically on a limited edition vinyl set, which will arrive wax-sealed, numbered, and autographed by Yelawolf. Since its release, the 10-track collection has amassed over 26 million total global streams across all digital platforms.

Produced by two-time GRAMMY Award winner Jennings and recorded at L.A.’s famed Sunset Sound Studios, Sometimes Y is highlighted by the singles “Make Me A Believer,” “Rock & Roll Baby,” “Jump Out The Window” and “Radio.” The songs off the album have drawn comparisons to everyone from The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2, and The Strokes to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, and Arcade Fire, and have been featured on a variety of key rock playlists across Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube, while also receiving support from alternative radio stations across the country.

Sometimes Y features Yelawolf as the invigorating front man and Jennings on synthesizer, piano, and acoustic guitar, with Jennings’ longtime bandmates – Jamie Douglass (drums), Ted Russell Kamp (bass, banjo, acoustic guitar), and John Schreffler (guitars, pedal steel) – rounding out the project.

On paper, rapper Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings, one of the Americana world’s most sought-after producers and songwriters, might not seem like the most obvious combination. But after listening to their collaboration as Sometimes Y, you’ll quickly come to understand that their chemistry, built from a decades-long plus friendship, is in fact as intoxicating as it is unexpected. Sometimes Y is a bold and exhilarating rock and roll hybrid, one that fuses past and future sounds to conjure up some alternate universe where David Bowie fronted Thin Lizzy or Axl Rose sang with The Cars. The songs on the album are as addictive as they are unpredictable, mixing ’80s bombast and arena rock energy with country earnestness and hip-hop swagger. Jennings’ production work is lush but never crowded, and Yelawolf’s lyrics are utterly arresting, grappling insightfully with purpose and perseverance, struggle and triumph, pain and transcendence. Weighty as the record can feel at times, it’s ultimately a work of liberation and release, an ecstatic declaration of creative freedom fueled by adventure, discovery, and a little bit of chaos, which is precisely what Sometimes Y is all about.

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