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Mo Pitney, a contemporary country singer-songwriter who has been lauded by critics and a growing fan base for his artful embrace of classic country, is bringing his amiable sound to stages across the UK, Europe and North America. With his smooth, sonorous voice, upbeat guitar strumming and good-humoured lyricism, Pitney is rapidly ascending into the upper tiers of the modern country scene. From Nashville to Nottingham, the latest Mo Pitney tour showcases today's preeminent interpretation of classic country to fans of the genre new and old.
Mo Pitney's background
Mo Pitney was raised in a musical family in a small town in Illinois. His steel-pan guitarist dad introduced Mo to the drums at age six, and by age 12, he was learning to play the guitar by mastering Johnny Cash at San Quentin in its entirety. At 15, Mo Pitney first picked up the banjo, along with an interest in bluegrass music, and started playing with some friends in an acoustic band. Pitney cites his early (and enduring) musical influences as the classic country greats -- George Strait, Buck Owens and Keith Whitley among others.
By the age of 20, Mo Pitney had taken himself to Nashville, setting his sights on a professional music career. In impressively short order, he landed a contract with a record label, and despite still being an unknown entity, scored an invitation to perform at the legendary country venue, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. On that storied stage, he played his original songs "Country" and "Clean Up on Aisle Five," earning a standing ovation and place among the most promising newcomers to the country genre. Country Rebel magazine called him "the next Randy Travis."
Mo Pitney's biggest hits
Mo Pitney released his debut single, "Country," in December 2014. It was well received, reaching the Top 40 of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and No. 35 on the Country Airplay chart, staying on the latter for 19 weeks. Pitney's second single, "Boy & a Girl Thing", came out in August 2015 and also made the Hot Country Songs chart and Country Airplay chart. "Everywhere," Pitney's third single, was released in December 2016.
In October 2016, Mo Pitney released his debut full-length album, Behind This Guitar. In the first week of its release, the record went straight to No. 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. He supported the album with extensive touring of the United States and Europe.
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Country music fans who are looking for Mo Pitney tickets might also enjoy catching live performances by other contemporary stars who are reinvigorating the classic country canon. Among them are Aaron Watson and Grammy Award and U.K. Americana Award winner Sturgill Simpson.
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