Emerging Nashville-based band KING CALAWAY made their stadium debut this past Friday (May 3) as they performed as the opening act for Garth Brooks at his U.S. Bank Stadium show in Minneapolis, MN. The momentous occasion became even more memorable as Garth himeslf introduced the band as the opening act, marking the first time the icon has done that in his extensive career – watch here.
Hyping the group to the sold out crowd, Garth praised “I don’t think I’ve ever done this in my career, but I’ve watched these next six guys rent a hall that they couldn’t afford back in Nashville and practice, every day for four days straight, just for this show tonight. These guys are brand new and if I was them I would be scared out of my wits right now, but I know they’re getting ready to play for the greatest Country music fans that we have on the this planet. You guys have given me some of the best nights of my life – what I’m asking you – let’s make this the best night of their lives. Ladies and Gentlemen, King Calaway!”
For King Calaway the experience was a once in a lifetime moment that will last a lifetime. “We were all walking out of the tunnel and all of the sudden Garth said ‘I need a hot mic’ and we all kind of stood there not sure what was happening. Was he going to sing with us? And then out of nowhere he started introducing us and I think all of our jaws dropped—Jordan even started tearing up. We’ve never seen Garth do that before. We’re still in shock,” said drummer Chris Deaton.
The news continues to solidify the six-piece band’s status as an act on the rise, building on the success of their debut single “World For Two” from their self-titled EP released in January, via BMG/BBR Music Group. “World For Two” was the most added song at country radio in its first week at US radio and continues to grow rapidly across streaming platforms. Additionally, King Calaway made their Grand Ole Opry debut on March 1 and was introduced by esteemed country artist Brad Paisley. The band has been named one of seven country acts to watch in 2019 by Billboard, who praises the EP as “rife with thick harmonies [and] poppy energy” and named as one of “2019 Artists To Watch” by Amazon music.
ABOUT KING CALAWAY: Six unique voices. Six top-notch instrumentalists. Three different countries. Featuring a half dozen musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, King Calaway is proof that there’s strength in numbers. Hailing from across the globe — from the small towns of the American Midwest to the small coastal country of Gibraltar; from the Atlantic seaboard to the Central Belt of Scotland — King Calaway brings a worldly perspective. They’re country stars for a new generation, singing songs that erase the boundaries between genres and countries. Comprised of bandmates Caleb Miller, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Jordan Harvey, Chad Michael Jervis, and Austin Luther, King Calaway isn’t looking to blend into the crowd. They’re not even looking to fit in. They’re in the business of standing out…and King Calaway stands tall.https://www.countryschatter.com/2019/05/king-calaway-makes-their-stadium-performance-debut-opening-for-garth-brooks-at-u-s-bank-staduim/New ArtistsNewsPress ReleaseUncategorized"World For Two",Austin Luther,Chad Michael Jervis,Chris Deaton,Garth Brooks,Jordan Harvey,King Calaway,Simon Thomas