Billboard Emerging Artist’s Full-Length LP Out Today
After delivering electrifying performances, winning over fans and judges like the legendary Simon Cowell and dominating the Billboard/iTunes charts, Stoney Creek Records recording artist Drake Milligan has charged out of the gates this morning with his debut LP Dallas/Fort Worth sitting simultaneously at #1 on the iTunes All-Genre Top Albums and iTunes Top Country Albums charts. The feat comes after just last night wrapping an incredible season on NBC‘s highest rated show of the summer America’s Got Talent.
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Milligan made it to the Top 3 on Wednesday’s AGT finale (9/14), following a superstar duet with five-time Billboard Chart topper Jon Pardi, and a rowdy, rollicking romp through his debut single “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” the night prior (9/13).
All season long, press outlets have praised the high-energy honky-tonker and his infectious, trad-country spirit, with everyone from Entertainment Tonight, PEOPLE, USA Today, Hollywood Life and Parade, to Billboard, American Songwriter, Taste of Country, The Boot and more hailing Milligan’s latest and greatest accomplishment.
The timing couldn’t be better for the rising star, whose Country-to-the-core full-length album debut arrives today (9/15), adding yet another milestone to his incredible story. The project features AGT fan favorite “Kiss Goodbye All Night,” along with others like Milligan’s new single “Sounds Like Something I’d Do,” which will be impacting Country radio Monday (9/19).
Both tracks were part of a recent feat that found Milligan dominating multiple iTunes charts, hitting #1 on both the iTunes Country Songs and the all-genre iTunes songs chart with his single “Kiss Goodbye All Night,” and also sending his self-tilted EP to #1 on both the iTunes Country Albums and the All-Genre iTunes Album chart, among other stats. At one point, Milligan held the Top 4 spots of the iTunes Country Videos chart, and occupied seven of the Top 30 spots All-Genre, including #3 (“Sounds Like Something I’d Do”) and #5 (“Kiss Goodbye All Night”).
Looking ahead, the fiery performer will ride his AGT momentum straight into a headlining tour, as he returns to the road with a full slate of dates this fall. Check out the cross-country routing below and get tickets HERE.
Drake Milligan Tour Dates:
SEP 16 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Desert 5 Spot
SEP 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Desert 5 Spot
SEP 18 – SAN BERNARDINO, CA @ Brandin’ Iron
SEP 21 – OXFORD, MS @ Proud Larry’s
SEP 23 – FORT WORTH, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas
SEP 24 – SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Rustic
SEP 30 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ Tin Roof
OCT 1 – DETROIT, MI @ Tin Roof
OCT 7 – GRETNA, LA @ Gretna Heritage Festival
OCT 8 – SHERIDAN, AR @ Timberfest
OCT 13 – BONHAM, TX @ Powder Creek Pavilion
OCT 14 – HOUSTON, TX @ Armadillo Palace
OCT 15 – SAN ANGELO, TX @ The Hangout (part of the Texas Strong Concert Series)
OCT 20 – MEMPHIS, TN @ LaFayettes
OCT 21 – LEXINGTON, KY @ Tin Roof
OCT 22 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ Tin Roof
About Drake Milligan:
Drake Milligan burst onto the national music stage last month entering the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at #5 after dominating iTunes. The Fort Worth native charted back-to-back #1 hits on the iTunes Country Songs Chart, #1 on iTunes All-Genre Chart and reclaimed the #1 spot on iTunes Country Albums Chart, all while simultaneously holding positions #1, #2, #3 and #5 on iTunes Country Video Chart. Milligan is a student of classic Country music with the swagger of early Rock ‘n’ Roll. He’s an electrifying entertainer who is packing Country fans into clubs night after night on tour. Milligan cites George Strait and Elvis Presley – the King of Country and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – as musical heroes. His unique style of traditional yet timely Country has been embraced by fans, peers and the media alike. Milligan has already earned high praise from People, USA Today, Parade, American Songwriter, CMT.com, Billboard, KTLA, Hollywood Life, Fort Worth Weekly, Sounds Like Nashville, and Taste of Country. Last night (9/14), Milligan performed a duet with Country star Jon Pardi on the Season 17 finale of NBC’s highest rated show of summer America’s Got Talent, where he placed in the Top 3. Skyrocketing to #1 on the iTunes All-Genre and Country Top Albums charts, Milligan just released his full-length debut album Dallas/Fort Worth via Stoney Creek Records, co-produced by award-winning Tony Brown and Brandon Hood. Milligan has attracted support from a who’s who of industry veterans including iconic songwriter Desmond Child, legendary promoter John Meglen and acclaimed TV/film producer Leslie Greif.