James McMurtry Touring In Support Of Brand New Album

Singer/songwriter James McMurtry and his band will embark on a national tour to support his new album, Just Us Kids, on Lightning Rod Records. "We tour so we can make albums. We make albums so we can tour, " said McMurtry. He backs up that statement with a 27-city tour beginning on the April 15 release date. McMurtry will play a pair of hometown shows at Austin's Continental Club before hitting the road for the seven- week run of dates.
The early buzz surrounding Just Us Kids suggests that McMurtry has followed his award-winning 2005 album, Childish Things, with another masterpiece. "(James McMurtry's) new one Just Us Kids, is gonna blow your socks all the way off and back onto the sheep what made 'em, " declared Texas Monthly called McMurtry "more energized than ever." Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood declared that "McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now and (Just Us Kids) finds him at his finest."

The album debuted at #8 on the R&R Americana airplay chart dated Monday, March 24.

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