US country/Americana singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw has revealed the title and artwork for his forthcoming duet with Sarah Darling, ‘Forever And Always’ due to be released on 26th July. The brand new song, written by Outlaw, gets a world exclusive first play on tonight’s BBC Radio 2 Country Show from 9pm BST / 3pm CST (18th July), hosted by country superstars Little Big Town, standing in for regular presenter Bob Harris.
Sarah Darling is appearing at several UK festivals this summer, including Nashville Meets London, Summertyne, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Sam Outlaw is due to appear at The Long Road festival in September, kicking off a series of headline dates across Europe which bring him back to the UK in October – tickets available for all shows now:
Sept 6th – The Long Road Festival, Lutterworth, UK
Sept 7th – Tuckerville, Enschede, Netherlands
Sept 8th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 9th – Club Volta, Köln, Germany
Sept 10th – Zoom Frankfurt, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Sept 11th – Strom, Munchen, Germany
Sept 12th – Frannz-Club, Berlin, Germany
Sept 14th – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sept 15th – Loppen, København, Denmark
Sept 18th – John Dee Live Club & Pub, Grünerløkka, Norway
Sept 19th – Madam Felle, Beren, Norway
Sept 20th – Iris Scene, Odda, Norway
Sept 21st – Bryggerhuset, Halden, Norway
Sept 23rd – Kulturhuset Najaden, Halmstad, Sweden
Sept 24th – Nalen, Norrmalm, Sweden
Sept 25th – Holten Hulingen, Hultsfred, Sweden
Sept 26th – Tryckhallen, Skogstorp-västra Gärdet-arvidstorp, Sweden
Sept 27th – Pustervik, Haga, Sweden
Sept 28th – Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden
Sept 30th – Bullingdon Arms, Oxford, UK
Oct 1st – Bush Hall, London, UK
Oct 2nd – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, UK
Oct 3rd – Glee Club, Nottingham, UK
Oct 4th – Newbald Village Hall, North Newbald, UK
Oct 5th – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Oct 6th – Glee Club, Glasgow, UK
ABOUT SAM OUTLAW:
Sam Outlaw is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Born Samuel Morgan in South Dakota, his stage name comes from his late mother’s maiden name.
Working as an advertising executive in his twenties, he performed small bar gigs near his home in Los Angeles starting in 2009 but kept his marketing career until 2015 – when he finally left his job to become a full-time musician. Turns out that was a good decision.
At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno” in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR and countless others. His follow-up album, “Tenderheart,” gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “SoCal Country” sound by introducing more elements of Pop and Rock music. Also a critical success, “Tenderheart” was heralded as one of the year’s best country albums, supported by a full tour of North America and dozens of shows in Europe.
Sam recently moved his wife and kids from LA to Nashville to seek a better environment for raising their two small children.
Following the move he made his Grand Ole Opry debut on May 3rd – the same day as the “surprise” release of his new EP. Dubbed “Hat Acts”, the EP is a concept album that weaves together three songs and three skits to create a surrealist storyline of honky-tonk drama.
With more new music coming soon, Outlaw will embark on a European tour in the Fall, followed by shows across North America.
ABOUT SARAH DARLING:
Collaborating with writers and producers in Nashville and in the UK, her “home away from home,” Iowa native Sarah Darling has developed a distinct and contemporary sound that fuses her own personal blend of US country with UK country/pop influences. Her newest album, Wonderland, released on June 7th and reached #1 on the UK Official Country Albums chart. Darling’s dedicated fan base has followed her closely since her earlier albums, Every Monday Morning and Angels & Devils, as well as Home to Me, a four song EP that included her breakout single, the title track “Home to Me.” Featured on SiriusXM’s The Highway, “Home to Me” became the top-selling digital single from a new female artist that year. She has become a fan favorite, noted for her “stunning ballads,” and “angelic vocals.” Darling’s Dream Country album, released globally in early 2017, marked her official launch into the UK country scene. Dream Country reached the number 2 spot on the iTunes UK country charts and led to a nomination for “International Artist of The Year” by the British Country Music Awards. With the support of mainstays Radio Disney Country, Spotify, Apple Music, Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree, Chris Country and many others, Sarah continues to attract new followers.
Sarah has been on the road, generating excitement for her trans-Atlantic sound among ever larger audiences. She has been touring across both the US and UK, performing over 70 dates in the 2018. Following performances at C2C London and Berlin, Sarah performed her largest UK headline tour yet in March 2019 and will be a featured artist at several country music festivals over the summer.
Darling has over 13 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over 95 times, and has made appearances on BBC ONE’s Good Morning Sunday, ITV Weekend, Total Country, Fox and Friends, CNN, The Bachelor, and AXS and more. Darling partnered with the state of Wyoming to create a video “Where Cowboys Ride” that was featured on CMT as well as on the Wyoming tourism website.