SIERRA FERRELL BLAZES HER TRAIL INTO A MYSTICAL FOREST ON FOX HUNT CAPPING AN EXTRAORDINARY 2023
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SINGLE ARRIVES ON THE HEELS OF RECENT COLLABORATIONS WITH ZACH BRYAN, DIPLO, MARGO PRICE AND MANY MORE PREVIEWING SO MUCH MUSIC TO COME IN 2024
UPCOMING SHOWS INCLUDE STADIUM RUN SUPPORTING ZACH BRYAN FOLLOWING HER COMPLETELY SOLD-OUT HEADLINE TOUR THIS YEAR
TORONTO, ON – October 19, 2023 – Today, as 2023 approaches its end, Sierra Ferrell reminds listeners that she is still just getting started. Following a streak of collaborations with Zach Bryan, Diplo, Margo Price and more in recent months, as well as singular covers of songs by Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, the inimitable and untamable star of Nashville has shared her first new, original song of the year. Out now on Rounder Records, Fox Hunt offers an early glimpse into Ferrell’s forthcoming, unannounced follow-up to her debut album, 2021’s Long Time Coming.
Through her enchanted and enthralling vocal performance, scorching string arrangement, spectral chants and hard-stomping rhythm, the single blazes a deeper trail into the wild and fantastical world of her creation. As the music conjures mystical visions of lush forests, flowing rivers and fertile land, the accompanying Fox Hunt video – animated by Rob Fidel – combines illustrations reminiscent of familiar children’s books with a far-out, free-spirited style that can only be described as Sierra Ferrell. “Ferrell’s singing has clear antecedents—Loretta Lynn’s holler-raised twang, Dolly Parton’s effortless melodiousness, Bessie Smith’s confident rasp,” praises Pitchfork. “But her nods to those legends always feel heartfelt, never academic. Already, she’s learned to sound only like herself.”
Since the release of Long Time Coming, Ferrell won Emerging Artist of The Year at the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards, and was nominated for Artist of The Year last month. She sold out every one of her headline shows in 2023, in addition to playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk and Stagecoach, and has earned 50 million album streams on Spotify alone. While she has recently collaborated with Zach Bryan, Diplo and Margo Price, contributed to new records from The Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne and Shakey Graves, shared stages with Lana Del Rey, The Avett Brothers and Nathaniel Rateliff, and been covered by Kelly Clarkson, the themes of survival and train car imagery in the Fox Hunt video and lyrics harken back to her formative, nomadic roots.
“Ferrell built her act not from the comfort of a bedroom but in freight-train boxcars, and by playing on the streets as a romantic musical vagabond,” says The New Yorker. From growing up in small-town West Virginia to singing Shania Twain covers at seven years old in a dead-end bar, to joining a traveling pack of homeless musicians and busking on the streets of New Orleans and Seattle, Ferrell brings her signature sense of eclecticism to every stage, truckstop or alleyway she plays, driven by the constant desire to expand her audience’s capacity for wonder.
Ferrell’s upcoming performances include a run of arenas, baseball stadiums and football fields with Zach Bryan, with more to be announced soon. Find dates, tickets and additional information at sierraferrellmusic.com/tour.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 10 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
December 30 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park*
March 3 - Steamboat Springs, CO - WinterWonderGrass Colorado
April 6 - Olympic Valley, CA - WinterWonderGrass Tahoe
April 9-13 - Puerto Aventuras, QR - The Avett Brothers’ At The Beach
June 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Crypto.com Arena*
June 7 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena*
June 8 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena*
June 14 - Denver, CO - Empower Field at Mile High*
June 15 - Denver, CO - Empower Field at Mile High*
*w/ Zach Bryan