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June 15, 2023—The official music video for GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Molly Tuttle’s new song, “Next Rodeo,” is debuting today. Directed by Edgar Evans, the video features Tuttle and her band, Golden Highway, as well as special guest actors Seth Clarke and Morgan
Reflecting on the video, Tuttle shares, “My song ‘Next Rodeo’ is all about traveling from show to show and chasing down a dream, so I wanted to showcase my band members and give the audience a glimpse of the personalities that make up Golden Highway. I love how this video captures the sense of friendship and camaraderie that is woven into our new album, City of Gold. We had so much fun filming this video and hope you enjoy coming along for the wild ride!”
“Next Rodeo” is the second track unveiled from Tuttle’s anticipated new album, City of Gold, which will be released July 21 via Nonesuch Records (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, new song, “El Dorado,” recently debuted, which Billboard calls “a vibrant blend of bluegrass with flashes of Old West, anchored by Tuttle’s earthy-yet-angelic vocal and the entire group’s ace musicianship.” Additionally, American Songwriter praises, “Tuttle, one of the world’s best guitar players, soars on this country song.”
The new album follows Tuttle’s acclaimed 2022 record, Crooked Tree, which won Best Bluegrass Album at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards and also led to a Best New Artist nomination. Produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas andrecorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, City of Gold was inspired by Tuttle’s constant touring with Golden Highway these past few years, during which they have grown together as musicians and performers, cohering as a band. These 13 tracks—mostly written by Tuttle and Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show)—capture the electric energy of band’s live shows by highlighting each members’ musical strengths.
In celebration of the new music, the band will tour through this summer including dates supporting Dave Matthews, Tommy Emmanuel, Greensky Bluegrass, Charley Crockett and Marcus King, as well as festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Under the Big Sky Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and more. See below for complete tour itinerary.
Reflecting on the project, Tuttle shares, “When I was a kid, we took a field trip to Coloma, CA to learn about the gold rush. I’ll never forget the dusty hills and the grizzled old miner who showed us the nugget around his neck. Just like gold fever, music has always captivated me, captured my heart, and driven me to great lengths to explore its depths. On my new album I dug deep as a songwriter (with Ketch Secor) and co-producer (with Jerry Douglas) and surfaced with a record that celebrates the music of my heart, my life, the land where I grew up, and the stories I heard along the way. I made this record with my band Golden Highway after playing over 100 shows across the country last year. On the road and in the studio, we are inspired by artists such as John Hartford, Gillian Welch and Peter Rowan to name a few, whose records are like family albums to us. Just like them, on this album we chart some new territory along some old familiar ground. The songs span from breakdowns to ballads, fairytales and fiddle tunes, from Yosemite up to the Gold Country and out beyond the mountains. That visit to Coloma, site of California’s first gold strike is where I first heard about El Dorado, the city of gold. Playing music can take you to a place that is just as precious. I hope you like this record!”
In addition to Tuttle (vocals, acoustic guitar), Douglas (dobro) and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle, harmony vocals), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass, harmony vocals) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo, harmony vocals)—City of Gold also features special guest Dave Matthews on “Yosemite.”

photo credit: Chelsea Rochelle
Raised in Northern California, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015. In the years since, she’s been nominated for Best New Artist at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards, won Album of the Year at the 2023 International Folk Music Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Awards, Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMAs in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman to receive the honor. Tuttle has performed around the world, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dwight Yoakam as well as at several major festivals including Newport Folk Festival and Pilgrimage.
1. El Dorado
2. Where Did All the Wild Things Go?
3. San Joaquin
4. Yosemite (feat. Dave Matthews)
5. Next Rodeo
6. When My Race Is Run
7. Alice in the Bluegrass
8. Stranger Things
9.  Down Home Dispensary
10. More Like a River
11. Goodbye Mary
12. Evergreen, OK
13. The First Time I Fell in Love
June 15—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 16—Grass Valley, CA—Father’s Day Festival
June 22—Owensboro, KY—ROMP 2023
June 23—Somerset, WI—Somerset Amphitheater
June 24—East Troy, WI—Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 25—Maryland Heights, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 6—Sheboygan, WI—John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Levitt AMP Music Series
July 7—Harbor Springs, MI—Blissfest Festival Farm
July 14—Columbia Falls, MT—UTBS Official After Party
July 15—Whitefish, MT—Under the Big Sky Music & Arts Festival
July 16—Ketchum, ID—Whiskeys’
July 18—Sandy, UT—Sandy Amphitheater‡
July 19—Boise, ID—Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
July 21—Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre
July 22—Redmond, OR—FairWell Festival
July 30—Lyons, CO—RockyGrass Festival
August 3—Corning, CA—Rolling Hills Casino
August 4—Stateline, NV—Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
August 9—Bonner, MT—KettleHouse Amphitheater+
August 12—Edmonton, AB—Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 18—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
August 19—Wellston, MI—Hoxeyville Music Festival
August 21—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union Live^
August 22—Cincinnati, OH—Andrew J Brady Music Center^
August 25—New Braunfels, TX—Whitewater Amphitheatre‡
August 26—Lawrence, KS—Kaw River Roots 2023
September 1—Quincy, WA—The Gorge Amphitheatre*
September 8—Nashville, TN—Under the Stars Concert Series at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
September 15—Flagstaff, AZ—Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival
September 21—Nashville, TN—Tommy’s Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA
September 26—Blacksburg, VA—Lyric Theatre
October 6—Monterey, CA—Rebels and Renegades Music Festival
December 1—Lake Wales, FL—Orange Blossom Revue
January 10—Exeter, UK—Corn Exchange#
January 11—Bath, UK—Forum#
January 12, 2024—London, UK—Cadogan Hall#
January 13, 2024—Bexhill On Sea, UK—De La Warr Pavilion#
January 14, 2024—Southend On Sea, UK—Palace Theatre#
January 16, 2024—Bury St. Edmunds, UK—Apex#
January 17, 2024—Lytham St. Annes, UK—Lowther Pavilion Theatre#
January 18, 2024—Sunderland, UK—Fire Station#
January 1, 20249—Glasgow, UK—Celtic Connections#
January 21, 2024—Buxton, UK—Buxton Opera House#
January 23, 2024—Kings Lynn, UK—Corn Exchange Theatre and Cinema#
January 24, 2024—Shrewsbury, UK—Theatre Severn#
January 25, 2024—St. Albans, UK—Alban Arena#
January 26, 2024—Wirral, UK—Floral Pavilion Theatre#
January 27, 2024—Harrogate, UK—Royal Hall#
‡supporting Charley Crockett
+supporting Greensky Bluegrass
^supporting Charley Crockett and Marcus King
*supporting Dave Matthews
#supporting Tommy Emmanuel


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