Don McLean's New Album, 'American Boys' Will Be Released On May 17th And Is Available For Pre-Order Today

Article Contributed by 2911 Media | Published on Friday, March 1, 2024

Grammy-award honoree, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don McLean is excited to announce his next studio album, American Boys, which will be released on May 17th by BFD/Audium Nashville and distributed exclusively through The Orchard. The album is available for preorder today, along with the title track, which features Home Free. Paying tribute to his rock and roll heroes, McLean's new single honors those who paved the way. With thirteen tracks, American Boys is exactly what every Don McLean fan has been waiting for!

“This is an album of all new songs,” shares McLean. “The title track, “American Boys,” which features the guys from Home Free, is a fun song about the boys who invented rock and roll. America invented this music. Only America invented this music.”

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'American Boys' Track Listing:
American Boys (Feat. Home Free)*
Thunderstorm Girl*
Stone Cold Gangster
Truth And Fame*
The Gypsy Road*
I Shall Find My Way*
Mexicali Gal
Vacant Luxury
The Ballad Of George Floyd
The Meanest Girl
Marley’s Song (Save Yourself)
Resurrection Man*
Gotta Make You Mine (Bonus Track)

Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: Don McLean
Electric and Acoustic Guitar: Michael Severs
Piano and Hammond B3: Dennis Wage
Piano and String Arrangements: Tony Migliore
Drums: Jerry Kroon
Bass: Alison Prestwood
Electric and Slide Guitar: Vip Vipperman
Electric Guitar: Kerry Marx
Background Vocals: Don McLean and Home Free

Written by Don McLean (Don McLean Music UMPG/BMI)
*Written by Don McLean and Vip Vipperman (Don McLean Music UMPG/BMI, Big Vip Songs /UMPG ASCAP)

As part of a new distribution deal with BFD/Audium Nashville, sixteen of Don McLean’s albums, which have been newly remastered, will be re-released, including ‘Prime Time,’ ‘Chain Lightning,’ ‘Believers,’ ‘Greatest Hits Live!,’ ‘Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins,’ ‘The Western Album,’ and more.

Upcoming Tour Dates include:
MAR 09 - The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
MAR 14 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 15 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 16 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 17 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 18 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 19 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 20 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
MAR 21 - 70’s Rock and Romance Cruise / Miami, Fla.
APR 06 - Rivers Casino Des Plaines / Des Plaines, Ill.
APR 27 - Riviera Theatre / North Tonawanda, N.Y.
MAY 04 - Pollak Theatre / West Long Branch, N.J.
MAY 11 - Bilheimer Capitol Theatre / Clearwater, Fla.
MAY 18 - T. Furth Center for the Performing Arts / Angola, Ind.
JUN 09 - Tower Theatre / Bend, Ore.
JUN 14 - Boot Barn Hall of Bourbon Brothers / Colorado Springs, Colo.
JUN 29 - Vienna Freedom Festival / Vienna, Va.
JUL 13 - American Bank Center Selena Auditorium / Corpus Christi, Texas
JUL 20 - Boot Barn Hall / Gainesville, Ga.
JUL 28 - Belly Up / Solana Beach, Calif.
AUG 09 - The Canyon / Montclair, Calif.
AUG 10 - Libbey Bowl / Ojai, Calif.
SEP 04 - Wachholz College Center / Kalispell, MT
NOV 01 - Grand Theater / Wausau, Wisc.
NOV 09 - Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino / New Buffalo, Mich.
NOV 30 - The Parker / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DEC 06 - Tarrytown Music Hall / Tarrytown, N.Y.
DEC 07 - Landsdowne Theater / Lansdowne, Pa.
DEC 13 - The Birchmere / Alexandria, Va.
DEC 20 - Hawaii Theatre / Honolulu, Hawaii