The Red Clay Strays nominated for Emerging Act of the Year at 2024 Americana Awards

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Red Clay Strays are nominated for Emerging Act of the Year at the 2024 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 18.

The nomination adds to a breakout year for The Red Clay Strays, who are in the midst of an extensive headline tour, which includes upcoming stops at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom, Columbus’ The Bluestone (two nights), Pelham, TN’s The Caverns (three nights), Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom and Seattle’s The Showbox as well as their sold-out, three-night headline debut at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 4, 5 and 6. They’ll also perform at several major festivals this year including Boston Calling, Railbird Festival, Windy City Smokeout, Austin City Limits and more. See below for complete tour itinerary.

The Red Clay Strays are also having a massive moment with their single, “Wondering Why.” With over 50 million streams to date, the track spent a week at #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA Playlist and has achieved huge success at radio including six-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Americana Singles chart. The song also reached #84 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, #16 on the Billboard AAA chart and #18 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and continues to gain support across genres.

“Wondering Why” is from the band’s album, Moment of Truth, which is filled with the band’s eclectic rock-n-roll sound. Released to critical acclaim, Billboard praises, “Lead singer Coleman’s gruff, impassioned vocal shines here as always, bolstered by the group’s exemplary musicianship.”

The Red Clay Strays are Brandon Coleman (lead vocals, guitar), Drew Nix (electric guitar, vocals, harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass) and John Hall (drums). Formed in Mobile, AL in 2016, the group has spent most of their career on the road, honing their craft and establishing themselves as a group to know. In just the past year, they’ve made their Grand Ole Opry debut and toured across the country including shows with Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Elle King and Old Crow Medicine Show. The band recently returned to the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell) to record a new album, additional details to come soon.

May 9—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (SOLD OUT)
May 18—College Station, TX—Troubadour Festival
May 19—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
May 25—Allston, MA—Boston Calling Festival
June 1—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
June 8—Pineville, KY—Laurel Cove Music Festival
June 21—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
June 22—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
June 23—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
June 27—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s
June 28—San Antonio, TX—Boeing Center at Tech Port
June 29—Lubbock, TX—Cotton Fest
July 10—Columbus, OH—The Bluestone
July 11—Columbus, OH—The Bluestone
July 12—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout 2024
July 13—Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection
July 19—Redmond, OR—FairWell Festival
July 20—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
July 24—Airway Heights, WA—Spokane Live
July 25—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
July 26—Seattle, WA—The Showbox
July 27—Rexford, MT—Abayance Bay Marina
August 3—St. Charles, IA—Hinterland
August 10—Oshkosh, WI—Xroads41 2024
September 4—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium† (SOLD OUT)
September 5—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium+ (SOLD OUT)
September 6—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium# (SOLD OUT)
October 4—Ocean City, MD—Country Calling
October 11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Festival
October 18—Simpsonville, SC—Greenville Country Music Fest
*with Turnpike Troubadours
†with special guests Taylor Hunnicutt and Aaron Raitiere
+with special guests Nolan Taylor and The Castellows
#with special guests Pony Bradshaw and Ben Chapman