The Red Clay Strays sell-out three night headline debut at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, January 19, 2024

The Red Clay Strays, one of music’s fastest-rising bands, will make their headline debut at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium with three sold-out shows on September 4, 5 and 6. The second and third shows were added due to overwhelming demand after the first night immediately sold-out, leading all three shows to sell out within just hours.

With this achievement, The Red Clay Strays are now among a very select group who have made their Ryman debut with a three-night stand, joining renowned artists such as Mumford & Sons, Chris Stapleton, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Turnpike Troubadours.

The Ryman shows add to a breakout year for The Red Clay Strays, who are having a massive moment with their viral single, “Wondering Why.” With over 47 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 as it’s currently #1 on the Americana Singles chart, #71 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, #19 on the Billboard AAA chart and #22 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 currently #9 on the Americana Albums Chart and 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.”

Additional upcoming sold-out headline shows include Charlottesville’s Jefferson Theater, Charleston’s Riviera Theater (two nights), Tuscaloosa’s Druid City Music Hall, Athens’ Georgia Theatre, Knoxville’s The Mill & Mine and St. Louis’ The Hawthorn among others. The band will also join Turnpike Troubadours and Whiskey Myers for select dates this spring and perform at several key festivals this year such as Boston Calling, Windy City Smokeout, Railbird and more. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at

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, Brothers Osborne, 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, which will be released this year. More details to come soon.

January 25—Key West, FL—Mile 0 Fest
February 1—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater (SOLD OUT)
February 2—Columbia, SC—The Senate (SOLD OUT)
February 3—Charleston, SC—The Riviera Theater (SOLD OUT)
February 4—Charleston, SC—The Riviera Theater (SOLD OUT)
February 8—Tuscaloosa, AL—Druid City Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
February 9—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre (SOLD OUT)
February 10—Knoxville, TN—The Mill & Mine (SOLD OUT)
February 15—St. Louis, MO—The Hawthorn (SOLD OUT)
February 16—Bloomington, IL—The Castle Theatre (SOLD OUT)
February 17—Bloomington, IN—Bluebird Nightclub (SOLD OUT)
March 7—Fayetteville, AR—JJ’s Live
March 8—Bossier City, LA—Brookshire Grocery Arena~
March 9—Biloxi, MS—Mississippi Coast Coliseum~
March 16—Gonzales, LA—Bulls, Bands & Barrels 2024
March 29—Fairhope, AL—Halstead Amphitheater
March 30—Abilene, TX—Outlaws & Legends Music Fest
April 6—Memphis, TN—Grind City Music Festival
April 7—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Tortuga Music Festival
April 14—Gonzales, TX—Cattle Country Fest
April 18—Miramar Beach, FL—Moon Crush 2024
April 27—Macon, GA—Macon Amphitheater*
May 3—Wichita, KS—Intrust Bank Arena*
May 9—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
May 25—Allston, MA—Boston Calling Festival
June 1—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
June 8—Pineville, KY—Laurel Cove Music Festival
July 12—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout 2024
August 10—Oshkosh, WI—Xroads41 2024
September 4—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium†
September 5—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium+
September 6—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium#
~with Whiskey Myers
*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