Sierra Ferrell Shares New Version of "American Dreaming"

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Today, Sierra Ferrell shares a new rendition of "American Dreaming," her resilient rallying cry for self-care, that succeeds in "diagnosing the ills of an entire generation," praises SPIN. "In other words, it sounds like a song for right now." As the opening number to her multi-chart-topping album Trail of Flowers, the track has soared into a show-stopping centerpiece of her live set over these past several months. From performing it on an entirely sold-out run of headline tour dates, to stirring the stadium-sized heartstrings of 50,000 people with Zach Bryan, "American Dreaming" has taken on a larger life and higher meaning as of late, with lyrics that are "vivid, detailed, lived-in and nuanced" (Paste). Captured in the moment from the stage, this alternate arrangement continues to demonstrate why Sierra Ferrell is "one of country and roots music's most fascinating and fastest-rising artists" (Rolling Stone).

Listen to "American Dreaming (Alternative Version)" via Rounder Records:

In addition to selling out dozens of shows, debuting #1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists, Heatseekers and Tastemakers Charts, and extending her unstoppable streak of cross-genre collaborations, recent weeks have also seen Sierra Ferrell celebrate three nominations for the 2024 Americana Honors & Awards. Up for Artist of The Year, Album of The Year with Trail of Flowers, and Song of The Year for "American Dreaming," she heads into the September ceremony as the musician with the most nods to her name, tied only with Tyler Childers.

Furthermore, this Sunday, June 30th brings another milestone, as Sierra Ferrell will sing the national anthem at the Nashville Superspeedway's Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race, broadcasting live on NBC at 2:30pm CT. The televised performance follows appearances on CBS Mornings and Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this year, and marks a rare moment of uncharted territory for an artist who has honed her spellbinding style and time-bending sound in trailer parks, truck stops, dive bars, street corners and nearly everywhere in between.

"Sierra Ferrell knows how to put on a show," raves Glamour, and for the rest of this summer and fall, she and her band will bring their theatrical, fantastical and fully-Ferrell experience to even more headline tour dates and festivals across the country, as well as performances with Mitski and others listed below. Find tickets at

Sierra Ferrell Tour Dates

6/27-6/29 - Eau Claire, WI - Blue Ox Festival

7/12-7/14 - Whitefish, MT - Under The Big Sky Festival

7/26 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest

7/28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Fest

8/10 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre!

8/11 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre!

8/12 - Portland, OR - Pioneer Courthouse Square!

8/14 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden: Outlaw Field!

8/15 - Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheater!

8/16 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom!

8/18 - Santa Fe, NM - The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Co.!

8/21 - Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall!

8/22 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater!

8/23 - Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum!

8/24 - Memphis, TN - Overton Park Shell

8/25 - Simpsonville, SC - Marcus King's Family Reunion

9/1 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion with Mitski

9/6 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens

9/7 - Evanston, IL - Evanston Folk Fest

9/8 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre*

9/10 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall*

9/12 - Portland, ME - State Theatre*

9/13 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner

9/14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Sea.Hear.Now. Festival

9/15 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre and Ballroom*

9/19-9/22 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond

9/22 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival

9/27-9/28 - Raleigh, NC - IBMA Bluegrass Live!

9/28 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center

1/8 - Tanunda, SA - Peter Lehmann^

1/11 - Waurn Ponds, AU - Mt Duneed Estate^

1/12 - Bowral, AU - Centennial Vineyards^

1/18 - Pokolbin, AU - Bimbadgen^

1/19 - Mount Cotton, AU - Sirromet Wines^

5/5-5/7 - Miramar Beach, FL - Melissa Etheridge: Moon Crush "The Sea & ME"

! w/ Nick Shoulders

*w/ Meredith Axelrod

^w/ The Teskey Brothers, Band of Horses