Turnpike Troubadours’ highly anticipated new album "A Cat in the Rain" out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, August 25, 2023

A Cat in the Rain, the first album in six years from one of America’s most beloved bands, Turnpike Troubadours, is out today on Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE.

Produced by Shooter Jennings and recorded at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studios and Dave’s Room in Los Angeles, A Cat in the Rain marks a long-awaited return for the band following their self-imposed hiatus in 2019. With these ten new songs, Turnpike Troubadours is back with a refreshed perspective on the authentic songwriting and signature foot-stomping sound that first captivated their deeply devoted fanbase.

Pioneers of the Red Dirt music scene, Turnpike Troubadours has amassed a massive following throughout their career with more than 1.5 billion streams globally and over 1.28 million equivalent units sold to-date. Originally from Tahlequah, OK, Turnpike Troubadours is Evan Felker (vocals, guitar), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (electric guitar), RC Edwards (bass), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (steel, accordion).

In celebration of the new music, the band will continue to tour through this fall including headline shows Washington DC’s The Anthem, Los Angeles’ Greek Theater and Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s (three nights) among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at www.turnpiketroubadours.com/tour.

Since their 2005 debut, Turnpike Troubadours has released five studio albums including 2017’s self-released A Long Way From Your Heart, which reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #20 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Of the record, American Songwriter declared, “grabs you with its subtle authenticity, nails 11 originals that exude natural charm and intrinsic integrity,” while the Austin American Statesman praised, “a rousing, thought-provoking country short story collection.” Further adding to their renowned career, the band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this past fall.

1. Mean Old Sun
2. Brought Me
3. Lucille
4. Chipping Mill
5. The Rut
6. A Cat in the Rain
7. Black Sky
8. Easy Side Love Song (Bottoms Up)
9. Three More Days
10. Won’t You Give Me One More Chance


August 25—Camdenton, MO—Ozarks Amphitheater*
August 26—Bonner Springs, KS—Azura Amphitheater‡
September 2—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf Amphitheater*
September 3—Marietta, GA—Georgia Country Music Fest
September 15—St. Louis, MO—Enterprise Center†
September 16—Pryor, OK—Born & Raised Festival
September 23—Washington DC—The Anthem+
September 24—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre+
October 1—Memphis, TN—Mempho Music Festival
October 6-8—Monterey, CA—Rebels & Renegades
October 7-8—North Charleston, SC—Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theater#
November 2—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater^
November 3—Tallahassee, FL—Donald L. Tucker Civic Center^
November 4—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheater^
November 16—Knoxville, TN—Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
December 14—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford Premier Center††
December 15—Milwaukee, WI—Fiserv Forum††
December 16—Peoria, IL—Peoria Civic Center††
December 28—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s~
December 29—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s**
December 30—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s‡‡
*with special guest Muscadine Bloodline
‡with special guests The Avett Brothers, Old 97’s and Kaitlin Butts
†with special guests The Avett Brothers and The Wood Brothers
+with special guests Lucero and Reckless Kelly
#with special guest Morgan Wade
^with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Jason Boland & the Stragglers
~with special guest Ray Wylie Hubbard
**with special guest Lance Roark
‡‡with special guest Miles Miller
††with special guests Ian Munsick and The Wild Feathers