Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
50th Anniversary

Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, along with country music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album at the Akron Civic Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Released some 50 years ago, The Byrds’ album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” is universally regarded as the big bang of country-rock, the first album to truly fuse the two genres in a way that baffled and alienated both the group’s rock fans, and was met with suspicion by the country musicians these young long-hairs idolized.

Along with founding Byrds Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman (the latter of whom came up as a bluegrass musician), it showcased the talents of Gram Parsons — who would go on to be a pioneer of the genre before his 1973 death from a heroin overdose — as well as guitarist Clarence White, who died in a car accident that same year.

Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman – 2018 Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Tour Dates
July 24 /// Los Angeles, CA ///Ace Hotel [Sold Out]
July 25 /// Los Angeles, CA ///Ace Hotel
July 29 /// Saratoga, CA /// Mountain Winery
Sep 17 /// Albany, NY /// Hart Theater @ The Egg
Sep 18 /// Albany, NY /// Hart Theater @ The Egg [Sold Out]
Sep 20 /// Hopewell, VA /// Beacon Theatre [Sold Out]
Sep 24 /// Boston, MA /// The Emerson Colonial Theatre
Sep 26 /// New York, NY /// Town Hall
Oct 3 /// Akron, OH /// Akron Civic
Oct 8 /// Nashville, TN /// The Ryman Auditorium
Oct 10 /// Roanoke, VA /// The Jefferson Center

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