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Wyatt Flores Drops New EP ‘Half Life’ — A Milestone in Country Music’s New Era

  • April 21, 2024
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Wyatt Flores Drops New EP ‘Half Life’ — A Milestone in Country Music’s New Era

Country music’s rising star Wyatt Flores has released his new EP, “Half Life,” today through Island Records. You can stream or purchase it here. Check out “Running Out Of Time” above.

Wyatt Flores has been garnering critical acclaim recently. He was the subject of an in-depth profile by journalist Josh Crutchmer in The New York Times, which highlighted Flores’ unique ability to evoke deep emotional responses with his music. The article titled, “Wyatt Flores…Has a Superpower: Tapping Emotions,” notes that the 22-year-old singer-songwriter’s music profoundly impacts its listeners.

The EP “Half Life” consists of eight tracks, including the previously released “Milwaukee” and “Wish I Could Stay.” The latter song was featured by Rolling Stone in their “Songs You Need To Know” list, and Billboard has praised Flores’ blend of slide guitars and piano paired with his natural, conversational singing style that seamlessly transitions from rock-infused urgency to classic country twang.

This release marks a monumental year for Flores, identified by Rolling Stone as one of their 25 “Future of Music” artists. His achievements this year have significantly boosted his career trajectory. Moreover, Flores has been named Amazon’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, featured in Spotify’s Hot Country Class of 2024 and CMT’s Listen Up roster, and made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

To celebrate his new music, Flores is set to lead his “Here There & Gone” tour this summer. He will perform at notable venues including The Intersection in Grand Rapids, The Windjammer on Isle of Palms, Denver’s Ogden Theatre, The Knitting Factory in Boise, Ace of Spades in Sacramento for two nights, and the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Additionally, Flores will appear at several major festivals this year such as Stagecoach, Hangout, CMA Fest, Windy City Smokeout, and others. See below for the complete list of tour dates.Wyatt Flores, half life, country music

April 21—Georgetown, TX—Two Step Inn 2024
April 26—Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 10—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 15—The Colony, TX—Opry NextStage 2024 Live From Texas
May 17—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Music Festival 2024
June 1—Bristol, TN—In The Pines 2024
June 6—Atlanta, GA—WhiskyX Atlanta 2024
June 7—Pineville, KY—Laurel Cove Music Festival 2024
June 9—Nashville, TN—CMA Fest
June 13—Bloomington, IL—Tailgate N’ Tallboys Illinois
June 20—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest 2024
June 21—Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest Pre-Party
June 22—Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest Pre-Party
July 4—Isle of Palms, SC—The Windjammer*
July 6—Madison, IN—Roostertail Music Festival
July 10—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry House
July 12—Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection‡
July 13—Chicago, IL—Windy City Smokeout 2024
July 18—Cullman, AL—Rock The South Festival 2024
July 24—Aspen, CO—Belly Up Aspen†
July 25—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre†
July 27—Tooele, UT—Country Fan Fest 2024
July 30—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory†
August 1—Billings, MT—The Pub Station†
August 2—Billings, MT—The Pub Station†
August 3—Big Sky, MT—Wildlands Festival 2024
August 8—Arnolds Park, IA—Captain’s Getaway
August 9—Sedalia, MO—Missouri State Fair
August 10—Council Grove, KS—Time Stands Still 2024
August 23—Bottesford, England—The Long Road Festival
September 20—Louisville, KY—Bourbon & Beyond 2024
September 23—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre Berkeley
September 24—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre Berkeley
September 25—Stanford, CA—Frost Amphitheatre
September 27—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades+
September 28—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades+
September 30—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre+
November 13—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 17—Toronto, Canada—Danforth Music Hall
*with special guest Thomas Rowland
‡with special guest Philip Bowen
†with special guest Noeline Hofmann
+with special guest Brendan Walter

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