Not many fans get the chance to be serenaded in their own backyard by their favorite artist, but country singer Steve Moakler is changing that with his new tour.
Moakler moved to Nashville as a songwriter, penning tracks for some of country's biggest stars like Dierks Bentley, Ashley Monroe and Kellie Pickler. A few years later, he decided to take the artist route and has made quite the name for himself.
He's opened up for Willie Nelson, stood in the circle at the Grand Ole Opry and was part of Sirius XM's The Highway Finds Tour. Moakler loves playing the stage, but he'll never forget the people who got him there.
"In an ever changing music industry," Moakler says about his fans, "you're the constant that keeps us rolling and reminds us why we do what we do."
That's what his Hometowns and Campgrounds Tour is all about - thanking fans all while allowing them to share in the success they are helping create. Moakler and his wife Gracie will be driving Lucille, their '71 camper, across the country this fall. Where they stop is being determined by his fans.
Moakler took to social media in July to ask fans interested in hosting a stop on the tour to submit their best proposals. Winners will receive an hour-long acoustic performance while sitting in their own backyard. During the set, Moakler says he'll be introducing new songs and telling the stories behind them.
The Hometowns and Campgrounds Tour is a creative way for an independent artist to share his music with others. The tour shows appreciation while offering a real down-to-earth experience that escapes most artists playing 2-3 shows every weekend.
Moakler and his wife are currently hard at work planning out their route.
Although tour stops are still in the works, winners can plan on hearing from the couple very soon. The Hometowns and Campgrounds Tour piggybacks Moakler's new album release, Steel Town, out earlier this year. The tour launches in Sept. and will be hitting 10-15 stops across the country.