STEVE MOAKLER GETS BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH STEEL TOWN, AVAILABLE MARCH 17

Steel Town Album Art Courtesy of Creative Nation
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country artist, Steve Moakler, announces the release of his studio album, Steel Town, available for pre-order on Friday, Feb. 17 and available everywhere on Friday, March 17. The 11-track album, produced by GRAMMY Award winning songwriter/producer Luke Laird, features SiriusXM hits “Suitcase” and “Love Drunk,” and will be released on the heels of Moakler’s headlining Highway Finds Tour, presented by SiriusXM and Live Nation, which launches Thursday, March 16.

“Looking back and being in the moment can seem like contradictory things, but I think they make each other sweeter somehow. That tension is what this record Steel Town is about,” explained Moakler. “It's the most personal record I've made and even though it's my fourth album, it feels like chapter one in my story.”

Steel Town is Moakler’s fourth studio album and his first full-length release from CN Records (Creative Nation Records).  The album includes five previously released tracks from his self titled EP (March 2016), along with six new tracks co-written by Moakler. The songwriter, known for cuts by Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and more, enlisted the help of award-winning writers to create the personal album, including Casey Beathard, Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith and more.

“Steel Town,” the album’s title track, is a “wistful, mid-tempo acoustic ballad [that] pays tribute to the resilient people of his hometown just south of Pittsburgh: the factories they work in, the bars they unwind in, and the solace they take in their community” (Rolling Stone Country). Moakler pulls inspiration from his roots for “Siddle’s Saloon” written by Moakler and Barry Dean about Moakler’s grandfather’s home bar and in “Wheels” a sentimental reflection on the beauty of returning to your hometown.

Called an “in-demand artist” (Taste of Country), Moakler has landed on more than 20 “artist to watch” lists including CMT, Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Rolling Stone Country and more. For more information about his upcoming album and tour, visit stevemoakler.com.

Steel Town Track Listing:
1. “Steel Town” (Steve Moakler / Casey Beathard)
2. “Suitcase” (Barry Dean / Luke Laird / Thomas Rhett)
3. “Jealous Girl” (Steve Moakler / Daniel Tashian)
4. “Summer Without Her” (Steve Moakler / Sarah Buxton)
5. “Love Drunk” (Steve Moakler / Cary Barlowe / Gordie Sampson)
6. “Hearts Don’t Break That Way” (Steve Moakler / Marshall Altman / Barry Dean)
7. “Wheels” (Steve Moakler / Gordie Sampson / Caitlyn Smith)
8. “Siddle’s Saloon” (Steve Moakler / Barry Dean)
9. “School” (Steve Moakler / Andy Albert / Dave Berg)
10. “Just Long Enough” (Steve Moakler / Barry Dean / Luke Laird)
11. “Gold” (Steve Moakler / Chad Cates) 

Highway Finds Tour dates are as follows:
Thurs., March 16         Charlotte, N.C.                         The Underground
Fri., March 17              Rome, Ga.                                Brewhouse Music and Grille
Sat., March 18              Bowling Green, Kent.             Warehouse at MT. Victor
Wed., March 22            Cleveland, Ohio                      House of Blues
Thurs., March 23          Detroit, Mich.                         The Shelter
Fri., March 24               Warrendale, Pa.                      Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Sat., March 25              Lancaster, Pa.                          Chameleon Club
Wed., April 5                Knoxville, Tenn.                     The Concourse
Thurs., April 6              Chattanooga, Tenn.                 Revelry Room
Fri., April 7                   Tifton, Ga.                              The Gin
Thurs., April 13            Austin, Texas                          Antone’s
Fri., April 14                 Houston, Texas                       House of Blues
Sat., April 15                 Dallas, Texas                          House of Blues
Fri., April 21                 Columbia, Mo.                       Rose Music Hall
Sat., April 22                 Omaha, Neb.                          Bourbon Saloon Omaha
Sun., April 23               Denver, Colo.                         Marquis Theater
Thurs., May 4               Springfield, Ill.                       Boondocks
Fri., May 5                    Minneapolis, Minn.                Triple Rock          
Sat., May 6                    Madison, Wisc.                      High Noon Saloon
Wed., May 10               Asbury Park, N.J.                    The Wonderbar
Thurs., May 11             Boston, Mass.                          Brighton Music Hall
Fri., May 12                  New York, N.Y.                       Gramercy Theatre
Sat., May 13                 Philadelphia, Pa.                       The Foundry
Thurs., May 18             Nashville, Tenn.                       Cannery Ballroom
Fri., May 19                  Louisville, Kent.                      Baxter’s 942
Sat., May 20                 Chicago, Ill.                              Joe’s on Weed Street