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“Paul Cauthen’s big ego (and big voice) may be just what country music needs.”

Rolling Stone

“Cauthen is one of modern country music’s most charismatic figures.” 

 Garden & Gun

Today, Paul Cauthen– the singer, songwriter and proud son of Tyler, Texas, announces his 33- date tour of the United States. Cauthen will perform in cities including Dallas, NYC, St. Louis, Huntsville, and Philadelphia (full dates below) with support from Colby Acuff, Tanner Usrey, and Uncle Lucius on select dates. Pre-sale for these dates will begin Tuesday, July 25th at 10am local time for members of Paul’s fan club and text list. Fans can text the word “tour” to (855) 929-6365 to join the text list and they’ll receive the presale code. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday July 28th at 10am local time here

Paul Cauthen also shares his new song, “Desert Woman” today. Recorded live with Paul’s touring band, the Hot Grease Fire, “Desert Woman” is the first track being released from the session at the studio where greats like Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and Wilson Picket also laid down tracks. The song is brimming with his trademark vocal range, acute songwriting and infused with the delta soul of Muscle Shoals inspiration. There’s a reason Pitchfork says, “Cauthen remains a traditionalist in some respects – his sensibility and funky sounds are almost defiantly retro… he’s no longer beholden to the past. He’s ready to have fun with it.”  Listen to “Desert Woman” here.

True to his independent spirit, Cauthen chooses the road less traveled in the music industry. He declined offers from major labels, opting for complete control over his music and message.  His recent releases showcase Cauthen's sonic evolution with his unmistakable "Big Velvet" swagger and attitude. Cauthen, aka "Big Velvet," plans to release multiple tracks in the near future, all through his label, Velvet Rose Records.


Paul Cauthen Tour Dates

Thu, Sep 14  Amarillo, TX Starlight Ranch* 
Fri, Sep 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre&
Sat, Sep 16 Phoenix, AZ AK Chin Pavilion&
Sat, Sep 23 Bentonville, AR Format Festival
Mon, Sep 25 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater*
Tue, Sep 26 Omaha, NE The Admiral*
Wed, Sep 27 St. Louis, MO The Hawthorn*
Fri, Sep 29 Des Moines, IA Lauridsen Ampitheater*
Sat, Sep 30 Memphis, TN Mempho
Sun, Oct 01 Shreveport, LA Red River Revel Arts Festival
Sat, Oct 07 Monterey, CA Rebels and Renegades Festival
Fri, Oct 13 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall*
Sat, Oct 14 Huntsville, AL Mars Music Hall*
Sun, Oct 15 Columbus, GA RushSouth Fest
Tue, Oct 17 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live*
Wed, Oct 18 Sanford, FL Tuffys Music Box*
Fri, Oct 20 Charleston, SC Riviera Theater*
Sat, Oct 21 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
Sun, Oct 22 Simpsonville, SC Greenville Country Music Festival
Tue, Oct 24 Norfolk, VA The NorVa+
Wed, Oct 25 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live+
Fri, Oct 27 Washington, DC Howard Theatre+
Sat, Oct 28 Harrisburg, PA XL Live+
Sun, Oct 29 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair+
Tue, Oct 31 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground+
Wed, Nov 01 New York, NY Racket+
Fri, Nov 03 Columbus, OH The Bluestone+
Sat, Nov 04 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre+
Sun, Nov 05 Chicago, IL Metro+
Tue, Nov 07 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue+
Sat, Nov 11 Columbia, MO The Blue Note*
Thu, Nov 16 Austin, TX Stubbs*
Fri, Nov 17 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger*
Sat, Nov 18 Dallas, TX The Factory*
Thu, Nov 30 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom^
Sat, Dec 02 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater^
Sun, Dec 10 Stateline, NV Harrahs+
Tue, Dec 12 Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom+
Thu, Dec 14 Seattle, WA Showbox+
Fri, Dec 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory+
Sat, Dec 16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom+


& Supporting Eric Church

* w/ Support from Colby Acuff

+ w/ Support from Tanner Usrey

^ w/ Support from Uncle Lucius


About Paul Cauthen:

Tyler, Texas native Paul Cauthen has released 4 albums since 2016, including the critically acclaimed Room 41 and most recent release Country Coming Down, which upon release, was highlighted in Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Garden and Gun, and was the #2 album on iTunes’ Top Country Albums Chart. He has garnered over 110 million career Streams to date – including over 13 million album streams.

Cauthen has a long musical family history. Texan on both sides, his paternal grandfather went to school with Hank Williams and his maternal grandpa, who worked with Buddy Holly and the Crickets during his youth, introduced Cauthen to singing. His grandmother taught him to play piano, while his grandfather and great uncle were the song leader and preacher, respectively, of the local Christian Church of Christ.


For more information, please contact Mary Moyer ( and Emilio Herce ( Q Prime, 212.302.9790.

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