Press Release: And The Award Goes To... Drake White

by Laura Lou / 431 days ago / Comments

On Monday, we shared the news that Drake White is heading out on tour in support of his debut album Spark and mentioned that White had been nominated by Zac Brown Band for the 2017 GRAMMY® “Artist of Tomorrow”. Winning this title, would give him the opportunity to be featured during GRAMMY Live prior to the actual awards show on Sunday, February 12. 

We are pleased to share the news that White has won this title, as voted on by his fans.  Check out the Official Press Release below for all the information on where you can see White perform and what he has to say about winning. 

Official Press Release:

NASHVILLE, TN (February 9, 2017) – Igniting a slew of support with his debut album SPARK, DRAKE WHITE adds another wild feather to his hat upon being named 2017 GRAMMY® Artist of Tomorrow. Thanks to his loyal following voting daily at, White – nominated by Zac Brown Band – will be featured in GRAMMY Live prior to the awards show. The live stream will broadcast online across and platforms through the CBS App leading into the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12.
“I am beyond honored to say that I am the GRAMMY® Artist of Tomorrow,” shared White. “A very big thank you to Zac Brown Band and the opportunities they have afforded us both on and off the road. This is a dream.”
Last night, White gathered a select group of fans for an intimate performance at AURORA Studios in Nashville, showcasing the talents that earned him a slot on Entertainment Weekly’s10 New Artists Who Will Rule 2017.” Answering questions from Twitter and sharing stories behind his songs, the live-streamed event offered a nationwide online preview to White’s exhilarating live homecoming shows April 12 and 13 at Nashville’s Exit/In. The second date was added due to popular demand as the lightning entertainer proves "...there is nobody – and I do mean nobody – who does what Drake White does. And, if I do say so myself….he does it damn well" (Sounds Like Nashville). Full dates and ticket information for the SPARK TOUR 2017 can be found at



Follow Drake White

Drake White Tour Dates

04/26/2018 ~ The Blue Note Columbia, MO
04/27/2018 ~ GRANADA THEATER Lawrence, KS
04/28/2018 ~ Gilley's Pocola, OK
05/04/2018 ~ Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
05/05/2018 ~ 9th Annual Crawfish Boil Sikeston, MO
05/10/2018 ~ Vogue Theater Vancouver, Canada
05/11/2018 ~ Vogue Theater Vancouver, Canada
05/12/2018 ~ South Okanagan Events Centre Penticton, Canada
05/14/2018 ~ Esplanade Theatre Medicine Hat, Canada
05/15/2018 ~ EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts  Prince Albert, Canada
05/17/2018 ~ Club Regent Event Centre Winnipeg, Canada
05/25/2018 ~ Roanoke Festival In The Park Roanoke, VA
05/26/2018 ~ Farmer City Heritage Days Farmer City, IL
05/27/2018 ~ Freedom Fest Scribner, NE
05/31/2018 ~ The Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY
06/02/2018 ~ Chingawassa Days Marion, KS
06/08/2018 ~ CMA Fest - Country Roads Stage Nashville, TN
06/09/2018 ~ Denmark Veterans Memorial Park Denmark, WI
06/10/2018 ~ Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater Fargo, ND
06/14/2018 ~ Harrah's Resort - Pool San Diego, CA
06/15/2018 ~ The Brandin' Iron San Bernardino, CA
06/16/2018 ~ Country Summer Music Festival Santa Rosa, CA
07/04/2018 ~ Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
07/05/2018 ~ Jam in The Valley Varysburg, NY
07/13/2018 ~ Windy City Smokeout Chicago, IL
07/14/2018 ~ Hodag Country Festival Rhinelander, WI
07/25/2018 ~ Vanderburgh Country Fair Evansville, IN
08/04/2018 ~ Mill Creek Festival Cherokee, IA
08/09/2018 ~ JBGB Amphitheater Fayetteville, AR
08/18/2018 ~ Willamette Country Music Festival Brownsville, OR
09/22/2018 ~ Gypsies at Mount Airy Casino Mount Pocono, PA
10/06/2018 ~ Catskills Wine and Food Festival Bloomingburg, NY
10/18/2018 ~ St. Luke's Glasgow, United Kingdom
10/19/2018 ~ Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
10/20/2018 ~ Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
10/22/2018 ~ O2 Institute 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
10/23/2018 ~ The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
10/24/2018 ~ London Koko London, United Kingdom

About Laura Lou

Laura Lou Journalist

Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…