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

by Laura Lou / 186 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



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Drake White Tour Dates

08/22/2017 ~ Central States Fair Rapid City, SD
08/24/2017 ~ Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater Fresno, CA
08/25/2017 ~ KNCI Country in the Park Sacramento, CA
08/26/2017 ~ Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
08/29/2017 ~ KMLE 8 Man Jam at Talking Stick Resort Phoenix, AZ
09/01/2017 ~ Country Jam Thornville, OH
09/02/2017 ~ Richwood Independent Fair Richwood, OH
09/03/2017 ~ Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival Pittsburgh, PA
09/09/2017 ~ Party In The Park Racine, OH
09/15/2017 ~ State Farm Center Champaign, IL
09/16/2017 ~ Ramble Jam 2017 Farmington, MN
09/20/2017 ~ Druid City Music Hall Tuscaloosa, AL
09/22/2017 ~ Wildwood BBQ Bash Wildwood, MO
09/23/2017 ~ Hancock County Fair Kiln, MS
09/29/2017 ~ Route 91 Harvest Festival Las Vegas, NV
10/02/2017 ~ O2 Birmingham Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
10/03/2017 ~ O2 RITZ Manchester, United Kingdom
10/04/2017 ~ O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom
10/06/2017 ~ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
10/07/2017 ~ The Borderline London, United Kingdom
10/08/2017 ~ Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/09/2017 ~ HÄKKEN Hamburg, Germany
10/12/2017 ~ Georgia National Fair Perry, GA
10/13/2017 ~ Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
10/14/2017 ~ University of Central Florida Football Pregame Series Orlando, FL
10/19/2017 ~ Stroh Center Bowling Green, OH
10/20/2017 ~ Lerner Theatre Elkhart, IN
10/21/2017 ~ Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, Canada
10/25/2017 ~ Green Bay Distillery Ashwaubenon, WI
10/26/2017 ~ Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
10/27/2017 ~ 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
11/02/2017 ~ Orpheum Theatre Madison, WI
11/03/2017 ~ Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
11/04/2017 ~ Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
11/16/2017 ~ The Cotillion Wichita, KS
11/17/2017 ~ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater Austin, TX
11/18/2017 ~ Billy Bob's Texas Fort Worth, TX
11/30/2017 ~ Norva Theater Norfolk, VA
12/01/2017 ~ Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH

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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…