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Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett co-headline CMT concert in Bethlehem on Dec. 5 with Danielle Bradbery

Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett co-headline CMT concert in Bethlehem on Dec. 5 with Danielle Bradbery
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From a press release:

CMT cranks up the heat with a sizzling lineup for its 14th annual “CMT on Tour” as Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett team up to headline the nationwide journey.

Officially titled “CMT on Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett – Suits & Boots,” the two performers will combine their high-energy sets for a show that keeps fans on the edge of their seats, starting with a coin toss to determine who performs first. Danielle Bradbery, Season 4 winner of “The Voice,” is also set to join the tour as a special guest.

The show comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35-$55, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

This marks the first headlining tour for both Eldredge and Rhett, as the pair has separately been busy cranking out music with a combined two studio albums and seven No. 1 hit singles to date. The guys have performed to millions of fans with significant tour experience under their belts, winning spots on coveted superstar bills with Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban.

Fans can expect a high-octane set from the pair, as Eldredge and Rhett both have a lot to celebrate. The pair currently dominates two of the coveted Top 10 spots on the country charts, and they both launch sophomore albums this fall – Eldredge releases “Illinois” on Sept. 11, while Rhett’s “Tangled Up” is out Sept. 25.

“Thomas Rhett and Brett are well on their way to becoming the superstars of our format. As they both celebrate back-to-back No. 1 singles, we’re beyond excited to have them co-headline the CMT tour this year,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy for CMT.

“On top of that, it’s an honor to celebrate and support Danielle Bradbery as one of CMT’s ‘Next Women of Country.’”

CMA New Artist of the Year and ACCA Song of the Year winner Brett Eldredge is enjoying three consecutive No. 1 hits with the platinum-certified “Don’t Ya;” gold-certified “Beat of the Music,” which was the most played country song of 2014; and the gold-certified “Mean to Me.” His current single, “Lose My Mind,” is Top 10 on the singles charts and was recently named USA Today’s Song of the Week. It’s the first single from his new album, “Illinois.” An award-winning songwriter, Eldredge wrote all but one song on his debut album and every song on “Illinois,” which he also co-produced.

Known for his dynamic performance style, he has played before millions of fans on superstar tours, including Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour” and Keith Urban’s “Fuse” tour. Eldredge is currently on tour with fellow CMA Award winner Darius Rucker for the “Southern Style” tour.

Platinum-selling Thomas Rhett leads the pack as one of country music’s elite new artists with the fastest rising single of his career, the Top 5 gold-certified upbeat breakup anthem “Crash and Burn” from his upcoming sophomore release “Tangled Up” (The Valory Music Co.). As “one of country music’s most successful – and divisive – new artists” (The Guardian), the new music follows his debut album, “It Goes Like This,” which spawned three consecutive No. 1 hits, making him Billboard’s first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades.

This year’s CMA “New Artist of the Year” nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter, with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, and Lee Brice. It is his “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) live show that has “the audience dancing all the way up in the rafters of the stadium” (Billboard) that continues to catch the attention of critics out on the road.

19-year-old Danielle Bradbery is coming into her own: she moved to Nashville fulltime, dove into songwriting, and connected with her fans in new and exciting ways. The petite powerhouse recently released “Friend Zone” (Big Machine Records) after previewing the song during performances this summer. The sassy tune serves as a follow-up to her self-titled debut album, which produced feel-good singles “Heart of Dixie” and “Young in America,” the first of which landed in the Top 15 at country radio. The project also included “My Day,” which was featured in NBC’s 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics campaign. Last fall, Danielle let fans choose acoustic cover songs for her to sing as part of the DB Request Live video series, which elicited kudos from some of the original artists like Colbie Caillat, A Great Big World, and Christina Perri.

The Season 4 winner of “The Voice” has toured with superstars Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and Hunter Hayes, in addition to surprise appearances during coach Blake Shelton’s shows. Honored as a one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” the Texas native has appeared on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” “Katie,” and ABC’s “The View.”