Cam is hitting the road! The singer announces she will embark on her headlining Road to Happiness Tour, with Lucie Silvas serving as her opening act. The tour moniker is also the title of a song on her upcoming new album.
"I've met unhappy successful people and happy 'unsuccessful' people," Cam says of the song, which she co-wrote with Hillary Lindsey and Tyler Johnson, her frequent collaborator. "There's no one road to happiness, it doesn't exist, it's an illusion. Happiness is now and it's up to you to feel it in the moment. This song is me working through all this, and trying to be present and happy in my own way."
Cam's latest single, "Diane," which Cam wrote with Johnson and Jeff Bhasker, was about infidelity from the perspective of the woman contributing to the affair.
"We wrote that first opening chorus and then I was like, 'Oh I know what this is! This is the response to 'Jolene,' 40-plus years later,' and I loved that," Cam says of "Diane," which begins, "Oh, I promise I didn't know he was your man / I would have noticed a gold wedding band, Diane / I'd rather you hate me than not understand / Oh, Diane." "I realized the way Dolly [Parton] sets that whole thing up... speaking to a woman that could be taking her husband, saying, 'Please,' speaking very calmly — I get goosebumps just thinking about it...
"It shouldn't be revolutionary, but it is revolutionary," she continues. "I wanted that so much for 'Diane.' I'm really thankful that a song like 'Jolene' existed so I could make sure that... what I was writing could have that too.""
Cam's Road to Happiness Tour will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Dates are listed below. More information can be found at CamCountry.com.
Road to Happiness Tour Dates:
Wed., Sept. 26 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium
Thurs., Sept. 27 – Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City
Fri., Sept. 28 – Atlanta, Ga. – Center Stage
Sat., Sept. 29 – Charlotte, N.C. – The Underground
Thurs., Oct. 4 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Fri., Oct. 5 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Theater of Living Arts
Sat., Oct. 6 – Boston, Mass. – Paradise Rock Club
Sun., Oct. 7 – New York, N.Y. – Irving Plaza
Fri., Oct. 12 – Rosemont, Ill. – Joe's Live*
Sat., Oct. 13 – Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall*
Tues., Oct. 16 – Kansas City, Mo. – Madrid Theater
Wed., Oct. 17 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Tower Theater
Fri., Oct. 19 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
Sat., Oct. 20 – Austin, Texas – Scoot Inn
Sun., Oct. 21 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
Tues., Oct. 23 – Denver, Colo. – Bluebird Theater
*Lucie Silvas not appearing on these dates
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