Moonshine Bandits’ Blacked Out Lands in the Top 15 on 

Billboard’s Country Albums Chart

 Multi-City “Blacked Out Tour” Kicks Off August 5

July 28, 2015, Nashville, TN….Los Banos, California duo, Moonshine Bandits, land inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart this week at #13 with Blacked Out. The Bandits kick off their “Blacked Out” multi-city Tour August 5-August 28, 2015.

The new Backroad Records’ album, released July 17, has been garnering positive reviews by fans and critics alike. Fans continue to embrace Moonshine Bandits’ unique country sound as evidenced by attendance numbers at their live shows, and a corresponding increase in social media numbers (305,000 Facebook “Likes”).  In addition, this release marks a 50% increase in sales from the duo’s previous album. 45fd2a94c9861ecec20eb0f8_280x280

In celebration of the release of Blacked Out, Moonshine Bandits’ Tex and Bird stopped by the local Walmart in Ceres, California for an in-store appearance. The duo met with and signed autographs for hundreds of their Shiner-Nation fans who showed up in support on Blacked Out.

“For more than a decade, these guys have been performing and gaining momentum all around the U.S. and by the sound of this album, they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. With tracks that honor the blue collar way…it’s bound to be a hit success.” …The Music Universe

“4 out of 5 stars”….Nashville Country Club

“We are fired up that our CD made the Top #15 Billboard Country Albums Chart! The market for all CD sales has trended downward by 30% so for our album to trend upward is absolutely badass. This is proof that we are going to be around for a long time and how powerful our Shiner Family is, especially since we are charting next to artists that are on radio and TV daily,” commented Tex. “It also proves that we don’t have to change our style or conform to mainstream trends.  We did this without a million-dollar marketing budget, so this is a proud day for us and the Shiner Nation.”

“Blacked Out breaks all boundaries and crosses many genres.  The other side is the Blacked Out theme portrays our go hard party lifestyle.  We make all-American drinking anthems,” stated Bird.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 5 – DB’s Steak Brew – Idaho Falls, ID

Aug. 6 –  Pub Station – Billings, MT

Aug. 7 – Pinnacle – Spokane, WA

Aug. 8 – Canby, OR –  Wrangler’s Western Bar

Aug. 9 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

Aug. 12 – Cozmic – Eugene, OR

Aug. 13 – Revolution Concert & Event Center – Garden City, ID

Aug. 14 – Westerner – Salt Lake City, UT

Aug.  15 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

Aug. 16 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

Aug. 19 – Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ

Aug. 20 – The Museum Club – Flagstaff, AZ

Aug. 21 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

Aug. 23 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA

Aug. 26 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

Aug. 27 – B-Ryders, Bakersfield, CA

Aug. 28 – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

For more information, visit www.moonshinebandits.com. Follow the Moonshine Bandits on Twitter @moonshinebandit or Facebook at facebook.com/moonshinebandits

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About Moonshine Bandits:

The Moonshine Bandits are signed to BackRoad Records, a division of Average Joes Entertainment. Since the release of their genre-blending album, “Whiskey & Women,” the California-based band have taken the world of outlaw music by storm. The group’s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has led to over 10 million views on the ShinerTV YouTube channel – collectively over 15 million views on YouTube – while their video for “My Kind of Country” peaked at #1 on CMT Pure.  Connecting with fans on all levels, Moonshine Bandits have built a solid “Shiner Nation” of loyal fans, developed their own brand of Shiner Barbeque Seasoning, Beef Jerky and legal Moonshine (sold up and down the west coast). They also host “Shinerfest” an annual outdoor festival in Central California. www.moonshinebandits.com