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2 Sep, 2020

Live Virtual Performances and… Robert!


Here's some video clips of us performing three songs from Twelfth on CBS This Morning last week. Enjoy! Bottle Rocket Baby The Dropouts Turn Off the TV We also visited NPR's World Cafe.  And for something completely different, Central Track asked Robert to rank the songs he's mentioned in. Love it.

Live Virtual Performances and… Robert!2020-09-02T15:27:11-05:00
21 Aug, 2020

Exclusive Content on Old 97’s Patreon


There is now another location on the web for Old 97's content, and one with exclusive rarities at that. Rhett, Ken, Murry and Philip are curating their own Patreon page and it's loaded with rare tracks, lyric sheets, exclusive videos and more. No manager or intern is involved — just the four guys. Check it out and join the fun. Join us >

Exclusive Content on Old 97’s Patreon2020-08-21T18:36:05-05:00
21 Aug, 2020



We're so proud to finally release Twelfth to you all! We hope you enjoy it. >> Twelfth In All Formats << “Classic Old 97s every step of the way yet pulses with the energy of a band making their debut, with unstoppable musical swagger and Miller’s effortless lyrical eloquence on full display.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER “The veteran alt-country band are masters of the tunefully twangy on their new album” - PASTE “Old 97’s’ Rhett Miller Wrote Killer Drinking Songs. Now He’s Sober and Still at the Top of His Game.”  - ROLLING STONE Check out the reviews thus far: Rolling Stone NPR Here & Now Under

TWELFTH RELEASE DAY2020-08-21T18:10:46-05:00
19 Aug, 2020

Twelfth Live Listening Party Thursday Night

2020-08-19T12:27:35-05:00   You're invited to the Twelfth Live Listening Party! Thursday night 8/20  9PM EST. Be the FIRST to hear our new record in its entirety and talk to the band in the live chat room!

Twelfth Live Listening Party Thursday Night2020-08-19T12:27:35-05:00
21 Jul, 2020

Second Track from Twelfth Released


A lyric video has been released for the second, opening track on Twelfth, The Dropouts.   There's also a great interview with Rhett in American Songwriter - "The Old 97s Debut New Single, Rhett Miller Talks Roger Staubach, Songwriting And Sobriety." Just one month away! You can still pre-order Twelfth here.    

Second Track from Twelfth Released2020-07-21T13:14:20-05:00
23 Jun, 2020

Twelfth Studio Album Announced


We're excited to announce our 12th studio album, appropriately named Twelfth, coming out August 21 on ATO Records. Produced by Vance Powell, who also produced Graveyard Whistling, it was recorded in Nashville during the tornadoes right before the pandemic hit. Pre-order link. The first single — Turn Off the TV — is out today and is featured in a video directed by Liam Lynch that features Puddles the Clown and several other noteworthy cameos. Official video for the first single, Turn Off The TV. Interview with Rhett in Rolling Stone. Official Twelfth t-shirt.               Track listing:

Twelfth Studio Album Announced2020-06-23T10:56:53-05:00
7 Apr, 2020

Rhett Streaming Solo Acoustic Shows Online


Strange days indeed, no? Hope you're all doing well and staying safe and safely isolated. One silver lining to this entire ordeal is the number of musicians who are performing online now. In case you've missed it, our own Rhett Miller is one of those, and is doing 3 or 4 shows a week at this point. Follow him on Instagram for the latest updates and schedule changes, and tune in for what is always a good time. Unrelated news tidbit: the new album is in the final mixing stage and it is sounding AMAZING. Can't wait to share it.

Rhett Streaming Solo Acoustic Shows Online2020-04-07T10:39:50-05:00
16 Mar, 2020

New Album In Progress


If you follow along on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, you have already seen that the band spent the last couple of weeks in the studio recording our 12th studio album. We're working with Vance Powell, who also produced Graveyard Whistling. This time we went to Vance's own Sputnik Sound in Nashville to record. While there we experienced the tragic tornadoes that hit Nashville and the amazing response of the community immediately after. It's a great city and just a great group of people and we're proud to have spent so much time there. While in the studio we had a number of

New Album In Progress2020-03-16T20:44:43-05:00
6 Oct, 2019

December Holiday Hoopla Tour Dates


We're hitting the road again in December for an encore of last year's Holiday Hoopla, featuring an opening solo acoustic set from the tireless Rhett Miller himself, and the amazing Casey Magic, DIY punk rock magician! Get yourself in the holiday spirit early this year. WED, DEC 4 -- THE BALLROOM AT WAREHOUSE LIVE -- HOUSTON, TX -- TICKETS . . . THU, DEC 5 -- SAM'S BURGER JOINT -- SAN ANTONIO, TX -- TICKETS . . . FRI, DEC 6 -- GAS MONKEY BAR N' GRILL -- DALLAS, TX -- TICKETS . . . SAT, DEC 7 -- MOHAWK

December Holiday Hoopla Tour Dates2019-12-02T20:31:37-05:00
7 Mar, 2019

Rhett’s New Book is Out!


Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families.  In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay and bright visual gags–and toilet humor to spare–these twenty-three rhyming poems make for an ideal read-aloud experience.  Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller’s clever verses will have the whole family cackling.

Rhett’s New Book is Out!2019-04-12T11:03:50-05:00
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