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13May, 2021

A Word From Our New Social Media Maven

Hello everybody! I wanted to officially introduce myself. I'm Dorin. I will be the band’s new social media person. I am SO excited to be taking on this role and helping to promote our FAVORITE band!A little bit about myself: I first met Rhett and Murry when they played in a band known as Killbilly. They were a bad-ass Dallas, Texas-based band around from 1987 to 1994. Their music was described as a mixture or bluegrass and punk. Shortly after that first meeting, Rhett came up with the song “Doreen”, unaware that I did not spell my name the traditional

8May, 2021

A Farewell from Jefe

Jefe here, with just a little behind-the-scenes news to share today. After over a decade I'm going to be stepping down from the day-to-day management of Old 97's social media and web presence. It's been a lot of fun and I've had a blast getting to know so many of you and sharing our passion for this great band over the years. I marvel sometimes at how lucky we are to have a group we love stay together this long and keep creating amazing music year after year. A huge thanks to Rhett, Ken, Murry and Philip for letting me

27Jan, 2021

Join us on the 2022 Outlaw Country Cruise!

The 6th voyage of The Outlaw Country Cruise is setting sail February 25 - March 3, 2022 and the lineup was announced today. And look at that, we're on it! We’re sailing from Miami, Florida and heading to Costa Maya, Mexico and Harvest Caye, Belize for a 6-night rumble on the high seas, packed full of legendary artists and SiriusXM Outlaw Country hosts. You can look forward to shows from Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & the Dukes, **US** and so many more! JOIN THE PRESALE HERE >

21Jan, 2021

Fight Songs Vinyl! UPDATE

Run Out the Groove is working on releasing a 3 LP vinyl release of our 1999 album Fight Songs, including a 2021 remix of the entire album by Vance Powell from the original masters and a bonus LP with unreleased demos and outtakes. It's the first time on vinyl for this little slice of history! You can pre-order the album HERE. Do so by 3/28, and you'll get an unreleased 2021 remixed digital track of the B-Side, "The Villain," free with purchase. TRACK LISTING . Side A (Original Album Remixed) 1 Jagged 3:27 2 Lonely Holiday 4:08 3 Oppenheimer 3:27

21Aug, 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 >

21Aug, 2020

TWELFTH RELEASE DAY

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

21Jul, 2020

Second Track from Twelfth Released

A lyric video has been released for the second, opening track on Twelfth, The Dropouts.   https://youtu.be/qeCh3imy41k   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.    

23Jun, 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:

7Apr, 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.

16Mar, 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