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NEWS 07 Mar 2008

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Tift Merritt's 'Another Country' Receives Critical Acclaim

Tour Dates Confirmed

Widely praised by national press, Tift Merritt‘s Another Country debuts at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The follow-up to 2004's Grammy-nominated Tambourine, Another Country is Merritt's third full-length release and her first for Concord Music Group's Fantasy Records.

Emmylou Harris says, "I first heard Tift Merritt some years ago during a writer's night at a small club. She stood out like a diamond in a coal patch and everyone there knew she carried a promise of great things to come. She has more than fulfilled that promise, especially here on her lovely new album Another Country." Merritt recently performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (*see links below to view the performance and Merritt's "Broken" video) and will appear at the annual SXSW festival March 15 at 8:00 P.M. at The Parish Room in Austin. Following this appearance, Merritt will begin a nationwide tour. See reverse for details.

This is what the press is saying about "Another Country:"

"Merritt comes back swinging in this album of sweet and delicate songs, with a substance that makes them prettier still" --Newsweek

"Another Country is an exquisitely written record full of balm for the heart-sore." --Elle

"...a big step forward." --USA Today

"a refreshing alternative to the usual suspects." --People

"...a smart, sardonic quality reminiscent of Jackson Browne ...the soulful tenderness of Norah Jones...the bubbly folk melodicism of Feist... a new and compelling direction for Merritt." --Associated Press

"Sweet Southern depression from a French flat. Deceptively sharp tales of hearts in distress, implying fierce emotions just under the surface." --Spin

"Merritt is a force to be reckoned with as a vocalist and songwriter in any genre she approaches." --Paste

TIFT MERRITT

March 1 Linda Norris WAMC Theatre - Albany, NY
March 15 SXSW - The Parish Room - Austin, TX
March 17 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
March 18 Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
March 19 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
March 21 Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
March 22 Carolina Theater - Durham, NC
March 28 Parish @ House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
March 29 Club Café - Pittsburgh, PA
March 30 Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, KY
April 1 El Mocambo - Toronto, ON
April 2 The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
April 4 Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
April 5 High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
April 6 Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
April 8 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
April 11 The Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
April 12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
April 13 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
April 15 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
April 17 Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
April 18 Anthology - San Diego, CA
April 19 Plush - Tucson, AZ
April 21 The Parish Room - Austin, TX
April 22 Cambridge Room @ House of Blues - Dallas, TX
April 24 Five Spot - Atlanta, GA
April 26 Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC

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