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Caroline Jones Says Touring with Zac Brown Band is a “Highlight of Her Life and Career” (Exclusive)

The singer/songwriter is headed back on the road with the award-winning band beginning next Friday (April 22).

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 11: Caroline Jones attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)

Caroline Jones is heading back on the road!

The country songstress shared today (April 15) that she will once again share the stage with Zac Brown Band as a special guest band member for the group’s Out In The Middle Tour this year.

Kicking off next week (April 22), the 34-city run will make stops in both the US and Canada at some of the most iconic venues, including Boston’s Fenway Park (where the band holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows), Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl until November 19.

“It’s an honor to be on tour with Zac Brown Band, it’s like a musical masterclass every night,” Jones told Celeb Secrets Country host Juliet Schroder on the red carpet at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday (April 11).

When asked about some of the things she’s learned from being on the road with ZBB, the budding artist was speechless. “We don’t have enough time for me to express how much I’ve learned,” she said, “And most of it you can’t even put into words. You just learn how to be a better musician, [you learn how to] be a better professional, [learn] how to be on a band. If you don’t get those opportunities — if someone doesn’t reach out their hand and give you [those opportunities] — you can’t learn. You learn by doing, and doing this is one of the highlights of my career.”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – APRIL 11: Caroline Jones attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)

For those who don’t know, Caroline first opened for ZBB on their 2017 tour and, following three consecutive years as their staple opening act, officially joined the band as a special guest in 2021. Aside from sharing the stage on tour, Caroline has also had the opportunity to perform at the 2021 CMA Awards, in addition to opening for The Rolling Stones at Atlanta’s famed Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, and more.

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As for what’s next, the sky’s the limit for Caroline. The performer has some solo dates planned for this summer, including sets at the 2022 CMA Music Festival in Nashville this June and iHeartCountry Festival in Austin next month. She’s also releasing a new song “Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun),” which she says is “really, really special.”

“It’s coming out on Mother’s Day and it’s about womanhood,” she shares. “That’s my next project that I’m just so proud of. I’m excited for people to hear it.” 

You can learn more about Caroline’s music by watching our full interview with her below. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of her songs by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.


Friday, April 22 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena+
Saturday, April 23 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium+
Friday, May 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center+
Sunday, May 22 – San Antonio, TX – Real Life Amphitheater
Thursday, June 2 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center+
Friday, June 3 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage+
Saturday, June 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage+
Friday, June 17 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park+
Friday, July 8 – Akron, OH – Dowed Field
Saturday, July 9 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field+
Friday, July 15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park+^
Thursday, July 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center+
Friday, July 29 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre+Friday, August 12 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Saturday, August 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center+
Sunday, August 14 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium+
Thursday, August 18 – New York, NY – Citi Field+^
Friday, August 19 – Endicott, NY – En-Joie Golf Course
Friday, August 26 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion+

Friday, September 2 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair+
Friday, September 16 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City Bike Fest

Friday, September 23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater+
Saturday, September 24 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion+
Sunday, September 25 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre+
Friday, October 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place+
Saturday, October 8 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sunday, October 9 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre+
Thursday, October 20 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena+
Friday, October 21 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena+
Saturday, October 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Center+
Friday, November 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl+
Sunday, November 6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena+

Friday, November 18 – San Diego, CA – WonderFront Festival+
Saturday, November 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field+^~*

May 7 – Austin, TX – iHeart Country Festival+

May 21 – Frisco, TX – Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend*

June 9 – Nashville, TN – CMA Fest
Aug 25 – Put-in-Bay, OH – Bash on the Bay*

+Special Guest Robert Randolph Band

^ Special Guest Cody Johnson

~ Special Guest Sam Hunt

*Special Guest Jimmie Allen

For more coverage from the 2022 CMT Music Awards, click here

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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