Rascal Flatts Announces Craig Wayne Boyd As Opener For Their Riot! Residency at the Hard Rock In Vegas

Rascal Flatts announces the addition of Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” this past December, as the opener for the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The nine-show run will be Boyd’s first performances since his season seven win for “Team Blake” and will take place between Wednesday, February 25 and Saturday, March 14.

Boyd is a country singer and multi-instrumentalist who grew up with an affinity for music in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas. He moved to Nashville in the early 2000s to pursue a music career, but after 10 years of songwriting, local gigs, national support touring and more, things were not looking promising as he began to struggle with financial and other pressures. It wasn’t until he auditioned for “The Voice” where he caught the public’s attention as he landed a spot on legendary country artist Blake Shelton’s team. Boyd’s singing, playing and musical versatility made him a fan favorite and eventually the overall winner on the Tuesday, December 16, 2014 finale.

In the month-long whirlwind since taking the victory, Boyd was signed to Dot Records and released his first single, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face.” The song, gifted to him by Shelton, was first introduced to the world when he performed it on “The Voice” finale.

“I am so honored and excited to join Rascal Flatts in what will be an epic group of shows at Hard Rock Hotel,” said Boyd. “It is yet another check mark on my bucket list of things that I previously only dreamed of!”

Show Dates:

Wednesday, February 25
Friday, February 27
Saturday, February 28
Wednesday, March 4
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Wednesday, March 11
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14

Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! will be the first-of-its-kind residency at The Joint as country artists grace the stage for an exclusive nine-show engagement. Tickets starting at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/rascalflattsvegas or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

Samantha Dawn Mutschler

Samantha Dawn Mutschler

I am a country music loving cowgirl with a passion for helping kids with cancer. I was born and raised in Orlando, FL where I currently reside. When I am not submerged in country music, I am a professional photographer, social media junkie, and most importantly devoted to children with cancer. Jesus has blessed me with the gift of crocheting and I started my organization, Unraveled by Samantha Dawn, where I make crochet hats and wigs. I have also had the opportunity to meet and spend time with some of the children that I have made hats for. I look to Country Music for comfort, joy, and relaxing. It’s cool to be part of the very best fan base ever!

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