Grammy-nominated band marks new era with ‘Artificial,’ out Aug. 11
Grammy-nominated Daughtry is kicking off a new era as they announce their signing with Big Machine Records. Wasting no time diving in, the group also launched a presave for its forthcoming single, "Artificial," out everywhere on Aug. 11. Presave "Artificial" here.
“Chris Daughtry is one of the best voices in rock music, hands down," Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta said. “He is attacking this season of life full-on with a renewed fire and intensity to everything he touches.”
Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry said, "I am so thrilled to be working with Scott and the entire Big Machine crew on this next record and beyond. It’s very refreshing and exciting to have a team behind me that fully believes and supports my vision."
The news follows the rock outfit's announcement of its “Bare Bones Tour,” plotting a rare acoustic run with 26 new U.S. dates launching on Aug. 9. Alongside Billboard chart-topping rocker Ayron Jones, who is set to open on select stops, the upcoming performances mark a unique opportunity to highlight the stars' powerhouse musical versatility and vocal prowess in the most intimate of settings.
Coming in hot off the recent success with a Lzzy Hale duet, "Separate Ways (World's Apart)," Daughtry's amped-up reimagining of the Journey classic debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' All Genres chart and reached No. 6 on Mediabase's Active Rock chart. True to its roots with an updated grit, the single has racked up millions of streams across platforms, earning praise from heavy-hitters like Variety, Billboard, Consequence and American Songwriter, among others.
For more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.
More About Daughtry
Daughtry, one of the most visible and best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, has sold out concerts across the globe. Their debut album, the self-titled “Daughtry,” was the top-selling album of 2007 and was the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. It was also nominated for four Grammy Awards and won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year.
Subsequent albums “Leave This Town” (2009), “Break The Spell” (2011) and “Baptized” (2013) each went Platinum, with “Cage To Rattle” (2018) certified Gold. In 2021, Daughtry released “Dearly Beloved,” which marked a return to their rock roots and a return to the top of the rock charts with the singles “World On Fire,” “Heavy Is The Crown” and “Changes Are Coming,” each reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart.
With the success of their 2023 smash cover, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" featuring Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, charting yet another Top 10 success, the band ushers in a new sonic era on their latest epic track, “Artificial.”
Catch the rock outfit on the road this fall on the “Bare Bones” acoustic tour. For dates and more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.