In two and a half decades, The Leroy Van Dyke “Country Gold Tour” has played in 24 states and four foreign countries, and continues with increased acceptance and momentum in carefully selected venues, including state fairs, performing arts centers and casinos.
This classic country format has joined some of classic country music’s favorite stars for a show that reminds traditional country music fans of the music they fell in love with. Dates have just been announced for upcoming appearances later this summer/fall (with more to be added) featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, Rex Allen Jr., Bobby Bare, Steve & Rudy Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers), Eddy Raven, Bill Anderson, John Conlee, Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, Gene Watson, Johnny Lee and many more (lineup changes venue to venue).
“Country Gold Tour” events are organized by Gladys Van Dyke. Leroy opens each show with his seven-piece band, takes a bow, then returns to center stage to emcee the rest of the show. Leroy includes in his show his Number 1 smash, “Walk On By,” named by Billboard Magazine as the biggest country music single in recorded history, based on sales, plays and number of weeks in the charts. “The Auctioneer” singer/songwriter has established himself as one of the top artists in the genre, with a very impressive list of achievements which include being inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, hosting his own syndicated television show, being the only country music performer to open a show for Marilyn Monroe, and becoming a trailblazing superstar who transcended boundaries by bringing country music to new areas for the first time.