‘American Pie’ Hit Maker Don McLean Announces New Album & 2024 Tour

Don McLean new Album

It’s been over 50 years since Don McLean’s “American Pie” became one of the most memorable songs to hit the airwaves. Finally, McLean made his debut on March 9 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, one of country music’s most revered venues.

“I have always been a fan of the Grand Ole Opry and country & western music,” McLean says. “Growing up, I would watch cowboy movies and listen to Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. My career has taken me all over the world, and now, it is taking me to the Grand Ole Opry.” Also performing at the Opry that night were The Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gary Mule Deer, Adam Wainwright and many more.

Don McLean attends the 2023 Music City Walk of Fame Induction ceremony at Music City Walk of Fame on October 04, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Now McLean is pleased to announce his newest single and upcoming album. His new single “The Gypsy Road” has already been released ahead of the full album’s release on May 17, 2024. McLean shared in a press release, “‘The Gypsy Road’ is a song that is so easy to sing. I felt like I could totally control it with my voice. The idea is like an old hobo song, “Danville Girl,” about a hobo who is loved by a sweet woman, but it only makes him think of hitting the road.”

In addition to 1971’s “American Pie,” McLean’s Top 20 singles include “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air,” “Cryin’,” “And I Love You So,” “Wonderful Baby,” “Since I Don’t Have You,” “It’s Just The Sun” and “If We Try.”

In 2002, “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Following his Grand Ole Opry performance, McLean’s 2024 tour goes aboard the ’70s Rock & Romance Cruise.

Other Tour Dates Include

April 27 – Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, N.Y.

May 4 – Pollak Theatre, West Long Branch, N.J.

May 11 – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Fla.

May 18 – T. Furth Center for the Performing Arts, Angola, Ind.

June 9 – Tower Theatre, Bend, Ore.

June 14 – Boot Barn Hall of Bourbon Brothers, Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 29 – Vienna Freedom Festival, Vienna, Va.

July 13 – American Bank Center Selena Auditorium, Corpus Christi, Texas

July 20 – Boot Barn Hall, Gainesville, Ga.

July 28 – Belly Up, Solana Beach, Calif.

Aug 9 – The Canyon, Montclair, Calif.

Aug 10 – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, Calif.

Sep 4 – Wachholz College Center, Kalispell, MT

Nov 1 – Grand Theater, Wausau, Wisc.

Nov 9 – Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, Mich.

Nov 30 – The Parker, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dec 6 – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Dec 7 – Landsdowne Theater, Lansdowne, Pa.

Dec 13 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, Va.

Dec 20 – Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii

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