Filed under: ExclusiveGreg Bates
has 100 shows over the next six months as he headlines his own club, fair, and festival dates, but he'll bring along the lessons he learned from opening for Brantley Gilbert
"He runs such a great, great tour," Greg tells The Boot. "He's so good to all of his guys and all of his openers. It was a lot of fun for me. It was also good for me to see how he treats his fans."
As he hits the road -- including a stop this Friday (May 3) to play the Fest-de-Ville Derby Eve in Louisville, Ky., -- Greg has three essentials that he can't leave home without: "Coffee, water, and my baseball hat," he says. "I wore a Tennessee Titans hat for a long time and then I made the switch to just a standard blue hat. I don't want to offend anybody, [especially] Colts fans. Indianapolis is really good to me, so I don't want to make them mad."