‘American Idol’s’ Noah Thompson and HunterGirl Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Noah Thompson and HunterGirl are hitting the road together!  The reigning American Idol winner and runner-up revealed plans for a…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 24, 2022


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Noah Thompson and HunterGirl are hitting the road together! 

The reigning American Idol winner and runner-up revealed plans for a co-headlining tour, which will kick off on Thursday, October 27 in Columbus, Ohio, and continue through December 2, where the trek will wrap up in St Louis, MO at The Hawthorn.

For Thompson the tour is unbelievable as just a year ago he was working in the construction field and now he gets to live out his dreams of being a full-time musician. 

“I can’t believe a year ago, I was working construction, and now I’m announcing a tour with one of my closest friends, HunterGirl,” Thompson shared in a press release. “HunterGirl and I met on Idol and became really close. We’ve stayed friends, and now we get to get out there on the road together. One of my favorite things to do is get up on stage and sing. I am literally living in my dream world.”

HunterGirl, who previously worked with veterans as a music therapist, is equally excited to be going on tour. 

“This past year has been one of the most incredible years of my life,” HunterGirl added. “It is going to be so much fun being on tour with one of my good friends, Noah Thompson. I am excited to be on the road with my band and have the chance to play new music that will be coming out soon.”

Thompson excitedly shared the news tour news on Instagram and promised, “These shows are gonna be awesome y’all.” HunterGirl also promised to share “new music that will be coming out soon” while on tour. 

Thompson and HunterGirl appeared on season 20 of American Idol. The artists placed first and second on the show, respectively, and have quickly become great friends. 

At the conclusion of the season, Thompson released his debut single, “One Day Tonight,” while HunterGirl released the personal track, “Red Bird.” 

Since winning the show, Thompson has gone on to release his fan-favorite countrified rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” and has been playing shows as well as teasing new music

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HunterGirl has been performing live shows and recently made her dreams come true when she performed at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.

The rising stars also made surprise appearances during CMA Fest in Nashville in June. 

See the full list of their upcoming tour dates together below.


Oct. 27 / Columbus, OH / Bluestone 

Oct. 28 / Rosemont, IL / Joe’s Live 

Oct. 29 / Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater 

Nov. 17 / Warrendale, PA / Jergels 

Nov. 18 / Cincinnati, OH / Lori’s Roadhouse 

Nov. 19 / Indianapolis, IN / Deluxe 

Dec. 1 / Lexington, KY / Manchester Music Hall 

Dec 2 / St Louis, MO / The Hawthorn

Tickets for the Noah Thompson and HunterGirl’s co-headlining tour go on sale this Friday, August 26 and are available for purchase on each of their sites HERE and HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.