New York Times Best-Selling Author and Podcast Host Annie F. Downs Partners with Author, Podcaster, and Hope Dealer Carlos Whittaker to Co-Headline “Here For You Tour” This Summer

NASHVILLE, TN – January 13, 2022 – New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Annie F. Downs is partnering with author, podcaster, and hope dealer Carlos Whittaker for the “Here For You Tour” this summer. Their first ever co-headlining tour, the one-of-a-kind event will make twelve stops across the nation with Downs and Whittaker sharing their unique commentaries on today’s culture, showcasing an individual in each local community, and inviting everyone to engage on a deeply human level.

“It’s high time we get that tour bus rolling and come and see you guys,” shared Downs about the tour. “So, we’re taking June 2023 to bus around and hang out with y’all, and it is like nothing I’ve ever done before! Carlos and I are coming to a bunch of cities in June because we like being where you are. That’s why we named it the “Here For You Tour” – you guys show up for us, show up for each other, and we get to show up, too. Each night will be incredible and unique and it’s not a podcast tour, so none of it will be recorded or shared. Just lived! We can’t wait to see you!”

“As I’ve watched my social following grow, I couldn’t be more excited about taking the good we do off of the screen and into real life,” Whittaker says. “And there is no one I trust more to partner with on my first official tour than Annie! Annie and I have been side by side for over a decade and she brings the exact message I want the people I invite to hear. Annie and I will team up every night for a few hours that I promise will make people feel seen and then feel free.”

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“Here For You Tour” Dates:
Jun 8, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Minneapolis, MN
Jun 9, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Grand Rapids (Caledonia), MI
Jun 10, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Indianapolis, IN
Jun 11, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Columbus (Canal Winchester), OH
Jun 14, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Charlotte, NC
Jun 15, 2023 – 7:00 pm | New Albany, IN (Louisville, KY)
Jun 16, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Chicago (Naperville), IL
Jun 17, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Florence, KY
Jun 22, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Kansas City (Oak Grove), MO
Jun 23, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Dallas (Richardson), TX
Jun 24, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Austin, TX
Jun 25, 2023 – 7:00 pm | Houston (Crosby), TX

Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Founder of the That Sounds Fun Podcast Network—which includes her aptly named flagship show, “That Sounds Fun” — and author of multiple bestselling books like 100 Days to Brave, Remember God, and That Sounds Fun. Annie shoots straight and doesn’t shy away from the tough topics. But she always finds her way back to the truth that God is good and that life is a gift. Annie is a huge fan of laughing with friends, confetti, soccer, and boiled peanuts (preferably from a back-roads Georgia gas station). Read more at and find her (embarrassingly easily) all over the internet at @anniefdowns.

Carlos Whittaker is a storyteller, speaker, and author of Moment Maker, Kill the Spider, and Enter Wild, who is bringing hope to humans all over the world. His latest book, How To Human, releases on January 24, 2023. He frequently speaks at some of the nation’s largest churches, corporations, and culture-shaping conferences with a superpower in creating spaces—online and in-person—where people feel safe to engage in genuine dialogue and be themselves. Carlos is a People’s Choice Award winner and host of the popular Human Hope podcast. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Heather, and their three children. Follow along with Carlos on the internet @loswhit.

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