CHARLIE WORSHAM’S NEW ALBUM BEGINNING OF THINGS OUT APRIL 21, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

ALREADY RECEIVING ADVANCE ACCLAIM FROM NPR MUSIC, AMERICAN SONGWRITER, ROLLING STONE, CMT AND PEOPLE MAGAZINE

TOUR DATES CONFIRMED WITH BRANDY CLARK, TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL

“…WORSHAM HAS MADE A SOPHOMORE ALBUM THAT, IF THERE'S JUSTICE, WILL GIVE HIM AN UNFORGETTABLE YEAR.” –NPR Music

Acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer Charlie Worsham’s anticipated new album Beginning of Things, will be released on April 21 on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville and is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order includes instant downloads of five new tracks, “The Beginning of Things,” “Old Times Sake,” “Southern By The Grace of God,” “Cut Your Groove,” and “Call You Up.”

In celebration of the release, Worsham will join Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Brandy Clark on an extensive spring co-headlining tour, including shows at New York’s City Winery, D.C.’s The Hamilton and two nights at Nashville’s City Winery. He’ll also join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select performances as part of their SOUL2SOUL Tour. See below for full details.   

Already receiving widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the album’s title track, “Beginning Of Things”, praising, “At its best, country music is a preserve for the up-close and personal. From Merle Haggard to Miranda Lambert, the genre’s most powerful storytellers illuminate big subjects like family, love or work by focusing on small details unfolding in kitchens, on back porches or in farm fields. ‘The Beginning Of Things,’ the title track from Charlie Worsham’s excellent upcoming second album, demonstrates this art with uncommon grace and intelligence.” NPR Music’s Ann Powers continues, “His understated, warm vocal exudes sympathy, exactly nailing the part in the storytelling process where words are shaped by phrasing and intonation. Behind him, an ace band…crafts an environment that’s simple and inviting, encouraging the listener to sit back and think about what’s being said.”

Additionally, American Songwriter premiered “Old Time’s Sake,” declaring, “…shows him to be one of country’s most formidable dark horses, a quiet contender worthy of the attention and airplay claimed by his less cerebral contemporaries…standout track ‘Old Time’s Sake’ is a sparsely arranged breath of fresh air.” Moreover, of “Southern By The Grace of God” Rolling Stone asserts, “a refreshing bit of progressive country…his youthful tenor swells into a tasty little yodel, while the tempo gets a little bit quicker and the percussion more prominent until the final minute evolves into a dizzying jam.” Lastly, People Magazine recently premiered “Cut Your Groove” and CMT calls the track, “…a solid reminder that no matter what happens in life, the world keeps spinning…strings and surprise horns provide an uplifting accompaniment to the song’s positive message.”

Co-produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers) and Eric Masse (Rayland Baxter, Mikky Ekko) with Arturo Buenahora, Jr. (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) serving as the Executive Producer, Beginning of Things includes 13 new songs, 9 of which Worsham co-wrote.

Of the album, Worsham comments, “We had so much fun! I had fallen out of love with music, and making this record put me back in love with it on a level I hadn’t felt since I was a teenager. Beginning Of Things was a challenge in surrendering control and trusting my own talent. I’m confident that these songs and these recordings capture my musical geography and personal truth, and at the end of the day, I'm convinced that is the ultimate purpose of an artist—to speak one’s truth.”

Born and raised in Mississippi, Worsham attended Grenada High School and went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. In addition to his life as a working musician, Worsham is actively involved in music education and, last year, founded the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund supports the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—his hometown—who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first year, the organization has raised nearly $50,000. More information can be found at www.FollowYourHeartArts.org.

Beginning of Things is Worsham’s second full-length album and follows 2013’s Rubberband, which received widespread acclaim. American Songwriter calls Worsham, “the sort of triple threat artist that seems in short supply on Music Row these days. He writes well, sings well, and is a skilled and tasteful guitarist to boot,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “A fleet-fingered guitarist and empathetic vocalist, his talent is reminiscent of a young Keith Urban in all the best ways.”

Press Contacts for Brandy Clark:
Ebie McFarland / Kailey Pearce
Essential Broadcast Media
615.327.3259

Wes Vause / Mary Catherine Rebrovick
Warner Music Nashville

Bobbie Gale
Warner Brothers Records
818.953.3692

Press Contacts for Charlie Worsham:
Asha Goodman Trebing / Amy Lipsky
Sacks & Co.
615.320.7753

Wes Vause / Mary Catherine Rebrovick
Warner Music Nashville

BEGINNING OF THINGS TRACK LIST
1. Pants (Jeff Hyde)
2. Please People Please (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell)
3. Southern By The Grace of God (Charlie Worsham, Luke Dick, Shane McAnally)
4. Call You Up (Abe Stoklasa, Daniel Tashien)
5. Lawn Chair Don’t Care (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Ryan Tyndell)
6. Only Way To Fly (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Ryan Tyndell)
7. Old Time’s Sake (Charlie Worsham, Jeremy Spillman, Brent Cobb)
8. Cut Your Groove (Charlie Worsham, Oscar Charles)
9. I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell, Billy Montana)
10. The Beginning Of Things (Abe Stoklasa, Donovan Woods)
11. Birthday Suit (Luke Dick, Jason Lehning)
12. I-55 (Charlie Worsham, Ben Hayslip)
13. Take Me Drunk (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell, Steve Bogard)


CHARLIE WORSHAM CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

*“An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham” 
†SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill   


March 10 /// London, U.K. /// BBC Radio 2 Country Stage at C2C
March 11 /// London, U.K. /// Bluebird Café at C2C
March 11 /// London, U.K. /// BBC Radio 2 Country Stage at C2C
March 12 /// London, U.K. /// Bluebird Café at C2C
March 13 /// Manchester, U.K. /// The Ruby Lounge
March 14 /// Birmingham, U.K. /// 02 Academy 3
March 16 /// London, U.K. /// The Borderline
Mach 17 /// Glasgow, U.K. /// 02 ABC2
March 18 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Melkweg OZ
March 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Quasimodo
March 21 /// Cologne, Germany /// MTC
March 24 /// Munich, Germany /// Feierwerk
April 6 /// Charlottesville, VA /// The Southern*
April 7 /// Cincinnati, OH /// 20th Century Theatre*
April 8 /// Cleveland, OH /// House of Blues*
April 9 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark*
April 10 /// Lexington, KY /// Lyric Theatre*
April 14 /// Asheville, NC /// The Grey Eagle*
April 15 /// Rocky Mount, VA /// Harvester Performing Arts Center*
April 20 /// New York, NY /// City Winery*
April 22 /// Annapolis, MD /// Rams Head On Stage*
April 23 /// Washington, D.C. /// The Hamilton*
April 26 /// New Orleans, LA /// Parish at House of Blues*
April 27 /// The Woodlands, TX /// Dosey Doe*
April 28 /// San Antonio, TX /// Sam’s Burger Joint*
April 29 /// Fort Worth, TX /// The Live Oak Music Hall*
April 30 /// Austin, TX /// Antone’s*
May 5 /// Birmingham, AL /// WorkPlay Theatre*
May 7 /// Mobile, AL /// The Steeple*
May 11 /// Athens, GA /// 40 Watt Club*
May 12 /// Greensboro, NC /// The Blind Tiger*
May 13 /// Richmond, VA /// The Broadberry*
May 19 /// Nashville, TN /// City Winery*
May 20 /// Atlanta, GA /// City Winery*
May 21 /// Nashville, TN /// City Winery*
May 31 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater*
June 1 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Depot*
June 3 /// San Francisco, CA /// Social Hall SF*
June 6 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge*
June 15 /// Saint Louis, MO /// Delmar Hall*
June 16 /// Des Moines, IA /// Wooly’s*
June 17 /// St. Paul, MN /// Turf Club*
June 18 /// Omaha, NE /// The Waiting Room Lounge*
June 22 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Centre†
June 23 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre†
June 24 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre†