CHARLIE WORSHAM CONFIRMS JULY RESIDENCY AT THE BASEMENT EAST, TICKETS NOW ON-SALE

NEW ALBUM BEGINNING OF THINGS OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM

“BEGINNING OF THINGS IS ONE OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT AND SKILLFULLY CRAFTED ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR.” –NPR's "World Cafe"

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

Charlie Worsham will return to Nashville’s The Basement East next month for a five-night residency entitled, “Every Damn Monday.” Tickets are now available at www.thebasementnashville.com. All proceeds from the month-long residency will benefit Worsham’s Follow Your Heart Arts Program, Inc., which exists to enrich and empower the lives of young people living in Worsham’s hometown of Grenada, MS through music education.

The Arts Program provides the opportunity for young people in Granada to learn, play, create and share music in collaboration with Delta State University professors and students alongside individuals from the Grenada Public Schools system. Thanks to the CMA Foundation, the Arts Program has already been awarded a $10,000 grant and works in conjunction with the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund. Established in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Fund supports the youth of Grenada who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. Since it began in 2016, the organization has raised over $60,000.

More information about the Arts Program and Scholarship Fund can be found at www.FollowYourHeartArts.org.

In addition to the residency, Worsham will join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as part of their SOUL2SOUL Tour later this month and will return to the Grand Ole Opry on July 21 and 22. See below for full tour details.   
 
The performances continue to celebrate Worsham’s acclaimed new album, Beginning of Things, which was released last month on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here).

Recent critical acclaim for Beginning Of Things


“…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.” —American Songwriter

“If ever there was a champion for truth in life and music, it would hands-down be Charlie Worsham.” —CMT

“…he’s the sort of artist who can do it all. As he returns with his second album, Beginning Of Things, he’s got everybody in the know in Nashville rooting for him.” —NPR’s All Things Considered

“Like [Miranda] Lambert, Worsham is making a space in country music for subtle challenges, using humor and insight and undeniable musical talent. He’s a serious contender, even as he makes us all smile.” —NPR Music

“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. —NPR Music

“…a combination of that gentle spirit and rebellious streak – with plenty of room to showcase his serious guitar chops.” —Rolling Stone

“…a skillful, dazzling array of musical genres that suggest the work of a seasoned veteran.” —Rolling Stone

“For country fans, Beginning of Things is already one of the most-anticipated records of 2017.” —The Tennessean

In addition to the critical attention, the official music video for Worsham’s single, “Cut Your Groove,” recently premiered at CMT and can now be viewed/shared here. Of the song and video, CMT asserts, “…an uplifting and mighty ode to staying the course and never giving up…The empowering lyrics of Worsham’s stunning debut track were put into motion in the heartwarming video directed by Sam Siske.”

Beginning of Things
includes 13 new songs, 9 of which Worsham co-wrote, and was 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.

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.”

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.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753, Amy Lipsky 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

Or Mary Catherine Rebrovick 615.214.1500 at 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

*SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill    

June 22 /// Ottawa, Canada /// Canadian Tire Centre*
June 23 /// Toronto, Canada /// Air Canada Centre*
June 24 /// Toronto, Canada /// Air Canada Centre*
July 3 /// Nashville, TN /// Every Damn Monday at The Basement East
July 10 /// Nashville, TN /// Every Damn Monday at The Basement East
July 17 /// Nashville, TN /// Every Damn Monday at The Basement East
July 21 /// Nashville, TN /// Grand Ole Opry
July 22 /// Nashville, TN /// Grand Ole Opry
July 24 /// Nashville, TN /// Every Damn Monday at The Basement East
July 31 /// Nashville, TN /// Every Damn Monday at The Basement East