CHARLIE WORSHAM’S “CUT YOUR GROOVE” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT CMT

NEW ALBUM BEGINNING OF THINGS OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM

PRODUCED BY FRANK LIDDELL AND ERIC MASSE

“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

The official music video for Charlie Worsham’s new single, “Cut Your Groove,” recently premiered at CMT and can now be viewed/shared here. Of the song and video, CMT praises, “…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.”

The song is from Worsham’s anticipated new album, Beginning Of Things, which was released last Friday on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here). Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music’s Ann Powers asserts, “Worsham is the guy many country music lovers in Nashville love the most, though the rest of the world is only just recognizing his enormous skill and grace.” She continues, “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.”

In celebration of the release, Worsham is currently in the midst on an extensive co-headlining tour with Brandy Clark, which includes upcoming shows in New Orleans, Austin, Birmingham Nashville, Atlanta, Denver, Portland and more. He’ll also join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select performances as part of their SOUL2SOUL Tour later this summer. See below for full details.   

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

“…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.” —CMT

“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

“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

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.”

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.”

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

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


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, Canada /// Canadian Tire Centre†
June 23 /// Toronto, Canada /// Air Canada Centre†
June 24 /// Toronto, Canada /// Air Canada Centre†