Charlie Worsham's New Album 'Beginning of Things' Out Today

Charlie Worsham's anticipated new album, Beginning Of Things, is out today 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, "World Café Nashville" recently aired a live performance/ interview with Worsham and his band praising, "Charlie Worsham is ready for his close-up...Beginning Of Things is one of the most intelligent and skillfully crafted albums of the year so far." Listen to the full session here. Additionally, the official music video for the album's first single, "Cut Your Groove," will premiere exclusively tomorrow atCMT.
Worsham is currently in the midst on an extensive co-headlining tour with Brandy Clark, which included a sold-out show at New York's City Winery last night as well as upcoming shows at 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 later this summer. See below for full details.
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) andEric 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'sRubberband, 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 Stoneasserts, "A fleet-fingered guitarist and empathetic vocalist, his talent is reminiscent of a young Keith Urban in all the best ways."
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
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, Canada-Canadian Tire Centre†
June 23-Toronto, Canada-Air Canada Centre†
June 24-Toronto, Canada-Air Canada Centre†
*"An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham"
†SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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