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Charlie Worsham’s debut book, Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, And One Man’s Country Music Journey, is now available (purchase here). Published by Spring House Press and featuring a forward by Marty Stuart, all proceeds from the book go toward Worsham’s Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund. Created in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the fund supports the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—Worsham’s hometown—who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first two years, the organization has raised nearly $100,000, including $35,000 at this past weekend’s gala in Grenada. The second annual event featured special guest and newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member, Don Schlitz, as well as an auction. More information can be found at www.FollowYourHeartArts.org.
Worsham will perform at Opry at the Ryman this Friday night as part of Marty Stuart’s 25th Opry anniversary celebration and will join Miranda Lambert on select dates on her 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. The performances follow a year of extensive touring for the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, who recently concluded a month-long tour of Europe. See below for complete itinerary.
The upcoming shows will feature songs from Worsham’s acclaimed album, Beginning of Things, out now on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here). The album 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 (Miranda Lambert, Rayland Baxter, Mikky Ekko) with Arturo Buenahora, Jr. (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) serving as the Executive Producer.
Critical praise for Beginning Of Things…
“…shows him to be one of country’s most formidable dark horses, a quietcontender worthy of the attention and airplay claimed by his less cerebralcontemporaries.” —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 forhim.”—NPR’s All Things Considered
“…Worsham has made a sophomore album that, if there’s justice, willgive him an unforgettable year.”—NPR Music
““Like [Miranda] Lambert, Worsham is making a space in country music forsubtle challenges, using humor and insight and undeniable musical talent. He’s aserious contender, even as he makes us all smile.”—NPR Music
“…a combination of that gentle spirit and rebellious streak – with plenty ofroom to showcase his serious guitar chops.”—Rolling Stone
“…a skillful, dazzling array of musical genres that suggest the work ofa seasoned veteran.”—Rolling Stone
“For country fans, Beginning of Things is already one of the most-anticipatedrecords of 2017.”—The Tennessean
“Beginning of Things is one of the most intelligent and skillfully craftedalbums of the year so far.” —WXPN World Café
CHARLIE WORSHAM CONFIRMED TOUR DATESDecember 1—Nashville, TN—Opry at the Ryman*December 8—Escondido, CA—Carols by CandlelightDecember 9—Escondido, CA—Carols by CandlelightMarch 22—Newark, NJ—Venue TBD†March 23—University Park, PA—Bryce Jordan Center†March 24—Winston Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum†*as part of Marty Stuart’s 25th Opry Anniversary†as part of Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour
Article courtesy of Country Music Tattle Tale