NASHVILLE, TENN. – As authentic as they come, Jake Worthington was born and raised on the traditional sounds of country music. Now, the bonafide cowboy breathes fresh life into an American classic sound with the announcement of his 13-track debut album, Jake Worthington, releasing April 7 via Big Loud Records. Armed with an unmistakable drawl, sawing fiddles, slippery steel guitars, shuffling rhythms, and saloon-style piano runs, Worthington releases two stand out honky-tonk hits today: “State You Left Me In” and “Next New Thing.”
Matching country’s emotional elements to an in-the-moment story, “State You Left Me In” is a slow, solemn track penned by Worthington with Timothy Baker and Roger Springer, leading as the album’s opener and pointing the way forward like a buzzing neon sign. Highlighting both his traditional dedication and youthful vigor, the accompanying music video shot at a farmhouse in Kosse, Texas and directed by Justin Clough transports viewers back to the time of the cowboy, a modern take on throwback-style country music video.
Watch “State You Left Me In” HERE.
With “Next New Thing,” Worthington’s vision is made clear. A rollicking tribute to the simple thrills of knowing who you are, and knowing what you like, the up-tempo anthem written by the twanging upstart alongside Steve Leslie and Roger Springer is a tribute to chasing dreams with total, wild-eyed abandon. For Worthington, that just happens to be bringing honky-tonk into the here and now, naysayers be damned. Pairing its release with an equally enthralling, Justin Clough-directed official music video, Worthington brings the spirit of the song to life at iconic Texas dancehall, The Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall – the very dancehall he cut his teeth in preparing for this moment.
Watch “Next New Thing” HERE.
The new tunes showcase Worthington’s knack for lyrics built for living fast and loving true, or long nights spent with a broken heart, nursed by whatever the bartender’s pouring. Crafting his all-but-one self-penned, perfectly balanced track list chalked full of country soul, the Joey Moi produced album ques up a dance ready playlist top to bottom.
Jake Worthington Tracklist:
- State You Left Me In (Jake Worthington, Timothy Baker, Roger Springer)
- Single At The Same Time (Jake Worthington, Robert Arthur, Kim Penz, Jacob Boyd Weinschenk)
- Without You (Jake Worthington, Jody Booth, Roger Springer)
- Pop Goes The Whiskey (feat. ERNEST) (Rocky Block, Seth Ennis, Kyle Fishman, Ernest Keith Smith)
- Ain’t Got You To Hold (Jake Worthington, Joe Denim, Roger Springer)
- She Ain’t You (Jake Worthington, Jake Doucet, Roger Springer)
- Next New Thing (Jake Worthington, Steve Leslie, Roger Springer)
- Honky Tonk Crowd (Jake Worthington, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Roger Springer)
- I Ain’t Goin Anywhere (Jake Worthington, Wyatt McCubbin, Roger Springer)
- Night Time Is My Time (Jake Worthington, Monty Holmes, Roger Springer)
- Only One Way To Find Out (Jake Worthington, Jessi Alexander, Dave Cohen, David Lee Murphy)
- Heaven Can’t Be Found (Jake Worthington, Will Jones, Kim Penz, Roger Springer)
- Closing Time (Jake Worthington, Nick Walsh)
All songs Produced by Joey Moi
Mixed by Joey Moi and Josh Ditty
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Ready to bring his two-stepping catalog to venues nationwide, Worthington’s road-tested performance chops will be on full display in 2023, bringing his highly anticipated debut to his own headlining shows as well as stops opening for Randy Rogers Band, Jon Pardi, and Gary Allan.
Jake Worthington 2023 Tour Dates
4/1/2023 Hidalgo, Texas Payne Arena*
4/7/2023 Spring, Texas Rowdy’s Dance Hall
4/14/2023 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater+
4/15/2023 Yantis, Texas Neon Moon
4/21/2023 Broken Bow, Okla. Hochatown Saloon
4/22/2023 Royse City, Texas Southern Junction
4/29/2023 Stephenville, Texas T-Bird’s Garage Pub
5/5/2023 New Braunfels, Texas Freiheit Country Store
5/6/2023 Fort Worth, Texas Magnolia Motor Lounge
5/12/2023 El Campo, Texas Greek Bros.
5/13/2023 Katy, Texas Mo’s Place
5/19/2023 Round Rock, Texas The Long Branch Saloon
* with Jon Pardi
+ with Randy Rogers Band & Gary Allan
ABOUT JAKE WORTHINGTON
For La Porte, Texas native Jake Worthington, traditional country music has been ingrained in his DNA since childhood. Raised on his grandfather’s porch performances of Ray Price, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, he soon picked up his own Gibson acoustic and realized the breadth of his soon-to-be-classic, wide, and wild voice. On April 7, Worthington breathes fresh life to dance halls, beer joints, and ballrooms from Texas to Tennessee with his 13-song, self-penned debut album, Jake Worthington. Captivating the masses with his honky-tonk stylings, the singer-songwriter has already started bringing two-step anthems to venues across the country, opening for Cody Johnson, Riley Green, Pat Green, Hank Williams Jr., ERNEST, and more, with headline dates on the horizon for 2023. Worthington is also a newly sought-after feature artist across the Nashville landscape, including guest spots on Hixtape: Vol. 2 with Ronnie Dunn and Jake Owen on the rowdy “Jonesin’,” Ronnie Dunn’s 2022 album 100 Proof Neon on “Honky Tonk Town” and ERNEST’s 2023 extension FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses on “Heartache In My 100 Proof.” “I believe in country music as much as I believe in my next breath,” Worthington declares, and “blame it on my raising, but I think there ought to be room for country in country music.”
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