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LARRY FLEET EARNED IT, COUNTRY MUSIC’S WORKING MAN TO RELEASE 21-TRACK THIRD ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 1

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WHITE BLUFF, TENN. – For 37-year-old Tennessee-native Larry Fleet, the foundation of his life has been built by working people. A third-generation son of construction and concrete workers, Fleet grew up watching his dad and grandfather put in hard labor day after day to make ends meet, instilling a work ethic in him that would rather see a life that’s “built not bought.” On September 1, that example of dedication and devotion gets placed front and center, inspiring Fleet’s third studio album Earned It, his 21-track tribute to the working class and a culmination of years’ worth of sweat, tour stops, and good old fashioned elbow grease, just in time for Labor Day.

 

“I’ve been workin’ since I was 14 laying bricks; there isn’t a day in my life I can remember where I wasn’t workin’ toward something or watching someone else earn their keep, whether that was my mom at home providing for us boys or at school teaching art when we got a little older, my dad out at job sites, you name it,” Fleet remembers.

 

“I believe in taking care of the people you love, earning a life you’re proud of, workin’ hard, and keeping your family and the things that matter first. With this record, I wanted to focus on how we got here and what our work earned us; it’s earned this life for my family, this opportunity for me and my band out on the road, it’s taught me about living well and makes me appreciate the place I come from. Earned It just felt right because I feel like I have; it’s been a long time coming, and by God it was worth it.”

 

From its anthemic title track to standouts like the gratitude-infused “Things I Take For Granted,” twist-laden mid-tempo “Devil Music,” rooted ballad “Grow,” and more, in addition to early releases like “Young Buck,” “Layaway,” “Daddy Don’t Drink,” and “Try Texas,” Earned It shows off the upbringing and values that Fleet holds dear. Expanding his storied catalog with nearly two dozen fresh staples, the album finds the Tennessee troubadour collaborating with esteemed storytellers Connie Rae Harrington, Luke Laird, Jesse Frasure, and Brett Tyler, while stepping into new territory and cutting outside songs for the first time ever from titans like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, and more.

 

“Nashville’s full of the finest songwriters in the world, so I felt like it might finally be time to showcase some of their work alongside some of mine now that folks have gotten to know me as a songwriter on the first couple records,” Fleet adds. “I’m thankful they’d trust me to tell these stories and hope we did them justice.”

 

EARNED IT TRACKLIST

  1. Earned It (Larry Fleet, Connie Rae Harrington)
  2. Lucky Dog (Zach Abend, Smith Ahnquist, Michael Hardy)
  3. Ain’t Mad At Jesus (Larry Fleet, Josh Miller, Jake Mitchell)
  4. 25-8 (Casey Beathard, Nicolette Hayford, Jim Wolf)
  5. Things I Take For Granted (Larry Fleet, Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Brett Tyler)
  6. Lord Willing (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
  7. Two Beer Plan (Larry Fleet, Thomas Archer, Ryan Beaver, Mark Holman)
  8. Taking The Long Way (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
  9. Something He’d Say (Larry Fleet, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell)
  10.  Beer Needs A Beer (Larry Fleet, Brett Tyler, Logan Wall)
  11.  There’s A Waylon (Steve Moakler, Joseph Patton, Logan Wall)
  12.  Angels Were Gone (Rodney Clawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Joybeth Taylor)
  13.  Try Texas (Jake Mitchell, Larry Fleet, James McNair)
  14.  Tennessee On You (Rocky Block, John Byron, Jacob Durrett, Ashley Gorley)
  15.  Muddy Water (Larry Fleet, Jesse Frasure, Brett Tyler)
  16.  Devil Music (Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason, Brett Tyler)
  17.  Layaway (Larry Fleet, Mark Trussell, Josh Miller)
  18.  Much To Talk About (Tommy Cecil, Jordan Dozzi, Craig Wiseman)
  19.  Grow (Rodney Clawson, Josh Miller, Dallas Wilson)
  20.  Daddy Don’t Drink (Larry Fleet, Derek Bahr, Luke Laird)
  21.  Young Buck (Andy Albert, John Byron, Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett)

** All songs produced by Joey Moi

 

 

Tonight, fans get a first taste of Earned It with the release of four new songs: the record’s title track, “Lucky Dog,” “Ain’t Mad At Jesus,” and “Much To Talk About.” Listen here.

 

On the road, Fleet’s headline Larry Fleet Live Tour rolls on, stopping at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom tonight and continuing all weekend long throughout the Midwest.

 

“I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to get out onstage every night and play this music that I love and care about. But to be honest with you, at the end of the day, as long as I’ve got Phebe and my two babies, I’ve got all I need, and I think that’s how a lot of people like me feel,” Fleet says. “I want to make music for those people – the working people that made me who I am – so as long as they’ll have me, I’ll keep bringing ’em more of it.”

LARRY FLEET

 

SEE LARRY FLEET LIVE

 

July 27 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom

July 28 – Guthrie Center, Iowa – Guthrie’s River Ruckus

July 29 – Lincoln, Neb. – The Bourbon Theatre

Aug. 3 – Crescent City, Calif. – Del Norte County Fairgrounds

Aug. 4 – Sweet Home, Ore. – Oregon Jamboree

Aug. 5 – Colusa, Calif. – Colusa Casino Resort

Aug. 11 – Morrison, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

Aug. 12 – Hemingford, Neb. – Box Butte County Fair

Aug. 17 – Lewiston, N.Y. – Artpark*

Aug. 19 – Syracuse, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*

Aug. 25 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre*

Aug. 26 – Simpsonville, S.C. – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*

Aug. 27 – Isle of Palms, S.C. – Windjammer

Sept. 9 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – Moon River Music Festival

Sept. 22 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium

Sept. 23 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Hi-Fi

Sept. 28 – Huntington, N.Y. – The Paramount

Sept. 29 – Montclair, N.J. – The Wellmont Theater

Sept. 30 – Norfolk, Va. – The NorVa

Oct. 13 – Huntsville, Ala. – Mars Music Hall

Oct. 14 – Lake Charles, La. – Grand Event Center

Oct. 19 – Royal Oak, Mich. – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct, 20 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Clyde Theatre

Oct. 21 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Theater & Ballroom

Oct. 26 – Kansas City, Mo. – The Truman

Oct. 27 – Rosemont, Ill. – Joe’s Live

Oct. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Uptown Theater

Nov. 2 – Mobile, Ala. – Soul Kitchen Music Hall

Nov, 3 – Orlando, Fla. – House of Blues Orlando

 

supporting Parker McCollum
^ supporting Jon Pardi
 
Bold dates indicate Larry Fleet headline shows
 

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