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:
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