Acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer Charlie Worsham unveiled five new songs this week, which are available now at all digital services. “The Beginning of Things,” “Old Times Sake,” “Southern By The Grace of God,” “Cut Your Groove,” and “Call You Up” are featured on Worsham’s anticipated new album Beginning of Things, which will be released April 21 on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville and is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order includes instant downloads of the five new tracks.
Already receiving widespread acclaim, NPR Music recently premiered the title track, praising, “At its best, country music is a preserve for the up-close and personal. From Merle Haggard to Miranda Lambert, the genre’s most powerful storytellers illuminate big subjects like family, love or work by focusing on small details unfolding in kitchens, on back porches or in farm fields. ‘The Beginning Of Things,’ the title track from Charlie Worsham’s excellent upcoming second album, demonstrates this art with uncommon grace and intelligence.” NPR Music’s Ann Powers continues, “His understated, warm vocal exudes sympathy, exactly nailing the part in the storytelling process where words are shaped by phrasing and intonation. Behind him, an ace band…crafts an environment that’s simple and inviting, encouraging the listener to sit back and think about what’s being said.”
Additionally this past week, American Songwriter premiered “Old Time’s Sake,” declaring, “…shows him to be one of country’s most formidable dark horses, a quiet contender worthy of the attention and airplay claimed by his less cerebral contemporaries…standout track ‘Old Time’s Sake’ is a sparsely arranged breath of fresh air.” Moreover, of “Southern By The Grace of God” Rolling Stone asserts, “a refreshing bit of progressive country…his youthful tenor swells into a tasty little yodel, while the tempo gets a little bit quicker and the percussion more prominent until the final minute evolves into a dizzying jam.” Lastly, People Magazine recently premiered “Cut Your Groove” and CMT calls the track, “…a solid reminder that no matter what happens in life, the world keeps spinning…strings and surprise horns provide an uplifting accompaniment to the song’s positive message.”