Neo-traditional country prodigy, Jake Worthington, is readying his debut album for April 7.
The self-titled project will feature thirteen tracks, including a hotly anticipated collaboration with Worthington's Big Loud labelmate, Ernest. The two combined previously for the fan-favourite, tear-in-my-beer track, ‘Heartache In My 100 Proof’, which appeared on Ernest's latest album, Flower Shops: Two Dozen Roses.
Worthington has been building a loyal following since his appearance on The Voice USA almost ten years ago, during which he was selected by Blake Shelton and was voted through to the grand final.
As well as releasing a smattering of singles and EPs, Jake Worthington has become a familiar name for country music fans through his electrifying guest appearances. For instance, Worthington contributed widely celebrated features to Ronnie Dunn's ‘Honky Tonk Town’ and the much-loved HIXTAPE anthem, ‘Jonesin’’.
The new record will stay true to Worthington's penchant for classic country, and two tracks from the album, ‘State You Left Me In’ and ‘Next New Thing’, will be made available early on Friday, March 17.
Speaking ahead of the release, the Texas native emphasised how he relishes being considered an ‘outsider’ in the modern, genre-blending landscape, “I don't mind being a dark horse. Blame it on my raising, but I think there ought to be room for country in country music”.