Jake Worthington has come out of the gate swinging this year! His 2017 hit single, “A lot of Room to Talk” found itself at the top of the Texas Regional Radio Report last month, and has been streamed 120K times! On top of having his first #1, Worthington’s schedule has been chalked full of tour dates from all around the country! It’s no wonder why the La Porte, TX native is averaging 45k monthly listeners on Spotify. With all of the success surrounding him in the first half of the year, needless to say, we’ve been eagerly anticipating his sophomore EP! Well the wait is finally over!
“Hell of a Highway” drops this Friday (5/19), and it’s 5 tracks of outstanding traditional country music! Crying pedal steel, earthy strings, honky-tonkin’ fiddle licks, twangy harmonies, and Worthington’s fantastic vocals, all combine for a project offering country music fans a solid mixture of ballads and dance tunes!
Whether he’s in the darkness of heart-break, or the bright lights of a Friday night honky-tonk, Worthington delivers; driving home every lyric! Well-crafted songwriting and actual country music….huh….what a novel concept! Take notice Nashville; this is the way it is supposed to be done!
Our *PICK* of the album is the title track “Hell of a Highway”– a well thought-out heartbreak revelation. The song dives in to more emotional complexities than your typical heartbreak song, as Worthington speculates on the route of “her” departure. The subtly of the production and instrumentation really elevate the track by painting it is a more of a contemplative recalling and processing of the events, rather than a wail in the corner tune. With the song’s colorful lyrics, we have our fingers crossed that there will be a music video in the works down the line for this one.
The EP drops Thursday at Midnight, so make sure you get yourself a copy, but in the meantime enjoy this sneak peek of another one of our favorite tracks, “Don’t Think Twice”, below!
You can also find Jake Worthington’s current single, as well as some other great Texas Country, Americana, and Red Dirt music on our TMP Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/texas_music_pickers/playlist/4X1EDu99kIPVqHleQfLen2