Charlie Worsham 's debut album, Rubberband , is out this week featuring the hit "Could It Be." That song about a friendship turning into a romantic relationship is catching fire at country radio, but Charlie tells ABC News Radio those lyrics have no basis in his real life.
Speaking of his friend and "Could It Be" co-writer Ryan Tyndell , Charlie says, "We were both just in the dumps, man. We didn't have anything going on. We were kind of depressed. 'Could It Be' is such a hopeful song, I think we wrote it out of a desperate need to have something hopeful going on."
Charlie also co-produced the album with Ryan, and their musician friends played on the album too. That friendship and willingness to take some risks led to the unique sounds fans hear on "Could It Be" and the rest of the project.
"All the names next to mine are guys that are just as unproven as me," Charlie says. "We've all gone all-in on this together, and they're good friends of mine. I'd rather fail with this than win with just about anything else."
Charlie is taking his music on the road with an opening spot on Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert 's Locked & Reloaded tour. He's also booked a few bar gigs after the concerts, and he's hoping the headliners will join him for a late night jam session.
Says Charlie, "I don't know if I can get that to happen, but surely Miranda and Dierks would love to revisit the bar gig days of their past, you know."
To keep up with Charlie's tour schedule, go to CharlieWorsham.com .
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