Country fans are already familiar with newcomer Charlie Worsham 's talent. He was a session musician on Eric Church 's platinum album, Chief , and had a hand in writing Dierks Bentley 's song "Heart of a Lonely Girl. Now Charlie steps into the limelight with his debut album, Rubberband, due out August 20.
The project features Charlie's first single, "Could It Be," as well as a collaboration with his heroes Vince Gill and Marty Stuart on the song "Tools of the Trade."
Working with some of Nashville's other top musicians in the studio made the album-making process very rewarding for Charlie. He tells ABC News Radio, "I've always believed in trying to be the weakest link when it comes to being in a band. Something about being surrounded by those great musicians on my record, they forced me to be a better player."
Charlie is a multi-instrumentalist himself, so you'll hear him playing several different parts on each song in addition to singing lead.
"Some of the songs I play a whole lot of the instruments and some of the songs I play only one or two," he says, "but to me, the beauty of it has been the collaboration."
Charlie is burning up the road this summer performing shows with
The Band Perry
and Dierks Bentley among others. Go to
for a full list of tour dates.
Here's the Rubberband track listing:
"Could It Be"
"Want Me Too"
"Young to See"
"How I Learned to Pray"
"Tools of the Trade"
"Mississippi in July"
"You Can't Break What's Broken"
"Someone Like Me"
"Love Don't Die Easy"
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