11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although he’s one of the most promising country newcomers in recent memory, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham is hardly the new kid in Nashville. The Mississippi native was a Junior National Banjo Competition champion, played the Grand Ole Opry when he was 12, and has taken the stage alongside Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley. Skillfully blending touches of bluegrass with boot-stomping, radio-friendly contemporary country (like the gorgeously harmonized hook and swelling chorus of “Could It Be”), Worsham’s debut full-length album offers one well-crafted, skillfully executed single after the next. (Check out “Trouble Is,” “Mississippi in July,” “Young to See.”) Though his consistency and crack musicianship make the album an impressive introduction, when Worsham offers a heartfelt ballad like “How I Learned to Pray,” it’s the most striking insight into his subtle gifts as a songwriter.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Although he’s one of the most promising country newcomers in recent memory, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham is hardly the new kid in Nashville. The Mississippi native was a Junior National Banjo Competition champion, played the Grand Ole Opry when he was 12, and has taken the stage alongside Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Dierks Bentley. Skillfully blending touches of bluegrass with boot-stomping, radio-friendly contemporary country (like the gorgeously harmonized hook and swelling chorus of “Could It Be”), Worsham’s debut full-length album offers one well-crafted, skillfully executed single after the next. (Check out “Trouble Is,” “Mississippi in July,” “Young to See.”) Though his consistency and crack musicianship make the album an impressive introduction, when Worsham offers a heartfelt ballad like “How I Learned to Pray,” it’s the most striking insight into his subtle gifts as a songwriter.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

ChesneyFan77 ,

THIS is country music!

The first time I heard "Could it Be" on CMT, I did a double take... I thought it was some old-school Vince Gill song that I'd forgotten about! Music like this is what I grew up listening to, and I can't wait to hear the whole album.

bsstroud1985 ,

Different, Intriguing, and Actually Country

He is like a young Keith Urban. He has the same uplifting tone, bluegrass melodies, and beautiful lyrics like KU. A nice change of pace and good voice.

CountryLover1984 ,

Must have!

This album shows that there are still people in Nashville who can do it all from beginning to end- write, play and sing. Charlie brings an incredible hand to the table with a royal flush of pure country talent. I would rate this six stars if I could.

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