Monday, March 15, 2021
– Lathan Warlick is teaming up with Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard on the upbeat "My Way," set to release this Friday.
Mixing acoustic samples and surging beats, the song was written by the pair along with RaeLynn, Blake Hubbard and Jarrod Ingram and produced by The720.
"With this single, we really had it our way," said Warlick. "It was so great working with Tyler. This song is how we'd both spend our Friday, living free and having fun."
"I'm team Lathan all day. I was a huge fan before, and I feel like I have a new brother after this," said Hubbard. "We wanted to write a fun one that had a good, positive feel. It's a summer jam. I just envision everybody riding around with the windows down, blasting this song, and forgetting all their worries for a little bit."
The song comes on the heels of his previously released country collaborations, "Roots" with RaeLynn and "Over Yonder" with Matt Stell. The songs will be on Warlick's debut country EP releasing this spring.
The Jackson, Tenn. rapper first gained attention through social media by creating videos of himself on his iPhone in his car, adding his own rap verses to popular songs like "Holy" by Justin Bieber, "The Box" by Roddy Ricch, "Memories" by Maroon 5, "Hello" by Adele and "You Say" by Lauren Daigle. His videos caught the attention of Country singer Granger Smith, who asked Warlick to add a rap verse to his song, creating a powerful remix of "That's Why I Love Dirt Roads." "Over Yonder" with Matt Stell, released last fall, blends hip hop patriotism with a call for unity.
In December, Warlick quit his job of eight years working at the railroad after spending nearly every weekend in Nashville, writing and recording with Dustin Lynch, Matt Stell, RaeLynn, Russell Dickerson, Tyler Hubbard and others.
Warlick self-released his own EPs, "Tellem That Im Comin" (2016), "2nd Time Around" (2017) and "A Church in the Trap" (2018), before connecting with his manager Ash Bowers, joining the Wide Open Music family alongside artists Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell and Chris Bandi last year. He signed his first record deal with Barry Weiss's RECORDS Nashville in August 2020.