Daniels, Worsham, Webster release new music
Friday, July 16, 2021
– Charlie Daniels may have passed away last year, but he has new music out today, while Charlie Worsham and newcomer Georgia Webster have EPs dropping.
Daniels died of a heart attack at 83 just over one year ago. Today, he is featured in a 19-song album, "Charlie Daniels & Friends - Duets." The material includes "Long Haired Country Boy" (with Brooks & Dunn, as well as an additional version (with Hal Ketchum and John Berry), "The South's Gonna Do It (Again)" (with Keith Urban on guitar), "Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye" (with Montgomery Gentry), and "Waco" (with Garth Brooks singing harmony), as well as classic tunes like "Jackson" (with Gretchen Wilson), "Let It Be Me" (with Brenda Lee), and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (with Vince Gill).
Worsham, 35, previously has released two albums on Warner, the last being "Beginning of Things" in 2017. He puts out a six-song EP today. The release was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town).
Georgia Webster is a newcomer from western Massachusetts. She has a strong Taylor Swift-styled pop influence on these five songs. First Goodbye is made up of five songs, each written solely by Webster. The collection follows her major label debut, "Push & Pull."
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