Singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham has announced he’ll return to the UK to tour this September.
Worsham’s seven UK dates will include three solo shows and a string of dates supporting the legendary Lee Ann Womack. He’ll also appear at The Long Road festival in Leicestershire, alongside artists including Carrie Underwood, Striking Matches and Catherine McGrath.
Charlie says: “UK fans are my people! They were the first to hear the songs that became ‘Beginning Of Things’, and I can’t wait to be back trying out more new songs. It’s thanks to touring in the UK that I figured out how to close my acoustic shows with ‘Southern By The Grace Of God’, and singing it across the pond makes me think of my own family roots – after all, us Worshams originated near Bexhill by the sea.
“I guarantee you these shows will influence the evolution of my music, and I’m especially excited to perform shows with a band at the Long Road Festival.”
Alongside the tour announcement, Worsham has also released his latest single, Southern By The Grace Of God, to UK and European radio. The laid-back, twangy tune is taken from his second album, Beginning Of Things, which was released last year on Warner Music Nashville. Beginning of Things received rave reviews from NPR and American Songwriter, and also featured on year-end best-of lists from Rolling Stone Country, CMT, Variety and PopMatters (as well as here on Entertainment Focus!).
Originally from Mississippi, Worsham attended Grenada High School and went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. He released his debut album, Rubberband, in 2013 and has toured with artists including Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Rogers, Brandy Clark and Wade Bowen. Worsham also regularly tours in the UK – most recently supporting Lucie Silvas last November – and has built a loyal and passionate fan base on this side of the pond.
As well as his musical career, Worsham is actively involved in music education. Last year, he founded the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund supports young people in Worsham’s home town of Grenada, Mississippi who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first year, the organisation has raised almost $50,000.
See Charlie Worsham on tour in the UK this September:
September 1 – Bristol, Thekla (solo headline)
September 2 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (solo headline)
September 3 – Newcastle, The Cluny (solo headline)
September 4 – Glasgow, St Luke’s (with Lee Ann Womack)
September 6 – Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall (with Lee Ann Womack)
September 7 – London, Union Chapel (with Lee Ann Womack)
Sept 9 – The Long Road Festival, Stanford Hall, Leicestershire