Watch the live video for ‘How Do You Honky Tonk’ on VEVO
Rising to fame in the USA as a member of Team Blake Shelton on The Voice, Texas country singer-songwriter Jake Worthington’s sophomore EP, ’Hell of a Highway’ is now available to pre-order, giving fans instant access to two tracks. The brand new project, set for release on Friday May 19th 2017, follows his self-titled EP, which was released in October 2015 and debuted at #16 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart.
Worthington gained national media attention after appearing on Season 6 of the NBC hit series, where he reached Top 20 on Billboard Heat Seekers for his renditions of Richard Marx’s ’Right Here Waiting’ and Keith Whitley’s ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’. The first single from his debut EP – ’Just Keep Falling in Love’ – reached Top 50 on the MusicRow Chart and Top 30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, with the music video premiering on CMT and Great American Country, among others.
‘Hell of a Highway’ contains five brand new songs, including the singles ‘How Do You Honky Tonk’ and ‘A Lot of Room to Talk’, which is currently climbing the Texas radio chart now.
Fans can pre-order ‘Hell of a Highway’ EP here.
ABOUT JAKE WORTHINGTON:
Growing up in the small town of La Porte, TX, Country singer-songwriter and recent NBC The Voice star Jake Worthington spent his days fishing, mudding, and playing sports. Now most well-known from Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, Worthington gained the title of runner-up while under the guidance of Country music superstar Blake Shelton in 2014. While on the show Jake released three songs that reached the Billboard Top 20, with Blake commenting: “In six seasons of being a coach on this show I don’t think there’s ever been a more sincere narrative of a lyric than Jake. That’s a trait only a true country artist has.”. Success from The Voice and the media surrounding his chart success led to a social media presence reaching a quarter of a million fans across the world.
In October 2015 Jake released his first EP debuting at #16 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart and #44 on Billboard Country Albums. The first single from the EP ‘Just Keep Falling In Love’ reached top 50 on The MusicRow Chart and Top 30 on The Texas Regional Radio Report, with the music video featured on GAC, CMT and many other outlets.
In the summer of 2016, he released his follow-up single ‘How Do You Honky Tonk’ which reached the top ten on the Texas Chart and impacted the MusicRow Breakout chart, going on to hit the road on a Summer Tour sponsored by Ernie Ball, Amspec, and Cinch Jeans, with twenty-six stops across sixteen states. Having performed over one hundred shows last year, other live highlights included Taste of Country Fest and Country Jam. Jake’s sophomore EP ‘Hell of a Highway’ will be released on May 19th 2017, and is available for fans to pre-order now.