Acclaimed country singer, songwriter and musician Charlie Worsham has released “Fist Through This Town,” his first new music since 2017’s Beginning Of Things.
Produced by Jay Joyce and written by Worsham, Travis Meadows and Jeremy Spillman, the anthemic track details Worsham’s inner turmoil as he wrestles through the contention between his ideals and reality. The song starts off slow and sonically builds up as the singer’s emotions heighten. “I wanna put my fist through this town / I ain’t a fighter but I’d knock it to the ground / I ain’t a killer but I’ll let that bastard drown / I wanna put my fist through this town,” he sings on the reflective chorus.
Halfway through, Worsham’s lauded musicianship gets the spotlights as he tears up an electrifying guitar solo, which culminates in a final, chest-thumping chorus that will undoubtedly empower many.
Worsham’s heartfelt sentiment is also captured in the accompanying cinematic music video for “Fist Through This Town.” Premiering today, the clip spotlights hardworking individuals as they hustle through various setbacks that leave them down and out.
After a long day, each of them decide to unwind at a small bar Worsham is performing at. By the end of the clip, these go-getters nod with a gentle smile, evidently moved and encouraged by the song’s uplifting message.
“‘Fist Through This Town’ fell onto the page late one solitary night in a little house I used to rent on Lillian Street,” Worsham shares in a press statement. “It was fueled by whiskey and a season of frustration, watched over by a painting of George Jones hanging on the wall, illuminated by the glow of hand-me-down lamps. ‘Fist’ was the first time I got that honest with myself about my anger.”
“I think we all go through those times when it feels like the world is against us, and that’s especially true for anyone who dares to chase down their dream,” he adds. “My hope is that this song can be rocket fuel for everyone else out there struggling to will a dream into existence.”
In many ways, “Fist Through This Town” is also an autobiographical, close-to-home track for Worsham. The singer launched into the country scene with his Warner Music Nashville debut record Rubberband in 2013. The project has stood the test of time, with album cuts “Young To See,” “Love Don’t Die Easy” (featuring Sheryl Crow), “Tools Of The Trade” (featuring Vince Gill and Marty Stuart) and the lead single “Could It Be” serving as fan favorites. Unfortunately, though artistically flawless, both Rubberband and Worsham’s sophomore follow-up, Beginning Of Things, failed to churn commercial hits for him.
Instead of throwing in the towel, Worsham has since established himself as a beloved triple threat in Music City and beyond. To date, the Mississippi native has either sung on, written for or played on records released by Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Gill and more. The latest additions to this list are Carrie Underwood’s My Savior and actor/comedian/singer Leslie Jordan’s brand new star-studded gospel album, Company’s Comin’, on which he also lends his voice on a traditional hymn called “Working On A Building” with Jordan and Ashley McBryde.
On the home front, Worsham and his wife Kristen recently welcomed their first child, Gabriel Thomas, “to the soundtrack of [Eric Church’s] Sinners Like Me” on April 1. Fans can expect more new music from Worsham later this year.
Watch the music video for “Fist Through This Town” above and listen to Worsham’s song and other new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below.