Charlie Worsham joined Bobby Bones on episode #294 of his podcast, the BobbyCast, where the singer chatted about his new song “Fist Through This Town,” being a dad, his friendship with Vince Gill, and working on Eric Church’s albums. Worsham is still a new dad, as he and wife Kristen welcomed their son Gabriel Thomas on April 1st, and Worsham updated Bones on life with their new addition.
“It’s been beautiful that this happened at the time it did in the pandemic because I got to be home with Kristen throughout the pregnancy and now in this precious time we won’t get back,” said Worsham. “It’s very random, we’re very sleep-deprived, there’s not much I can do. She’s the NASCAR driver right now; I am the the pit crew, changing the diapers, you know.”
“It’s amazing,” he added. “It’s sort of like the axis of the planet that is me just got shifted. The spotlight that’s been on me has been shifted away, and it makes everything more beautiful.”
At the same time he’s welcoming a son, Worsham is also releasing new music with “Fist Through This Town” and other songs to come later this spring and summer. The tune was produced by Jay Joyce and is the first new music Worsham has released since 2019. In chatting with Bones, Worsham got candid about his gratitude to his record label, Warner Music Nashville, that has kept him on despite not having a radio hit since his 2013 debut “Could It Be” from his Rubberband album. The singer also released Beginnings of Things in 2017.
“This is my third time putting new music out and it’s not normal for someone who doesn’t blow up with success to still be signed,” he said. “I’m still on the roster — a lot of people that I was on the roster with when I signed aren’t there. I’ve been on this journey to keep excavating in my heart and my soul and find my sound, and I feel like I’m closer than ever.”
In addition to releasing his own music, Worsham has been busy with other projects, such as touring with Old Crow Medicine Show and Vince Gill before the pandemic and playing on Eric Church’s records, including his latest three-album offering, Heart & Soul. Worsham also chatted about his friendship with Gill and revealed a special gift the legendary singer gave to Worsham.
“If folks see the music video for ‘Fist Through This Town,’ there’s a scene of me walking with this gold guitar case, and that gold guitar case was sitting on the floor next to [Gill], and in the case was the guitar I play in the video,” said Worsham. “When I started working with Jay [Joyce] on this music, he said, ‘Man, BB King, Keith Richards, all these guys, they had their one guitar.’ He’s like, ‘Dude, I challenge you to play one guitar on these recordings.’ So, I was like, ‘Well, I’m playing the Vince guitar.’”
Worsham used the guitar gifted by Gill for the recording of his new music, and he also used an amp loaned to him by Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne.
“It’s hard to go into a studio with Jay Joyce playing Vince Gill’s guitar and John Osborne’s amp and feel like you’re not going to do something great,” he said.
Listen to episode episode #294 to hear more from Worsham, including details about Church’s project, what he’d do differently on his first album, and more.