Wheelhouse Records’ new duo Walker McGuire has been making the rounds quite a bit on their initial media tour – and that includes their first trip to the Big Apple. Needless to say, New York City left an imprint on the duo that neither Jordan Walker or Johnny McGuire will never forget.
“It was crazy,” admitted Walker. “We came in on a tour bus in five o’clock traffic, which isn’t really the best time to come in. But, we got to see the city. It took us about two and a half hours to get seven miles, so I guess you could say we saw the city one block at a time. I rode the subway for the first time by myself. That was pretty sweet.”
The two have been visiting radio stations and media outlets since February while promoting their debut single, “Til Tomorrow,” which hits radio stations today. The song earned an early placement on Spotify’s “Hot Country” playlist, where it has received seventeen million streams.
“We wrote it about four years ago with a couple of good buddies of ours,” McGuire recalls. “The song has always been a cornerstone for us. We’ve played it every single night. It was the first song that we really found the sound that we wanted to go after as a duo. It’s pretty fitting that it’s our first single.”
“Til Tomorrow” came about rather organically for the pair.
“It was an idea that I had. I walked into a room with everybody, and I went ‘We’ve all gone through a break-up, and you go out and try to drink somebody off your mind, and you’re the life of the party. The next morning you wake up, and it hits you like a ton of bricks. You’re hung over, and you’re still not over that person. Everybody had the same realization to that. No names were said, but we just ran with it.”
Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire formed the duo after a chance meeting in Music City, just days after Walker moved to town.
“We met at a writers’ round my fourth night in Nashville,” he remembers. “I think that Jordan had been here for about a month and a half. Jordan wasn’t even supposed to play that night. He had came in to get a burger. We ended up playing that night, exchanging numbers that night. Jordan was the first guy I co-wrote with. We just learned to co-write together, and found that sound.”
Helping them find that sound is red-hot producer Mickey Jack Cones, who they are excited to be working with. “Mickey Jack is starting to blow up in Nashville, having success with Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, and Dustin Lynch,” Walker excitedly shares. “For us, he hones in so much on vocals and harmonies, which is really our niche. He’s really been able to capture what we sound like live.”
As the song officially hits Country radio, Sounds Like Nashville is excited to bring you this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the “Til Tomorrow” video. Enjoy!
“Til Tomorrow” is currently available at iTunes.