I think we all can agree that one of the best, most soulful voices in mainstream country music right now belongs to Larry Fleet.
The man took the world by storm when he dropped his original smash hit “Where I Find God” uncoincidentally right when the COVID-19 pandemic began, giving us all a peace of mind when there was so much uncertainty about the future.
Fleet has been on fire ever since, dropping an impressive second studio album, Stack of Records, which was one our favorites here at Whiskey Riff back in 2021.
Since Stack of Records, Fleet has dropped an impressive live album that paints the perfect picture of what you can expect at one of his concerts.
But more importantly, the man has been dropping a number of stellar singles over the past year, such as “Quittin’ Ain’t Workin'” alongside Texas country powerhouse Mike Ryan, “Daddy Don’t Drink,” “Try Texas,” “Young Buck,” and “Layaway.”
We knew that this had to mean that a new album was inevitable in the near future…
And sure enough, it’s coming.
Fleet announced on Instagram the track list for his new album, Earned It, which features 21 new songs. Due out September 1st, Fleet calls the title a toast to his father and grandfather who taught him the value of hard work:
“I’ve been workin’ since I was 14 laying bricks; there isn’t a day in my life I can remember where I wasn’t workin’ toward something or watching someone else earn their keep, whether that was my mom at home providing for us boys or at school teaching art when we got a little older, my dad out at job sites, you name it.
I believe in taking care of the people you love, earning a life you’re proud of, workin’ hard, and keeping your family and the things that matter first.
With this record, I wanted to focus on how we got here and what our work earned us; it’s earned this life for my family, this opportunity for me and my band out on the road, it’s taught me about living well and makes me appreciate the place I come from.
‘Earned It’ just felt right because I feel like I have; it’s been a long time coming, and by God it was worth it.”
Fans will get a first taste of Earned It with the release of four new songs tonight at midnight, including the record’s title track, as well as “Lucky Dog,” “Ain’t Mad At Jesus,” and “Much To Talk About.”
Earned It Tracklist:
Earned It (Larry Fleet, Connie Rae Harrington)
Lucky Dog (Zach Abend, Smith Ahnquist, Michael Hardy)
Ain’t Mad At Jesus (Larry Fleet, Josh Miller, Jake Mitchell)
25-8 (Casey Beathard, Nicolette Hayford, Jim Wolf)
Things I Take For Granted (Larry Fleet, Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Brett Tyler)
Lord Willing (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
Two Beer Plan (Larry Fleet, Thomas Archer, Ryan Beaver, Mark Holman)
Taking The Long Way (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
Something He’d Say (Larry Fleet, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell)
Beer Needs A Beer (Larry Fleet, Brett Tyler, Logan Wall)
There’s A Waylon (Steve Moakler, Joseph Patton, Logan Wall)
Angels Were Gone (Rodney Clawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Joybeth Taylor)
Try Texas (Jake Mitchell, Larry Fleet, James McNair)
Tennessee On You (Rocky Block, John Byron, Jacob Durrett, Ashley Gorley)
Muddy Water (Larry Fleet, Jesse Frasure, Brett Tyler)
Devil Music (Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason, Brett Tyler)
Layaway (Larry Fleet, Mark Trussell, Josh Miller)
Much To Talk About (Tommy Cecil, Jordan Dozzi, Craig Wiseman)
Grow (Rodney Clawson, Josh Miller, Dallas Wilson)
Daddy Don’t Drink (Larry Fleet, Derek Bahr, Luke Laird)
Young Buck (Andy Albert, John Byron, Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett)
July 27 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom
July 28 – Guthrie Center, Iowa – Guthrie’s River Ruckus
July 29 – Lincoln, Neb. – The Bourbon Theatre
Aug. 3 – Crescent City, Calif. – Del Norte County Fairgrounds
Aug. 4 – Sweet Home, Ore. – Oregon Jamboree
Aug. 5 – Colusa, Calif. – Colusa Casino Resort
Aug. 11 – Morrison, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
Aug. 12 – Hemingford, Neb. – Box Butte County Fair
Aug. 17 – Lewiston, N.Y. – Artpark*
Aug. 19 – Syracuse, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
Aug. 25 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Aug. 26 – Simpsonville, S.C. – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*
Aug. 27 – Isle of Palms, S.C. – Windjammer
Sept. 9 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – Moon River Music Festival
Sept. 22 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 23 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Hi-Fi
Sept. 28 – Huntington, N.Y. – The Paramount
Sept. 29 – Montclair, N.J. – The Wellmont Theater
Sept. 30 – Norfolk, Va. – The NorVa
Oct. 13 – Huntsville, Ala. – Mars Music Hall
Oct. 14 – Lake Charles, La. – Grand Event Center
Oct. 19 – Royal Oak, Mich. – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct, 20 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Clyde Theatre
Oct. 21 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Theater & Ballroom
Oct. 26 – Kansas City, Mo. – The Truman
Oct. 27 – Rosemont, Ill. – Joe’s Live
Oct. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Uptown Theater
Nov. 2 – Mobile, Ala. – Soul Kitchen Music Hall
Nov, 3 – Orlando, Fla. – House of Blues Orlando
* supporting Parker McCollum
^ supporting Jon Pardi