49 Winchester Announces New Album ‘Leavin’ This Holler’

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Thomas Crabtree


49 Winchester just announced their new album Leavin’ This Holler is slated for release everywhere on August 2nd. The announcement comes in celebration of 49 Winchester Day (today, April 9th, 2024) in the band’s hometown of Russell County, Virginia.

Hailing from southern Appalachian in the small town of Castlewood, Virginia, 49 Winchester has developed an incredibly unique sound that’s a mixture of southern rock, folk, roots rock, country, to put it quite simply, and have quickly become one of the hottest new band’s in country music because of it.

After spending a decade grinding out on the road and quite literally playing everywhere, frontman Isaac Gibson says it hit him last October while standing on stage in front of 20,000 people at London’s 02 Arena that it had been exactly 10 years since he started the band:

“There’s been nothing in my life that’s ever lasted a decade. We had just gotten out of high school when we played our first show — 10 years later, we’re on the road in the UK and Europe with Luke Combs.”

He continued, saying that it’s finally starting to feel like that hard work is paying off and their beginning to see the fruits of their labor, if you will:

“It’s a testament to the uncommon fact that we’re musicians from a very specific place in the world. And it’s a testament to viewing each other more as family than as friends.”

And now, they’re ready for the next evolution of that journey with the aforementioned new album, which was produced by the band alongside Stewart Myers, and features appearances by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Maggie Antone and more.

Their most recent release, 2022’s Fortune Favors the Bold, quickly became a fan-favorite and was met with much buzz and critical acclaim, eventually leading to an opportunity to open for Combs overseas. Needless to say, fans have been patiently waiting for new music and it’s finally on the way.

In addition, 49 Winchester dropped the lead single “Yearnin’ For You” today, which is a sweet love song about being on the road and the comfort of going back home where you feel most loved:

“When I wrote this song, I felt like it really encapsulated what it’s like to be a musician, and more specifically that other side of the coin that fans don’t see as often. The people you miss so badly, the sacrifice that it takes to forge out a living.

I think more importantly it’s a love song. It’s about reuniting with the one that holds you down, and how great it is to finally be back where you are loved. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

49 will open for Tyler Childers this year, venture out on a headlining European tour and numerous festival slots, in addition to kicking off their just-announced headlining Leavin’ This Holler tour later in the year, as well.

I can’t wait to har this album, and for me, it’s easily one of the most highly-anticipated of the year. You can check out the new song below.

“Yearnin’ For You”

Leavin’ This Holler tracklist:

1. Favor
2. Hillbilly Happy
3. Yearnin’ For You
4. Make It Count
5. Leavin’ This Holler
6. Fast Asleep
7. Tulsa
8. Rest of My Days
9. Traveling Band
10. Anchor

In addition, you can find all of the announced 2024 Leavin’ This Holler tour dates below:

Leavin’ This Holler tour 2024 dates:

6/8/24 – Nashville TN – CMA Music Festival Riverfront Stage
6/12/24 – Nashville TN – Grand Ole Opry
6/14/24 – Manchester TN – Bonnaroo
6/21/24 – Lexington VA – Lime Kiln Theater (Sold Out) $
6/22/24 – Lexington VA – Lime Kiln Theater (Sold Out) $
6/23/24 – Columbus OH – Buckeye Country Superfest
6/25/24 – Columbia MO – Rose Park @
6/26/24 – Saint Louis MO – Delmar Hall @
6/28/24 – Lubbock TX – Cotton Fest
7/6/24 – Madison IN – Roostertail Music Festival
7/10/24 – Nashville TN – Grand Ole Opry
7/12/24 – Ft. Laramie OH – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes
7/13/24 – Chicago IL – Windy City Smokeout
7/16/24 – Grand Rapids MI – The Intersection / Elevation #
7/18/24 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue #
7/19/24 – Cedarburg WI – Summer Sounds at Cedar Creek Park #
7/20/24 – Madison WI – Majestic Theatre #
7/22/24 – Superior WI – Earth Rider Brewery #
7/23/24 – Fargo ND – Fargo Brewing Company #
7/25/24 – Libby MT – Happy’s Inn
7/26/24 – Cardwell MT – Headwaters Country Jam
7/27/24 – Tooele MT – Country Fan Fest
7/30/24 – Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom ^
7/31/24 – Seattle WA – The Showbox ^
8/1/24 – McMinnville OR – Yamhill County Fair
8/3/24 – Sacramento CA – Ace of Spades ^
8/5/24 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre ^
8/9/24 – Englewood CO – Gothic Theatre %
8/10/24 – Bellvue CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre %
8/12/24 – Des Moines IA – Iowa State Fair
8/31/24 – Isle of Palms SC – The Windjammer &
9/5/24 – Raleigh NC – The Ritz *
9/6/24 – Richmond VA – The National *
9/7/24 – Philadelphia PA – Brooklyn Bowl *
9/9/24 – Boston MA – Royale Boston *
9/10/24 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom *
9/11/24 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom *
9/14/24 – Bristol TN/VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/19/24 – Orlando FL – Plaza Live @
9/20/24 – Fort Myers FL – The Ranch @
9/21/24 – St Petersburg FL – Jannus Live @
10/11/24 – Fort Smith AR – Peacemaker Festival

$ Support from Colby T Helms
@ Support from Matt Koziol
# Support from Zandi Holup
^ Support from Kelsey Waldon
% Support from Coleman Jennings
& Support from The Weathered Souls
* Support from Maggie Antone

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