Rubberband

Rubberband

by Charlie Worsham
     
 
Mississippi native Charlie Worsham kicked around Nashville, playing as a member of the progressive bluegrass band Kingbilly before scoring a spot in Taylor Swift's backing band in 2011. Worsham's 2013 solo debut, Rubberband, may indeed feature cameos by Marty Stuart and Vince Gill -- two titans of modern

Overview

Mississippi native Charlie Worsham kicked around Nashville, playing as a member of the progressive bluegrass band Kingbilly before scoring a spot in Taylor Swift's backing band in 2011. Worsham's 2013 solo debut, Rubberband, may indeed feature cameos by Marty Stuart and Vince Gill -- two titans of modern American roots music -- but its soft sensibility is much, much closer to that of Swift, who happily blurs the boundaries between pop and country. Which isn't to say Worsham dives into the deep-end of dance-pop crossover -- there isn't a hint of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- but everything on Rubberband is surrounded in a sweet haze, a gentleness that suits the inherent geniality in Worsham's voice. Friendliness is the order of the day, so much so that only "Want Me Too" proceeds with a genuine pulse to its tempo, but Worsham's sweetness as a singer and songwriter is an asset, particularly in an age where crossover country-pop has grown oversized (think of Rascal Flatts' arena adult contemporary). Worsham recalls an earlier time, namely the early '90s -- his hit single "Could It Be" quite clearly evokes the ghost of Diamond Rio's classic "Meet in the Middle" -- and this fondness for assured, sculpted melodies and immaculate production makes him a bit of a throwback in 2013, yet Worsham is cute, youthful, and smart enough to toss aside a reference to Bonnaroo, so he feels contemporary. Nevertheless, he may find that his most ardent fans are the ones who were teenagers back in 1992 and wondering why Nashville can't make music like it used to do.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2013
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624943976
catalogNumber:
535444
Rank:
77617

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Performance Credits

Charlie Worsham   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Marty Stuart   Mandolin,Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Background Vocals
Vince Gill   Vocals
Craig Wright   Percussion,Drums
Lee Hendricks   Bass
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Background Vocals
Jedd Hughes   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Matt Nolen   Background Vocals
Shawn Fichter   Percussion,Drums
Madi Diaz   Background Vocals
Johnny Duke   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Adam Popick   Bass
Jeff Hyde   Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Tyndell   Percussion,Background Vocals
Eric Masse   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Bogard   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Katherine Petillo   Art Direction
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
John Ozier   Composer
Arturo Buenahora   Executive Producer
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Charlie Worsham   Composer,Producer
Quinn Loggins   Composer
Jeff Hyde   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Josh Osborne   Composer
Marty Dodson   Composer
Ryan Tyndell   Composer,Producer
Chris Dubois   Composer
Eric Masse   Engineer
Ben Ford   Composer
Kirstin Pate   grooming

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