Joshua Hedley’s highly anticipated debut album, Mr. Jukebox, is out today on Third Man Records. Stream/purchase HERE. In celebration of the release, Hedley will make his debut at the Grand Old Opry tonight—a lifelong dream for the acclaimed Nashville musician and songwriter.
Orange vinyl is available as an independent record store exclusive!
“After years playing behind the songs of others, his dream of introducing the world to his own voice has been realized, and beautifully so.” — NPR
“...there’s no mistaking the kind of country music to which he’s best accustomed. Sounding like a hybrid of Hank Snow and Jim Reeves, ‘I Never (Shed a Tear)’ is steeped in country-crooner tradition, fresh and invigorating yet heartbreakingly earnest.” — ROLLING STONE
“…it’s as pure a country record as any you’ll hear...Mr. Jukebox is proof you can take Hedley out of the country bar, but you’ll never take the country bar out of Hedley.” — PASTE
“Take even a cursory listen to Mr. Jukebox, though, and you’ll find that Hedley’s a real-deal songwriter...a gifted lyricist with an eye for detail to go with his astoundingly pretty voice.” — NASHVILLE SCENE
“Hedley owns a distinctive voice that is dynamic, and his melodies are infectious, making his music accessible to anyone with ears.” — CMT
Hedley will continue to tour throughout the spring and summer including headline shows at Nashville’s The Basement East and L.A.’s The Roxy and Hi Hat as well as festival performances at High Water Festival, Stagecoach Festival, Hot Luck Festival 2018 and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for full tour details.
Of the album, Hedley comments, “It’s not a throwback. It sounds new because it is new, and it sounds the way it sounds because it’s the only thing I know how to do. I can’t write a song that sounds different. Classic country is like a suit. Nothing about a men’s suit has changed in like 100 years. Classic never goes out of style. Something can’t be a throwback if it’s never been out of style.” He continues, “I just want people to remember they have feelings, and that they’re valid. Not everything is Coors Light and tailgates. There are other aspects of life that aren’t so great that people experience. They’re part of life, part of what shapes people. And that’s worth noting.”
Hedley will release two exclusive, non-album tracks on tomorrow as part of Record Store Day 2018. Pressed on mahogany brown vinyl, the limited edition 7” features “Broken Man” and “Singin’ A New Song.”