LONDON, U.K. / NASHVILLE, TN. – (For immediate release) – 49 Winchester will release Fortune Favors The Bold on May 13th, 2022 via New West Records, featuring lead single ‘Annabel‘, which premiered exclusively on SPIN last week. The 10-track set was co-produced by the band and Stewart Myers (O.A.R., The Infamous Stringdusters) with additional recording & production by Kenny Miles (Wayne Graham). Rolling Stone Country has praised 49 Winchester’s live performance while Whiskey Riff called the band “….one of the greatest up and coming country music acts out there right now.”

49 Winchester’s New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2020 self-released III, which American Songwriter named “…a confident collection that gives voice to the band’s pure, unfettered intents” while Americana Highways called frontman Isaac Gibson’s songwriting “Unforgettable,” saying, “…together they are distinctly and proudly Appalachian — carrying on and reinventing the musical traditions of their region with a sound that is wholly and distinctively their own.”

Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighbourhood teenage friends set on a calculated DIY path. In 2014 they independently released their eponymous debut, followed by 2018’s The Wind, and 2020’s celebrated III. Reflecting on his early days as a jack-of-all-trades stonemason, where it was about trying to make ends meet in an effort to keep the band rolling along, frontman Gibson can’t help but be grateful for a well-earned notion at the core of the band’s ethos — anything worthwhile in life is built brick-by-brick. “Everything has to be built. And very few people are going to achieve success overnight,” says Gibson. “We didn’t start out as a bunch of hot shot pickers out of Nashville. We started out on the ground floor — very basic songwriting and instrumentation. But we kept working at it, always progressing in what we wanted to do and how we wanted to sound — each song better than the previous one, the show this evening better than last night.” 

Since their formation, there have been hundreds of shows and thousands of miles between the starting line in Castlewood and where 49 Winchester stands today as a rapidly rising band. In its essence, Fortune Favors The Bold is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world.

Quickly becoming a standout live act, 49 Winchester have been confirmed to support Whiskey Myers on their Tornillo Summer Tour. The band is also set to appear at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion and multiple appearances at the SXSW Music Festival next month. Additionally, the band are confirmed for this year’s Floydfest (where they were named the winner of the “On The Rise” award at last year’s festival), Merlefest, Red Wing Roots Music Fest, and will also return to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where they have solidified themselves as a fan favourite. Full USA tour dates below, with more to be announced soon.

Fortune Favors The Bold will be available across digital retailers, on CD, and standard black vinyl. A stamped & numbered to 500 bronze colour vinyl edition will be available exclusively via Vinyl Me, Please while a limited, translucent orange vinyl edition will be available at independent retailers. An autographed, “Seaglass Blue” colour vinyl edition limited to 500, as well as limited edition autographed compact discs are available for pre-order now via New West Records here.

49 Winchester – Fortune Favors The Bold Track Listing

1. Annabel

2. Man’s Best Friend

3. Russell County Line

4. All I Need

5. Hillbilly Daydream

6. Damn Darlin’

7. Fortune Favors The Bold

8. Second Chance

9. Neon

10. Last Call

49 Winchester On Tour:

March 9 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
March 10 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
March 11 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
March 17 – Spicewood, TX – Luck Reunion
March 18 – Austin, TX – Antone’s (New West Records Official Showcase)
March 19 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
March 26 – Pineville, KY – Bell Theatre

April 21 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
April 22 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Art Fest
April 23 – Biloxi, MS – Crawfish Music Festival
April 29 – Brevard, NC – 185 King Street
April 30 – Scaly Mountain, NC – Bear Shadow Music Fest

May 1 – North Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
May 5 – Athens, GA – Southern Brewing Company
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
May 10 – New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
May 14 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
May 19 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
May 20 – Elon, NC – Power and Sound Revival
May 21 – Beaufort, NC – Beaufort Music Festival

June 3 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 4 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
June 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre *
June 9 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park *
June 10 – Camdenton, MO – Lake Ozarks Amphtheater *
June 11 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheatre *
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center *
June 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit *
June 18 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
June 25 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival

July 7 – North Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery – Lawn *
July 8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
July 9 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
July 10 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion *
July 12 – Manteo, NC – Roanoke Island Festival Park *
July 14 – Dothan, AL – National Peanut Festival *
July 15 – Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Riverfront Park *
July 16 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre *
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *
July 27-30 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest

August 4 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre *
August 5 – Billings, MT – Magic City Blues Festival *
August 7 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden *
August 11 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater *
August 12 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater *
August 13 – Cheyenne, WY – Terry Bison Ranch Resort – Gathering Hall *

September 10 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

(* Whiskey Myers with Shane Smith & The Saints, and 49 Winchester)


For more info, visit 49Winchester.com & NewWestRecords.com