49 Winchester Return With Brand New Album ‘Leavin’ This Holler’ On August 2nd


Official Music Video For “Yearnin’ For You” Out Now

UK/EU Headline Tour Begins Next Month With Shows Across England, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium

NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, UK. – (9th April, 2024) – 49 Winchester return with brand new album Leavin’ This Holler on August 2nd, 2024 via New West Records. The 10-song set was produced by the band and Stewart Myers and features appearances by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, singer-songwriter Maggie Antone, fiddler Philip Bowen, and guitarist Cole Chafin. The announcement comes in celebration of 49 Winchester Day, today, April 9th, in the band’s hometown of Russell County, Virginia.

Leavin’ This Holler is the highly anticipated follow up to their New West debut Fortune Favors the Bold. Met with overwhelming critical acclaim, Rolling Stone called them “Country Music’s Buzziest of Buzz Bands,” and also named it one of the “25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2022.” Bandcamp named Fortune Favors the Bold one of the “Best Country Records of 2022,” as did No Depression, Holler, PopMatters, Whiskey Riff, WMOT, and more. The album quickly generated over 150 million global streams and the band also received a nomination for “Best Duo or Group” at last year’s Americana Music Awards.

Last October, while standing on stage in front of 20,000 people at London’s O2 Arena, it dawned on 49 Winchester lead singer & guitarist Isaac Gibson that on the same day, exactly 10 years ago, he formed his rising alt-country band. “There’s been nothing in my life that’s ever lasted a decade,” Gibson says. “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.”

Gibson felt it was a moment where he could honestly reflect on the hard-earned, unrelenting determination and grit within the band that’s brought them to this current juncture of increasing notoriety. “It’s a testament to the uncommon fact that we’re musicians from a very specific place in the world,” Gibson says. “And it’s a testament to viewing each other more as family than as friends.”

Hailing from Castlewood, Virginia (population: 1,122) in Southern Appalachia, a place where opportunity seldom knocks, 49 Winchester came to fruition when Gibson, his childhood best friend, Chase Chafin, and his hometown crony, guitarist Bus Shelton, decided to step off the front porch (on Winchester Street) and take their music to whatever stage would have them.

Today, 49 Winchester shared the album highlight “Yearnin’ For You”. Reflecting on the song, Gibson says, “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.”

Captured in a handful of studios around the country whenever there was a rare moment between relentless touring schedules, the album has 49 Winchester’s signature sound of rollicking country and searing rock music, but with a matured approach this go-around. Leavin’ This Holler offers up a more focused sense of self, a new bountiful level of intent and purpose. Gibson says, “We wanted to explore every possible sound we could on this record. No stone left unturned sonically — we got it exactly where we wanted it.”

Leavin’ This Holler will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and numerous limited edition vinyl variants. The album is available for pre-order NOW via New West Records

Leavin’ This Holler Track Listing: 

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

(Credit: Thomas Crabtree)

Ahead of the album release, 49 Winchester are returning to the UK/Europe next month for a run of headline shows across England, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, after opening for Luke Combs overseas last October. Full tour dates can be found below.

Europe & UK Headline Tour – 2024

** All dates supported by Drayton Farley

May 16th – Oslo, Norway – John Dee (SOLD OUT)
May 17th – Stockholm, Sweden – Kägelbanan (SOLD OUT)
May 19th – Copenhagen, Denmark – Store Vega
May 20th – Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik
May 21st – Cologne, Germany – Die Kantine
May 23rd – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso
May 24th – La Louvière, Belgium – Le Stock

May 26th – Bristol, England – SWX
May 27th – London, England – KOKO (SOLD OUT)
May 28th – Manchester, England – New Century Hall
May 30th – Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3 Galvanizers (SOLD OUT)
May 31st – Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Telegraph Building
June 1st – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre

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