The Reklaws & Drake Milligan Team Up To Give Fans Something To Be “Honky Tonkin’ About”


TORONTO, ON. / NASHVILLE, TN. – (28th July, 2023) – Nashville has become more than a second home to multi-PLATINUM duo The Reklaws, inspiring their next release — “Honky Tonkin’ About” feat. international breakout artist and Fort Worth, Texas native Drake Milligan, available everywhere today. Slipping into their country roots with unmistakable southern tones, the new track featuring Milligan, a familiar face on America’s Got Talent, will deliver the rowdy Reklaws party in a way that traditional country music fans will openly embrace.

“No surprise given the name, ”Honky Tonkin’ About” feels a little more western than what you might be used to from The Reklaws, which is why we called in Drake to help out on this one,” said Jenna Walker of The Reklaws. “We’re so excited to have him bring his authentic, Texas spirit to what we hope will be this summer’s biggest party anthem.” 

Written by Stuart Walker (The Reklaws), Blake Redferrin (Florida Georgia Line), Thomas “Tawgs” Salter (Lights, Josh Groban, Hunter Hayes)  and Callum Maudsley, the track came together as the group dreamed of being able to get back into bars and onto stages during wide-spread lockdowns in 2021. “We were trying to pull ourselves out of a funk one day during the pandemic so we sat down and thought about what we would want to party to at a honky tonk on a Friday night with our friends. From those daydreams, this song was born,” shared Stuart Walker.

“I was honoured to get the call to be on my first ever feature with The Reklaws,” said Milligan. “They are so much fun to work with!”

The music video for the western-inspired new track will premiere next month, taking fans on a wild journey into the depths of an American honky tonk during the 1800s. Featuring appearances from Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Robert Knepper (Prison Break) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) the video was shot on-site in Romania on the set of The Grey House (Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman) with an Oscar award-winning team.

Earlier this month, the record-setting duo was announced as the hosts for the 2023 CCMA Awards, taking place live from Hamilton, Ontario on September 16th. This comes in addition to their five nominations, which include nods for Fans’ ChoiceAlbum of the YearGroup or Duo of the Year, as well as Single of the Year, and Musical Collaboration of the Year for their #1 and recently PLATINUM-certified track, “11 Beers” feat. Jake Owen. The Reklaws will do double-duty on the Awards this year with a performance during the broadcast in addition to hosting the biggest night in Canadian country music.

The Reklaws are a one-of-a-kind duo made up of siblings Jenna and Stuart Walker. Their debut single “Long Live the Night,” became the theme song for the CFL Thursday Night Football national broadcast in 2018/19. Recently their viral TikTok hit “What the Truck” feat. SACHA became the fastest-ever Canadian country song to go PLATINUM in the streaming era. The pair kicked off 2023 by securing three coveted JUNO nominations for TikTok JUNO Fan’s Choice, Group or Duo of the Year and Country Album of the Year. They were recently announced as the broadcast hosts for the 2023 CCMA Awards on CTV alongside their five nominations for Fans’ Choice, Album of the Year, Musical Collaboration of the Year, Single of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year, making them the second most nominated artists in 2023 after taking home wins in 2022 for the second consecutive year with Top Selling Canadian Single (“What the Truck” feat. SACHA) and Group or Duo of the Year.

The Reklaws hold 8 JUNO nominations, 7 CCMA Awards, 3 #1s at Canadian Radio, 1 DOUBLE PLATINUM, 8 PLATINUM and 11 GOLD singles and a GOLD-certified debut album (Freshman Year). With 300M+ Global Streams, 6 of the top 20 streamed singles by a Canadian country artist since 2019 (more than any other artist) and the most domestically streamed debut album in Canadian country history,  it’s evident that The Reklaws are doing things differently and that the world is taking notice. Listen to their new album Good Ol’ Days now.

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Drake Milligan burst onto the national music stage entering the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at #5 after dominating iTunes.  His single “Sounds Like Something I’d Do“ has been streamed 32 Million times. The Fort Worth native charted back-to-back #1 hits on the iTunes Country Songs Chart, #1 on iTunes All-Genre Chart and reclaimed the #1 spot on iTunes Country Albums Chart, all while simultaneously holding positions #1, #2, #3 and #5 on iTunes Country Video Chart.

In the UK, Milligan’s debut album spent 11 consecutive weeks in the Top 20 of the Official Country Artists Albums Chart. Milligan is a student of classic Country music with the swagger of early Rock ‘n’ Roll.  He’s an electrifying entertainer who is packing Country fans into clubs night after night on tour. Milligan cites George Strait and Elvis Presley – the King of Country and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – as musical heroes. His unique twist of traditional Country has been embraced by fans, peers and the media alike. Milligan has performed on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Grand Ole Opry, Stagecoach and CMA Music Festival.  He has earned high praise from People, BBC, USA Today, Parade, American Songwriter,, Billboard, ET, Access Hollywood, Cosmopolitan, Cowgirl Magazine and Taste of Country.
His debut album Dallas/Fort Worth released via Stoney Creek Records, was co-produced by award-winning Tony Brown and Brandon Hood.

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