Black Country Rock recently announced the release of singer/songwriter Tommy Townsend’s Turn Back The Clock album, and the seven-song collection is now available through an iTunes pre-order here. Shooter Jennings produced the new album, which includes the Waylon-penned “Belle of the Ball.”
The new album features two original Townsend tunes, “Plug The Jukebox Back In” and “Longest Day Of Summer,” alongside tunes by the likes of Steve Young, Holly Williams, Brandi Carlile and Gordon Lightfoot. The album was recorded and mixed at Station House Studio in Los Angeles and CarnBarn Studio in Franklin, TN.
A native of Blairsville, in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, Tommy first met Waylon as a teenager when Jennings performed at the local fair. Jennings became a mentor to Townsend and recorded music on the aspiring singer/songwriter on several occasions.
In 2008, following a stint has half of the country music duo Townsend O’Donnell, he joined the Waymore’s Outlaws as the lead singer. The reformed and renamed Waylors included Richie Albright on drums, Jerry “Jigger” Bridges on bass and Fred Newell on steel guitar. The band toured the world singing Waylon classics and new material in the Waylon vein. From 2014-2017, the band opened for Shooter Jennings and then backed his set.
Turn Back The Clock – Track Listing
Written by Steve Young / Alrhond Music Inc & Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)
Written by Holly Williams / Louisiana Folks Music (BMI)
“Longest Day of Summer”
Written by Tommy Townsend, Burton Collins & Bruce Wallace / Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI)
“Plug The Jukebox Back In”
Written by Tommy Townsend, Darryl O’Donnell & Alan Margulies / Clashing Plaids (ASCAP), Eagle Land Publishing (ASCAP), Nottley River Sound Co. (ASCAP)
Written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, & Tim Hanseroth / Southern Oracle Music LLC/W B Music Corp (ASCAP)
Written by Gordon Lightfoot / W B Music Corp (ASCAP)
“Belle of the Ball”
Written by Waylon Jennings / Waylon Jennings Music (BMI)