As anticipation grows around Whiskey Myers’ sixth studio album Tornillo, set for release July 29 via the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, the genre-bending band offers a further glimpse at the full-length project with today’s release of “Whole World Gone Crazy.”

In an exclusive premiere of the song, American Songwriter declares, “the bluesy-southern rock blending tune places Whiskey Myers in a league of their own with their signature hard-rocking sound on full display… Saddle up and settle in because Whiskey Myers is ready to take listeners on a country, rock, and blues-infused wild ride.”

“I wrote ‘Whole World Gone Crazy’ back in April of 2020. There was so much hysteria going on in the world before and around that time that this song just sort of came out of me,” lead guitarist John Jeffers shared with the outlet. “Between COVID and everything else, everyone seemed to be going a little nuts. I felt like during all of that, most people were, and still are, just normal people trying to make it another day. Trying to keep their job, praying to the big guy upstairs and working on getting through some crazy times.”

Written solo by Jeffers, who also sings lead vocals on the track, the song’s timely lyrics and sauntering rhythm build over three minutes into a blazing instrumental breakdown showcasing the band’s signature style, described by Esquire as “straight-up, booze-swilling, highway-driving, heart-on-your-sleeve, blood-on-your-knuckles country music.”

      I find myself runnin’ down yonder to the corner store
      Just a minding my business tryin’ to get me some smoke
      My guy talkin’ politicky telling me to take a stand
      Agree to disagree wasn’t in the cards at hand
      Said are ya left or right or fickle
      ’Cause there ain’t no play the middle
      Now boy which route is this gonna be

“Whole World Gone Crazy” follows prior Tornillo early releases “Antioch” and lead single “John Wayne,” both of which earned praise as part of Billboard’s “First Country” celebrating the best new songs each week, with the outlet celebrating the former as “a biting track” with “horns, grinding guitars and a solid background vocal chorus” and “meaty Southern rock and blues” and the latter as “nearly five minutes of righteous southern rock, which arrives via a swampy mesh of soul and funk,” continuing, “Cody Cannon’s raspy growl leads a flurry of sizzling guitar, thumping bass, swirling harmonica and flashes of horns, as this group continues pushing its boundaries.”

Tornillo offers the next chapter for the six-piece band that Cowboys & Indians declares is “on a course toward massive success” with Rolling Stone praising Whiskey Myers’ signature ability to “successfully blend hard rock and country twang” in a way that makes them “just as compelling, hard-rocking, and genre-crossing on record as they are onstage” as Billboard proclaims that the new music “is a worthy addition to the group’s already electrifying, rowdy live shows.”

That live show energy is on full display with the Tornillo Tour underway now, running through the summer with numerous already-sold-out stops, including the band’s debut at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, which sold out within a day of going on sale to the public. Whiskey Myers will also make their debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer before hosting the return of their personally curated Firewater Music Festival, taking place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 just outside Kansas City.

For the most up-to-date information on the forthcoming album and all tour dates, visit and follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers.

Tornillo Album Art | Courtesy of Wiggy Thump Records/Thirty Tigers

Tornillo Track Listing
Songwriters in parentheses; lyrics & liner notes available HERE

  1. Tornillo
  2. John Wayne (Cody Cannon, Jamey Gleaves, Tony Kent)
  3. Antioch (Cody Cannon)
  4. Feet’s (Cody Cannon)
  5. Whole World Gone Crazy (John Jeffers)
  6. For The Kids (Cody Cannon)
  7. The Wolf (Cody Cannon)
  8. Mission To Mars (Cody Cannon, Aaron Raitiere)
  9. Bad Medicine (Cody Cannon)
  10. Heavy On Me (John Jeffers)
  11. Other Side (Cody Cannon)
  12. Heart Of Stone (Cody Cannon)

Upcoming Tornillo Tour Dates
Featuring Shane Smith & The Saints on all dates except where otherwise noted, with additional support from Goodbye June, 49 Winchester, Read Southall Band, Brent Cobb & Jamestown Revival; visit for specific date information
April 29           Worcester, Mass.  |  The Palladium
April 30           Wallingford, Conn.  |  Toyota Oakdale Theatre
May 1              Coraopolis, Penn.  |  Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
May 4              Charlottesville, Va.  |  Ting Pavilion
May 5              Salem, Va.  |  Salem Civic Center
May 6              Atlanta, Ga.  |  Coca-Cola Roxy
May 7              Southaven, Miss.  |  Landers Center
May 12            Wichita, Kan.  |  WAVE
May 13            Oklahoma City, Okla.  |  Zoo Amphitheatre
May 14            Rogers, Ark.  | Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 19            Columbus, Ohio  |  KEMBA Live!
May 20            Indianapolis, Ind.  |  TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
May 21            Sterling Heights, Mich.  |  Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
May 22            Cleveland, Ohio  |  Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 3+           New Braunfels, Texas  |  Whitewater Amphitheater
June 4+           New Braunfels, Texas  |  Whitewater Amphitheater
June 6              Morrison, Colo.  |  Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 8              Cedar Rapids, Iowa  |  McGrath Amphitheatre
June 9              Maryland Heights, Mo.  |  Saint Louis Music Park
June 10            Camdenton, Mo.  |  Ozarks Amphitheater
June 11            Council Bluffs, Iowa  |  Westfair Amphitheatre
June 15            Cincinnati, Ohio  | ICON Music Center Festival Park
June 16            Asheville, N.C.  |  Rabbit Rabbit
June 17*+       Manchester, Tenn.  |  Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 18            Brandon, Miss.  |  Brandon Amphitheater
July 7              North Charleston, S.C.  |  Firefly Distillery
July 8              Charlotte, N.C.  |  Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 9              Raleigh, N.C.  |  Red Hat Amphitheater
July 10            Portsmouth, Va.  |  Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
July 12            Manteo, N.C.  |  Roanoke Island Festival Park
July 14            Dothan, Ala.  |  National Peanut Festival Site
July 15            Cocoa, Fla.  |  Cocoa Riverfront Park
July 16            Pompano Beach, Fla.  |  Pompano Beach Amphitheater
July 17            St. Augustine, Fla.  |  The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 29 +          Corpus Christi, Texas  |  Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 30 +          San Angelo, Texas  |  Wild West Fest 2022
August 4         Missoula, Mont.  |  Big Sky Amphitheater
August 5         Billings, Mont.  |  Magic City Blues Festival
August 7         Boise, Idaho  |  Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Gardens
August 11       Grand Junction, Colo.  |  Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
August 12       Sandy, Utah  |  Sandy Amphitheater
August 13       Cheyenne, Wyo.  |  The Chinook at Terry Bison Ranch
* denotes Whiskey Myers is part of a larger festival lineup; all others are headlining dates
+ Shane Smith & The Saints will not appear on these dates

About Whiskey Myers
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,500 live shows to ever-increasing crowd sizes since their emergence in 2007. Their forthcoming self-produced album, Tornillo, set for release July 29, follows their self-produced fifth studio album, WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records. WHISKEY MYERS debuted at No. 1 on both the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart (No. 3 among new releases). Their previous album, Mud, reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart with single “Stone” hitting Top 10 all genre. In total, Whiskey Myers have sold more than 1.2 million albums and amassed over 1.5 billion streams while earning three RIAA Gold certifications. USA Today describes the band led by frontman Cody Cannon as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.” The band known for their high-energy live show and unique sound has also earned sync success with features (and an on-screen appearance) in Paramount Network’s hit show “Yellowstone” as well as the Renée Zellweger-led Netflix series “What/If,” the Angelina Jolie film “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and hit CBS series “SEAL Team.”

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As anticipation grows around Whiskey Myers’ sixth studio album Tornillo, set for release July 29 via the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, the genre-bending band offers a further glimpse at the full-length project with today’s release of “Whole World Gone Crazy.” In an exclusive premiere...