Country singer and songwriter Colton James has released his new EP titled America. The EP features previously released tracks “I Miss America,” a patriotic anthem about the America he knows and loves, and “Ring On Her Finger,” a love ballad dedicated to his wife. America is available to stream here.
The EP was recorded at Starstruck Studios and Ocean Way Studio and is produced by Colton, the late Kim Tribble, and Jimmy Nichols. Colton also co-wrote six of the seven songs.
Colton commented on the release of his debut EP, saying, “I have always said music is the voice of the soul, and I couldn’t be happier to share this music with the world. As a painter paints with a brush, a songwriter paints with a pen. I hope the picture I painted in these seven songs puts a smile on your face and a proud feeling in your heart to be American. It was an honor to work with all that made this EP possible.”
Colton James’ country roots run deep and were developed at a young age. What started as a truck ride to the fishing hole became a lifestyle. In the front seat of his father’s truck, Colton was introduced to legends like George Jones, Keith Whitley, George Strait, and Merle Haggard. He discovered his love for music through both of his grandmothers, who played piano and organ, and his singing abilities came from his mother.
His music showcases his down-to-earth mentality, country roots, and passion for country music and America. Colton has opened for established artists like Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Jon Pardi, and Jason Aldean in his career.
Colton also has plenty of upcoming projects in the works, including partnering up with Rick Dawson, owner of 2022 Kentucky Derby-winning thoroughbred Rich Strike, to launch RedSunset Entertainment, a Nashville-based upstart multimedia company. It is set to produce records, television, radio programming, and more.
Other projects include a show combining fishing, music, and food from across the globe titled Reel Water Cowboy. It will also have an accompanying radio show. Along with this, Colton is also working to bring the Land 4 Heroes Lodge, a 15,000-square-foot building that will aid and help veterans by giving them a resting place to break bread and visit with others in Southampton County, Virginia. Colton describes it as a place where “stories are told, memories are shared, and new ones are made.”
Colton expresses why he loves making music, saying, “I do it for the love of my family, for the love of my friends, for the love of my country, but mostly for the love of God. Without God, I wouldn’t be here.“
America Track Listing:
- “I Miss America” – Colton James and Rick Dawson
- “Ring On Her Finger” – Colton James and Kim Tribble
- “47 Acre Farm” – Kendall Marvel, Greg Bates, and Shelly Skidmore
- “Richest Man Alive” – Colton James, Austin James, Rick Dawson, and Greg Crowe
- “Take This Country Back” – Colton James and Kim Tribble
- “Brave Men” – Colton James and John Banagas
“American Farmer” – Colton James and Kim Tribble
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