This is one our favorite artists here at Country’s Chatter. We always look forward to press releases and new music from James Robert Webb. He has some great videos, too. I have never seen this man on stage, but it is definitely on my list of ‘let’s make plans to get this done’. So hopefully, one day soon.
Below is a press release we received today about his latest single, “Gentlemen Start Your Weekends”, which will be out on Aug. 11. Following the press release, and James Robert Webb’s social media contact information, I’m including a video of one of my favorite songs, “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere”.
[Press Release] Balancing successful dual professions as a top musculoskeletal radiologist in Tulsa, OK with his increasingly impactful songwriter and recording artist career in Nashville, TN, James Robert Webb knows a little something about the need to leave the stress of the work week behind. In that spirit, the multi-talented performer and MusicRow 2022 Independent Artist of the Year, read HERE, primes everyone for some Friday and Saturday night fun with his latest single, the raucous, high energy “Gentlemen Start Your Weekends,” out August 11.
Written with longtime collaborator and Music City songwriting community staple Alex Dooley (Easton Corbin, Craig Campbell), “Gentlemen Start Your Weekends” was written on the spot one Friday afternoon in Nashville. “I had just finished my last writing session of the day and ran into Alex Dooley, who had just wrapped up his own,” says Webb. “He said to me, ‘gentlemen start your weekends’ and once I heard it I knew it had the makings of a great song. We wrote it right then and there! I had this up-tempo track which was influenced by songs that are fun to play on guitar like the Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar.’ We took this hook in the spirit of Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight’ and an update on the Brooks & Dunn vibe with a little Motley Crüe and Poison thrown in.” Webb adds, “I wrote this song from the point of view of my teenage and college years–as a kid looking forward to the weekend when weekends were an even bigger, more exciting deal. As we get older and assume family and other responsibilities, our weekends often get consumed with soccer games and dance recitals. But when you’re young, it’s all about going out, having fun, and living life. Peeling out of the high school parking lot, hanging out with our buddies or going on that date with that special girl. Weekends kind of get lost in the adult shuffle, and there just aren’t enough songs about them, so I wanted to put this out there to remind people of a time in life that was more carefree.”
Webb, who released his debut album Pictures in 2016, has scored nine Top 40 hits on Music Row’s Country Breakout chart, five consecutive Top 40 appearances on Billboard’s Country Indicator chart and four Top 20 hits on the influential Texas Regional Radio Report, including the #1’s “Stealing Home” and “Lovesick Drifting Cowboy.” The video for Webb’s 2021 single “Okfuskee Whiskey,” a semi-biographical tune about a moonshiner great grandfather which reached #32 on Billboard’s Country Indicator chart and #14 on MusicRow Magazine’s Country Breakout chart, has 1.2M+ views on YouTube. Its multi-platform success has inspired a partnership between Webb and Tulsa’s Red Fork Distillery to create a new, regionally distributed whiskey with that name.
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