Charles Wesley Godwin will make his headline debut at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on December 8. The Ryman show should put an exclamation point on a year that has already been filled with milestones for the rising West Virginian singer and songwriter. Godwin will release his new album Family Ties on September 22 via Big Loud Records.
Godwin will be out on the road this month opening for friend and musical compadre Zach Bryan‘s sold-out arena tour, and just this week, Godwin surpassed 100 million career streams. Godwin’s own fall headline tour starts in September, and many of the shows are already sold out.
Family Ties, Godwin’s third album and first with Big Loud, is a portrait of home, of relationships, of lessons learned and lived. Perhaps most exciting, the 19-track release showcases a tunesmith at the peak of his powers — melding melody with memories, workmanship with wisdom. Godwin demo’ed the songs that would become Family Ties on a Tascam 4-track (thanks to his love for Bruce Springsteen’s seminal Nebraska) and then recorded them at one of his dream studios, Echo Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, before he signed a record deal. He recorded the album with his long-time band, the Allegheny High, and long-time producer, Allegheny High guitarist Al Torrence.