Amidst all the different “country songs” there will always be those that lead you back to the sound many of us long for, the sound of that steel guitar, the twang that is reminiscent of say Waylon, Merle, Hank and Willie. If you don’t know by now, one of those artists is still out there known as James Carothers. His current album, ‘Relapse’ is proof.
James wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since it’s opening in 2015 he has been a main stay allowing him a perfect platform to do things his way and showcase his talents. It has also helped him hone is on stage presence and build his staunch fan support.
“My whole life, I’ve always loved those legendary artists,” says this Tennessee native. “I’ve really learned how to sound like them, too. My Willie Nelson sounds like Willie Nelson. My Johnny Cash sounds like Johnny Cash. When I do the Highwaymen, it sounds like all of them. People really do want to hear all these old classic songs and I guess singing them is kind of what has made things happen for me here in Nashville. I see a lot of folks doing double takes when they first walk by – the impressions definitely get their attention. Then they stop and hang out with us for a show or two, buy a CD, and a lot of them keep coming back. It may sound cliché, but Jerry Lee and I really have made a bunch of lifelong friends just “sittin’ on a bar stool actin’ like a darn fool.”
James has always been a great friend to us and there is no way we would ever pass up a chance to catch him perform. So, when we get to Nashville he is one of the first artists we track down. ‘Relapse’ is now available on all social streaming sites so no excuse to not have that copy and find out how right we were in leading you down the path of some good old country music. To learn more about James and catch up on his music and where he is playing next go to this website