Reflecting on the track, Wilson shares, “A song for the veterans of heartbreak. We’ve been through it all a couple of times over and we know that self-medicating and digging ourselves into a hole is not going to ever help. So, if it’s gonna hurt either way, might as well just go fishing.”
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, “Drink That Strong” is Wilson’s second official release as an artist, following “Blues Comin’ On,” which debuted earlier this fall. With the music, Wilson is embarking on a new chapter of his career, after establishing himself as an honest and respected songwriter for the past two decades.
Born and raised in Lafayette, GA, Wilson began making trips to Nashville in 2009 where he earned his first publishing deal. Since then, he’s signed with Warner Chappell/Low Country Sound and written songs such as Luke Combs’ #1 hit, “She Got the Best of Me,” as well as numerous tracks for The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Robert Randolph & The Family, Dirty Heads, Jerry Jeff Walker and more. He’s also shared bills with several of his heroes such as Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver and Robert Earl Keen.
In celebration of the new music, Wilson will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on February 25 and will continue to tour through next year including shows at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre, San Diego’s House of Blues, Columbus’ King of Clubs, Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall, Louisville’s Mercury Ballroom, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern and Portland’s Ponderosa Lounge & Grill among many others. See below for complete itinerary.
Written by Wilson and H. Phillips, “Drink That Strong” features acclaimed musicians Brian Allen (bass), Chris Powell (drums), Leroy Powell (electric guitar, pedal steel, harmonica) and Mike Webb (piano, organ).
CHANNING WILSON CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
December 13—Tucson, AZ—The Rialto Theatre
December 15—San Diego, CA—House of Blues
December 16—Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
December 17—Tempe, AZ—Marquee Theater
February 25—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
March 3—Rosemont, IL—Joe’s Live
March 4—Peoria, IL—Crusens
March 30—Flint, MI—The Machine Shop
March 31—Lorain, OH—Lorain Palace Theatre
April 1—Columbus, OH—The King of Clubs
April 13—Warrendale, PA—Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
April 14—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall
April 15—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom
April 28—Fort Collins, CO—Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon
April 29—Grand Junction, CO—Warehouse25sixty-five Kitchen + Bar
May 4—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
May 5—Portland, OR—Ponderosa Lounge & Grill
May 7—Bend, OR—Domino Room
May 12—Roseville, CA—Goldfield Trading Post
May 13—Chico, CA—Tackle Box Bar & Grill
May 15—Ramona, CA—Ramona Mainstage
May 17—Tucson, AZ—The Maverick King of Clubs
May 18—Flagstaff, AZ—The Museum Club
May 26—Franklin, OH—JD Legends