Live version of Tyler Childers' never-before-released song "Going Home" out now

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

A new live version of Tyler Childers’ never-before-released song, “Going Home,” is out now. Listen/share HERE. Recorded in 2015 for West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s “Mountain Stage,” the track is from a forthcoming compilation album, Live On Mountain Stage: Outlaws & Outliers, which will be released April 19 via Oh Boy Records (pre-order/pre-save here) and features performances from throughout the beloved program’s history, curated by show’s co-founder and longtime host, Larry Groce.

The release adds to yet another landmark year for Childers, who recently kicked off his extensive “Mule Pull ’24 Tour” with sold-out shows at Inglewood’s Kia Forum, San Diego’s Viejas Arena, Austin’s Moody Center and Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena, of which the Dallas Observer praised, “it’s safe to say there is no one with a voice like this, let alone the lyrical prowess to match.” Additional upcoming tour stops include New York’s Madison Square Garden (two nights), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (two nights), Chicago’s United Center, Boulder’s Folsom Field and Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

The tour celebrates Childers’ acclaimed new album, Rustin’ In The Rain, which was released this past fall via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records (stream/purchase here) and debuted at #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 38,500 equivalent units sold—a career-high sales week for Childers. The record features seven tracks including breakthrough lead single, “In Your Love,” which debuted alongside an official music video last summer. Since then, it was nominated for Best Music Video and Best Country Song at the 66th GRAMMY Awards, broke into the top 40 on the Mediabase Country chart, has garnered over 9.8 million video views, 30 million on-demand streams and received acclaim from outlets such as NPR Music, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Advocate, OUT and Rolling Stone, who praises, “the music video of compassion and caring we need right now,” while USA Today calls the video “a much-needed portrait of inclusivity.” Watch/share the video, written/creative directed by Silas House, and starring Colton Haynes and James Scully, HERE.

Recorded at Dragline Studios, Rustin’ In The Rain was produced by Childers and his longtime band, The Food Stamps—James Barker (pedal steel), Craig Burletic (bass), CJ Cain (guitar), Rodney Elkins (drums), Chase Lewis (keyboards) and Jesse Wells (guitar, fiddle).

The new record follows 2022’s triple album, Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?, which featured eight songs presented in three distinct sonic perspectives—Hallelujah, Jubilee and Joyful Noise. Released to widespread acclaim, Esquire praised, “Who’s doing it better than Childers in roots music these days? No one,” while the Associated Press declared, “fearless exuberance…one of country music’s most compelling and unpredictable artists” and NPR Music asserted, “eight songs so good he had to record them thrice.” Before Hounds, Childers released 2020’s Grammy-nominated surprise album, Long Violent History, which NPR Music called an “explicit and remarkable stand in solidarity.” His two previous releases, 2019’s #1 Country Squire as well 2017’s RIAA Platinum debut, Purgatory, were released to overwhelming critical and commercial acclaim. In the years since his debut, Childers has earned seven Grammy nominations and has been featured on “CBS This Morning,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

1. Rustin’ In the Rain
2. Phone Calls and E-mails
3. Luke 2:8-10
4. Help Me Make It Through the Night
5. Percheron Mules
6. In Your Love
7. Space and Time

April 18—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena* (SOLD OUT)
April 19—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena* (SOLD OUT)
May 25—Boston, MA—Boston Calling
May 27—Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
May 29—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden^ (SOLD OUT)
May 30—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden^ (SOLD OUT)
June 2—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater+ (SOLD OUT)
June 5—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
June 7—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
June 8—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
June 11—Clarkston, MI—Pine Knob Music Theatre† (SOLD OUT)
June 13—Chicago, IL—United Center# (SOLD OUT)
June 14-15—Glen Jean, WV—Whizzbangers Ball
June 27—Noblesville, IN—Ruoff Music Center~ (SOLD OUT)
June 28—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater~  
June 30—Burgettstown, PA—The Pavilion at Star Lake~ (SOLD OUT)
July 3—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center** (SOLD OUT)
July 5—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater** (SOLD OUT)
July 6—Cavendish, Prince Edward Island—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 9—Toronto, Ontario—Budweiser Stage** (SOLD OUT)
July 11—London, Ontario—Rock the Park Festival
July 12—Ottawa, Ontario—Ottawa Bluesfest
August 6—Calgary, Alberta—Scotiabank Saddledome‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 8—Vancouver, British Columbia—Rogers Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 10—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 11—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 14—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre^^
August 17—Boulder, CO—Folsom Field++
August 20—West Valley City, UT—USANA Amphitheatre†† (SOLD OUT)
August 21—Nampa, ID—Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
August 23—George, WA—Gorge Amphitheatre## (SOLD OUT)
August 24—Missoula, MT—Washington-Grizzly Stadium~~ (SOLD OUT)
September 22—Louisville, KY—Bourbon & Beyond
October 5—Ocean City, MD—Country Calling Festival

*with special guest 49 Winchester
‡with special guest Allison Russell
^with special guest Sylvan Esso
+with special guests Valerie June and Willi Carlisle
†with special guest S.G. Goodman and Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
#with special guest S.G. Goodman
~with special guests S.G. Goodman and Adeem The Artist
**with special guests S.G. Goodman and Wayne Graham
‡‡with special guest Allison Russell and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression
^^with special guest Shakey Graves and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression
++with special guests Shakey Graves and Laid Back Country Picker
††with special guests Shakey Graves and Bella White
##with special guest Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Joy Oladokun and Bella White
~~with special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Joy Oladokun