Turnpike Troubadours' new song "Chipping Mill" debuts today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, June 23, 2023

One of America’s most beloved independent bands, Turnpike Troubadours’ new song, “Chipping Mill,” is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.

Of the track, songwriter and bass player RC Edwards shares, “It’s about how on an atomic level we are all part of a constant in regards to the mass and energy of our existence. But in a metaphysical sense we can create and leave behind more energy and love then we started with or in some cases less. But hopefully the former of course. Oh yeah and deer hunting too.”

The song is the second unveiled from Turnpike Troubadours’ highly anticipated new album, A Cat in the Rain, which will be released August 25 via Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, lead single, “Mean Old Sun,” recently debuted and is currently #1 at both Americana and Texas Radio. Released to critical acclaim, Billboard calls the song a “fleet-fingered foot-stomper that again conveys the group’s superior, tightly-knit musicianship and ever maturing, evocative lyricism,” while Brooklyn Vegan declares, “a triumphant chorus...it really sounds like a big comeback.” Watch the official music video, directed by Sterlin Harjo and filmed at Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom, HERE.

Produced by Shooter Jennings and recorded at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studios and Dave’s Room in Los Angeles, A Cat in the Rain marks a long-awaited return for the band following their self-imposed hiatus in 2019. With these ten new songs, Turnpike Troubadours is back with a refreshed perspective on the authentic songwriting and signature foot-stomping sound that first captivated their deeply devoted fanbase.

In conjunction with the new music, the band recently spoke with Rolling Stone, who declares, “he [lead singer Evan Felker] is more focused and lyrically crisp than at any point in his life. He’s a poet, but he’s direct.” Read the in-depth profile HERE.

Pioneers of the Red Dirt music scene, Turnpike Troubadours has amassed a massive following throughout their career with more than 1.5 billion streams globally and over 1.28 million equivalent units sold to-date. Originally from Tahlequah, OK, Turnpike Troubadours is Evan Felker (vocals, guitar), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (electric guitar), RC Edwards (bass), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (steel, accordion).

Known for their relentless touring and electric live shows, the band will perform through this fall including headline shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre (two nights), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (three nights), Washington DC’s The Anthem, Los Angeles’ Greek Theater and Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s (three nights) among several others. The band will also join Luke Combs for select stadium dates this summer as part of his sold-out World Tour. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at www.turnpiketroubadours.com/tour.

Since their 2005 debut, Turnpike Troubadours has released five studio albums including 2017’s self-released A Long Way From Your Heart, which reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #20 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Of the record, American Songwriter declared, “grabs you with its subtle authenticity, nails 11 originals that exude natural charm and intrinsic integrity,” while the Austin American Statesman praised, “a rousing, thought-provoking country short story collection.” Further adding to their renowned career, the band was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this past fall.

1. Mean Old Sun
2. Brought Me
3. Lucille
4. Chipping Mill
5. The Rut
6. A Cat in the Rain
7. Black Sky
8. Easy Side Love Song (Bottoms Up)
9. Three More Days
10. Won’t You Give Me One More Chance


July 14—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium^^
July 21—Redmond, OR—FairWell Festival
July 25—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre*
July 26—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre*
July 27—York, PA—York State Fair
July 28—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field^^
July 29—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 10—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium†
August 11—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡
August 12—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium~
August 19—Palmer, AK—Alaska State Fair Inc
August 24—Lincoln, NE—Pinnacle Bank Arena+
August 25—Camdenton, MO—Ozarks Amphitheater§
August 26—Bonner Springs, KS—Azura Amphitheater#
September 2—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf Amphitheater§
September 3—Marietta, GA—Georgia Country Music Fest
September 15—St. Louis, MO—Enterprise Center^
September 16—Pryor, OK—Born & Raised Festival
September 23—Washington DC—The Anthem**
September 24—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre**
October 1—Memphis, TN—Mempho Music Festival
October 6-8—Monterey, CA—Rebels & Renegades
October 7-8—North Charleston, SC—Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theater††
November 2—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater‡‡
November 3—Tallahassee, FL—Donald L. Tucker Civic Center‡‡
November 4—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheater‡‡
December 28—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s§§
December 29—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s‡
December 30—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s##

*with special guest Hayes Carll
†with special guest Pony Bradshaw
‡with special guest Lance Roark
~with special guest Kaitlin Butts
+with special guests The Avett Brothers and Muscadine Bloodline
§with special guest Muscadine Bloodline
#with special guests The Avett Brothers, Old 97’s and Kaitlin Butts
^with special guests The Avett Brothers and The Wood Brothers
**with special guests Lucero and Reckless Kelly
††with special guest Morgan Wade
‡‡with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Jason Boland & the Stragglers
§§with special guest Ray Wylie Hubbard
##with special guest Miles Miller
^^as part of Luke Combs World Tour