Grenada influenced Worsham’s new record

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

Charlie Worsham’s sophomore album “Beginning of Things” will be released Friday, and with rave reviews from all over the country, the singer-songwriter said Grenada was on his mind the entire time.

The album consists of 13 songs, nine of which he co-wrote, and, according to Rolling Stone magazine it is “a skillful, dazzling array of musical genres that suggest the work of a seasoned veteran.”

“Beginning of Things” was co-produced by Frank Liddell and Eric Masse, and Worsham said he was guided by Liddell to make people know where he’s from in his music.

“This was a time that I had gotten frustrated with music,” Worsham said. “So I came home, and I started a journal. This album is made up of what was in that journal.”
With songs like I-55, Worsham talks about Grenada as the lake town off Exit 206 and traveling back home from Graceland.

“Beginning of Things” also includes the soulful, romantic Call You Up, and “fuzzy, funky instrumentation,” according to Rolling Stone.

“Call You Up has the Stax Records sound to it and very bluesy,” Worsham said.
In his four minute-long song Southern By Grace of God, a touch of Grenada can be felt through his lyrics.
I sleep better with crickets singing, windows open and doors ain’t even locked…

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