Texan Jake Worthington first stepped into the national spotlight as a finalist on season six of The Voice back in 2014. A teenager at the time, Worthington quickly drew fans’ attention with his rich voice and authentic country style. Three years later, Worthington is working his way up the country music ranks across the U.S., and gearing up to release his new EP Hell of a Highway on Friday (May 19).
Today, Wide Open Country is premiering “Big Time Lonesome,” a dancehall-ready track from the EP that’ll get you itching to two-step.
“When I heard this song I knew I had to cut it,” Worthington tells Wide Open Country. “It gets your boots stomping from the moment it starts.”
We agree. Check out Worthington’s new track below.
At a time when country fans are yearning for country music that, well, sounds country, Worthington is poised to make an impact. The 21-year-old singer has a deep reverence for the classic artists and crafts his style and humble attitude around those foundations.
Earlier this year, I sat down with Worthington to talk about his budding career and experience on The Voice. You can listen to our podcast interview here, and view a couple videos of Worthington playing other new songs on the EP.
Look for Worthington’s Hell of a Highway wherever you buy music online this Friday (May 19).