As the grandson of the legendary Hank Williams Sr, it was only natural that Sam Williams would find his place in country music just like his father, Hank Williams Jr. At this point, it's becoming a family tradition to pursue music in Nashville. Williams' debut album Glasshouse Children is set for release on August 20th but the singer-songwriter has given us a preview of what's to come with his new Keith Urban collaboration, "Kids."
Now, this isn't a duet with Urban -- instead, the new single features the superstar on guitar with Williams owning all of the smooth vocals himself. Williams doesn't necessarily have the voice of his late grandfather, who was known for his honky-tonk hits like "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". He takes more of a modern pop approach to his music, which makes him appealing to new and seasoned fans of country music. But the lyrics, similar to other songs on his upcoming debut, are heavy. "Kids" specifically analyzes small-town living as well as family.
"'Kids' is a reflection of the monotonous negativity that comes with staying in the same town your entire life. While you want to get out, you still feel like a child, so you stay and continue the cycle," Williams says in a press release.
This is the latest new song from Glasshouse Children that Williams has teased this year. He previously made his late-night TV debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where he performed "Can't Fool Your Own Blood" from his grandfather's former home in Franklin, Tennessee, the same location where he recorded the song's music video. He also previously released "The World: Alone" which he dedicated to his late sister, Katie Williams, on what would have been her 28th birthday.
As the son of a CMA and Grammy winner with a last name as synonymous with country music as Alan Jackson, Charley Pride, and Willie Nelson, we have no doubt that Sam Williams will be going places with his new music. Quite frankly, we already can't stop listening to it.
Glasshouse Children Track List
- "Glasshouse Children"
- "Happy All the Time" (Feat. Dolly Parton)
- "Can't Fool Your Own Blood"
- "Bulleit Blues"
- "Wild Girl"
- "Kids" (Feat. Keith Urban)
- "Hopeless Romanticism"
- "The World: Alone"