It’s the eve of the release of “Wasted on Love,” the first single from country piano-man Josh Charles. The song will be released via Downhome Records/ THC: Music/Ingrooves/Fontana, and is Charles’s first single since 2011′s critically-acclaimed “Life Ain’t Fair.” In addition to releasing his single this month, Josh recently went to Nashville, where he recorded with Grammy Award winner, Toby Wright and he’ll be backed by Blake Shelton‘s touring band, Rob Byus, Tracy Broussard, Kevin Post and Beau Tackett.
We discussed his background, who he’d LOVE to duet with, country music in NYC, his oddest job (hint: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up) and more! Plus, what’s it like to open for Blake Shelton? Read on to find out!
He may not be a household name just yet, but Josh Charles is aiming to change that with the release of his new single, “Wasted On Love,” which comes out February 26th. The song will be released via Downhome Records/ THC: Music/Ingrooves/Fontana, and is Charles’s first single since 2011′s critically-acclaimed “Life Ain’t Fair.” The single was written by Charles and legendary songwriter Milton L. Brown, (“Every Which Way But Loose”) and recorded in Nashville’s Moose Lodge Studio.
“I can give up Whiskey, and still feel the buzz. Yeah, girl, I’m still wasted, but I’m wasted on love.” Charles sings in the songs undeniably catchy hook. He describes the track as “a feel-good song describing a man’s descent into Hell and back, with things made right by finding love.” Don’t mistake the song as one for mature audiences only. “It must have universal appeal,” smiles Josh. “Because, at concerts, I’ve seen five and six year olds singing along.”
Single news aside, Josh is bound for Nashville this month to continue recording his hotly anticipated new music. Not to name drop or anything, but Josh will be joined in the studio by super producer and Grammy Award winner, Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Metallica, The Wallflowers, etc). If that’s not exciting news enough, he’ll also be backed by Rob Byus, Tracy Broussard, Kevin Post and Beau Tackett, also known as Blake Shelton‘s touring band.
We’ll have more exciting Josh Charles news coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country for the latest. In the meantime, you can follow Josh on Twitter, Facebook and visit his official website at www.joshcharlesmusic.com.
While you wait for “Wasted on Love,” take a listen to “Life Ain’t Fair.”