February 8, 2023—Artist to watch Drayton Farley’s new song, “Above My Head,” is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.
Of the song, Farley shares, “When writing ‘Above My Head’ I was reflecting on my chase of the dream and dealing with all the doubt. All the long nights, the dragging days, the time spent away from home, and all of the hard work that goes into making a dream become reality. You start reaching goals and rolling on but all while watching the time slip by along the way. You wrestle with the fact that nothing is forever, and all the time spent won’t be coming back around. Learning how to do what you can and to keep what you’ve been doing it for.”
“Above My Head” is the second song unveiled from Farley’s anticipated new album, Twenty on High, which will be released March 3 via Hargrove Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Produced by Sadler Vaden (Morgan Wade) and recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN, Twenty on High features ten new original songs that demonstrate Farley’s deep, introspective songwriting and honest delivery.
Reflecting on the album, Farley shares, “My new album, Twenty on High will serve as my breakout record and I believe these ten new songs to be my absolute best work yet. This album will be my first ever full band release. The goal was to keep the songs honest and true and their stories at the forefront. To have the music serve the song but still make a record that would stand the test of time. I believe that’s exactly what we’ve done here and I couldn’t be prouder.”
After performing shows with Zach Bryan and Nikki Lane, Farley will join Willie Nelson, 49 Winchester and Lukas Nelson & POTR on the road this year. He will also perform full-band album release shows next month at Lexington’s The Burl and Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley and will perform at Montana’s Under The Big Sky Festival in July. See below for complete tour itinerary. Additionally, Western AF recently released a new session featuring Farley performing his fan-favorite song, “American Dream”—watch HERE.
In addition to Farley on acoustic guitar and vocals, the record features special guest vocals by Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield on the song, “The Alabama Moon” as well as Vaden (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keys, and vocals), Chad Gamble (drums and percussion), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Peter Levin (piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer and synths) and Kristin Weber (fiddle).