Josh Morningstar (album cover artwork)
Josh Morningstar (album cover artwork)

Josh Morningstar’s New Song GET BY (WE’RE ALL JUST TRYIN’ TO MAKE IT) Debuts Today


April 5, 2024—Respected singer, songwriter and musician Josh Morningstar will release his new self-titled album June 28 via Cody Jinks’ Late August Records—his first release in partnership with the label (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the album, new song, “Get By (We’re All Just Tryin’ to Make It),” is debuting today. Listen to the song HERE and watch a new performance video HERE

Produced by Jay Tooke (The Steel Woods, Randy Houser), Josh Morningstar was recorded in just a handful of days at Nashville’s Pentavarit Studios. Across these ten tracks, including songwriting collaborations with Hayes CarllBrent CobbKendell Marvel and Waylon Payne, Morningstar demonstrates the many aspects of his distinct writing style with a collection of soulful ballads, light-hearted reflections on day-to-day life and authentic stories from his time on the road. 

Of the album, Morningstar reflects, “This record comes from a lot of different places; the person I was/am/yet to be, stories I’ve heard along the way, the things I’ve seen and the roads that have taken me there. I feel it’s the truest representation of who I am as a songwriter that I’ve put together yet, and I’m excited to share it with the world.” 

In celebration of the new music, Morningstar will tour throughout this spring including upcoming shows at Macon’s Grant’s Lounge, Amarillo’s Golden Light Cantina, Oklahoma City’s The Blue Door and Austin’s Saxon Pub among others. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at

In addition to Morningstar (vocals, acoustic guitar, bass), the record also features Tooke (electric guitar, drums, bass, acoustic guitar), James Pennebaker (steel guitar, mandolin, fiddle), John Henry Trinko (organ on “Livin’ the Dream”) and Kyle Whalum (bass on “Livin’ the Dream”) as well as background vocals from Sarah Darling (“Get By (We’re All Just Tryin’ to Make It)”).  

The new self-titled album follows Morningstar’s latest full-length release, 2018’s The Plea, which led The Amp to praise, “One of the greatest songwriters in the music business…A master at his craft and a legend in the making.” In addition to his own releases, the Maryland native has also achieved great success as a songwriter including cuts by Jinks (including the Platinum-certified, #1 Texas Radio single, “Must Be The Whiskey”), Brent Cobb, Hayes Carll, Sunny Sweeny and Vince Gill, and more. Morningstar has also spent much of his career on the road including shows with Jinks, Tyler Childers, Ward Davis, Shooter Jennings, Todd Snider and Colter Wall. 

Of the partnership with Late August Records, Morningstar shares, “I wanted to work with Jinks and his team at Late August because I knew they’d work hard, be transparent, and help myself and this record to be as successful as possible. I’m honored to be working with them and am very excited for what the future holds.”

Additionally, Jinks shares, “Josh Morningstar is among the most gifted of songwriters – ever. Watching him evolve into the wordsmith he has become leaves me with one word to characterize him and his writing: dangerous.”

1. The “I Can’t Write a Song” Song (written by Josh Morningstar)
2. Get By (We’re All Just Tryin’ to Make It) (written by Josh Morningstar)
3. Anywhere With You (written by Josh Morningstar)
4. Livin’ the Dream (written by Josh Morningstar, Brent Cobb)
5. Even As a Ghost (written by Josh Morningstar)
6. To Seek the Devil (written by Josh Morningstar)
7. As Fast As She Can Go (written by Josh Morningstar, Hayes Carll)
8. Ballad of a Bored Suburban Housewife (written by Josh Morningstar)
9. Eyes On Forever (written by Josh Morningstar, Kendell Marvel, Waylon Payne)
10. Baltimore Jack (written by Rorey Carroll)
April 9—Columbia, SC—The Senate*
April 12—Macon, GA—Grant’s Lounge*
May 7—McKinney, TX—The Augustus
May 10—Amarillo, TX—Golden Light Cantina
May 11—Oklahoma City, OK—The Blue Door
May 14—Austin, TX—Saxon Pub
May 16—Galveston, TX—Old Quarter Acoustic Café
May 18—Sweetwater, TX—Nolan County Coliseum
*supporting Robert Jon & The Wreck
April 5, 2024
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