Could it be? Running from the stage before his sound check at WYCD’s Downtown Hoedown, Charlie Worsham unceremoniously grabbed a sandwich with two sides of extra sauce, wolfed it right down in the parking lot, and raced back up to the stage.
Turns out, this friendly, laid back country star can move fast when he has to — maybe it has something to do with his tour schedule.
“(I’m) traveling the country, west, east coast, everywhere in between,” Worsham said, laughing during an interview with WYCD’s Chuck Edwards and Linda Lee.
And when he’s not touring with the likes of The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, he’s recording. Worsham announced Friday his latest album is coming out Aug. 20, featuring his latest single “Could It Be” and 10 other tracks.
“Rubberband is the name,” Worsham said. Why’s that? He explained the title comes from a certain kind of relationship, one all-too-familiar to anyone who has loved and lost.
“Sometimes you have that elastic on-and-off relationship with somebody,” Worsham said.
So, does he have one of those relationships in his own life? Not exactly.
He explained he does have a “special lady,” but they’re not exactly on-and-off, they’re rock solid. She’s his basset hound. “We have a good thing going,” Worsham said.
Also special is his musical relationship with idols Vince Gill and Marty Stewart, who both appear on his soon-to-be released album.
“It could be the coolest experience I’ve ever had musically,” Worsham said.
And that’s saying something for Worsham, who learned to play guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin and even a smidge of fiddle at an early age. Starting at churches, picnics and bars — he worked his way up to making his Grand Ole Opry debut with Mike Snider at the age of 12. By 14 years old, he was writing his own songs.
He’s been likened to Gill and lists the superstar among his influences, alongside luminaries as diverse as Lynard Skynyrd and The Beatles. But he has his own brand of feel-good country.
And he loves bringing it to Detroit.
“I love being here,” Worsham said, “It’s so loud and awesome. I brought cameras and everything, I want to record it for all time.”
— Christy Strawser, CBS Detroit