Charlie Worsham Teams with Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson on New Album

Charlie Worsham is teaming up with several of his musical friends on a new album. Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Dierks Bentley are among Worsham’s collaborators on his upcoming album, appropriately titled, Compadres.

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Worsham teased the five-track project with the release of “How I Learned To Pray” featuring Combs. The beautiful acoustic-leaning song finds the two singers reflecting on their youthful years. The song conveys Combs’ earnest vocals in the first verse wherein he adopts the character of a reckless teenage boy who accidentally wrecks his first car, marking the first time he does as the song title implies.

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Worsham joins him in the second verse, singing about how it took him a long time to heed his mother’s advice of letting a “special girl” get close to him. I can fold my hands and bow my head/But there’s just some things that can’t be said/Without a little walk-on-water kind of faith/And that’s how I learned to pray, they sing in the chorus.

“I’m so excited for the world to hear me sing ‘How I Learned To Pray’ alongside my buddy Luke Combs,” Worsham shares in a press statement. “The whole idea behind Compadres is to celebrate the friendships I’ve made through music over the past decade. I think fans will be able to hear how much fun we had making this project, and I think they’ll also hear how each of these songs tells a different part of my story.”

The Elle King collaboration, “Creekwater Clear,” opens the album, followed by “Handful of Dust” featuring Wilson, “How I Learned to Pray” with Combs, “Kiss Like You Dance” with Kip Moore, and “Things I Can’t Control” with Bentley closes out the album. Compadres was co-produced by Worsham and The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston. It’s set for release on October 13.

Compadres Track List:

1. “Creekwater Clear” feat. Elle King (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Jaren Johnston)

2. “Handful of Dust” feat. Lainey Wilson (Tony Arata)

3. “How I Learned To Pray” feat. Luke Combs (Charlie Worsham, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell)

4. “Kiss Like You Dance” feat. Kip Moore (Jon Nite, Andrew DeRoberts, Andy Albert) 

5. “Things I Can’t Control” feat. Dierks Bentley (Ross Copperman, David Lee Murphy, Ashley Gorley)

Photo Credit: Jess Williams/Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

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