With their sixth studio album, Tornillo, set for release on July 29, rock/country group Whiskey Myers—Cody Cannon, Cody Tate, John Jeffers, Jeff Hogg, Jamey Gleaves, and Tony Kent— is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with the release of their brand new single “Whole World Gone Crazy.”
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A fresh blend of country and rock, “Whole World Gone Crazy” couldn’t have come at a better time. In a world that just may have actually gone crazy, Jeffers, who takes on lead vocals on the song, sings of trying to get right with the man and make ends meet while questioning the state of the world.
Me Imma try to get right with the man / forgive me for my sins and what I don’t understand / I’m just a good ole boy trying to make ends meet / Is it me, or has the whole damn world gone crazy, Jeffer sings in the chorus.
With the single set to release on April 29, American Songwriter is sharing a first listen to the soulful tune, written solely by Jeffers during the height of the COVID pandemic.
“I wrote “Whole World Gone Crazy” back in April of 2020,” Jeffers tells American Songwriter. “There was so much hysteria going on in the world before and around that time that this song just sort of came out of me. Between COVID and everything else, everyone seemed to be going a little nuts. I felt like during all of that, most people were and still are, just normal people trying to make it another day. Trying to keep their job, praying to the big guy upstairs, and working on getting through some crazy times.”
The follow-up to previous releases “Antioch” and lead single “John Wayne,” both featured on Tornillo, the bluesy-southern rock blending tune places Whiskey Myers in a league of their own with their signature hard-rocking sound on full display.
I find myself runnin’ down yonder to the corner store / Just a minding my business tryin’ to get me some smoke / My guy talkin’ politicky telling me to take a stand / Agree to disagree wasn’t in the cards at hand / Said are ya left or right or fickle / ’Cause there ain’t no play the middle / Now boy which route is this gonna be, he sings.
The new album, Tornillo, due out July 29, combines the band’s live show energy and southern rock attitude and is just the next step in their already rapidly, ascending career.
“Tornillo is the second album that we decided to self-produce together as a band. We had two previous albums with Dave Cobb before these, so it comes with a bit of pressure,” adds Jeffers about the forthcoming album. “I think that’s something that we enjoy putting on ourselves. Makes ya work harder. We went into the studio with the same mindset and came out with another record that we’re truly proud of.”
Saddle up and settle in because Whiskey Myers is ready to take listeners on a country, rock, and blues-infused wild ride.
Check out the premiere of “Whole World Gone Crazy” below.
Tornillo Track Listing
- John Wayne (Cody Cannon, Jamey Gleaves, Tony Kent)
- Antioch (Cody Cannon)
- Feet’s (Cody Cannon)
- Whole World Gone Crazy (John Jeffers)
- For The Kids (Cody Cannon)
- The Wolf (Cody Cannon)
- Mission To Mars (Cody Cannon, Aaron Raitiere)
- Bad Medicine (Cody Cannon)
- Heavy On Me (John Jeffers)
- Other Side (Cody Cannon)
- Heart Of Stone (Cody Cannon)
Upcoming Tornillo Tour Dates:
April 29 Worcester, Mass. | The Palladium
April 30 Wallingford, Conn. | Toyota Oakdale Theatre
May 1 Coraopolis, Penn. | Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
May 4 Charlottesville, Va. | Ting Pavilion
May 5 Salem, Va. | Salem Civic Center
May 6 Atlanta, Ga. | Coca-Cola Roxy
May 7 Southaven, Miss. | Landers Center
May 12 Wichita, Kan. | WAVE
May 13 Oklahoma City, Okla. | Zoo Amphitheatre
May 14 Rogers, Ark. | Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 19 Columbus, Ohio | KEMBA Live!
May 20 Indianapolis, Ind. | TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
May 21 Sterling Heights, Mich. | Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
May 22 Cleveland, Ohio | Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 3+ New Braunfels, Texas | Whitewater Amphitheater
June 4+ New Braunfels, Texas | Whitewater Amphitheater
June 6 Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 8 Cedar Rapids, Iowa | McGrath Amphitheatre
June 9 Maryland Heights, Mo. | Saint Louis Music Park
June 10 Camdenton, Mo. | Ozarks Amphitheater
June 11 Council Bluffs, Iowa | Westfair Amphitheatre
June 15 Cincinnati, Ohio | ICON Music Center Festival Park
June 16 Asheville, N.C. | Rabbit Rabbit
June 17*+ Manchester, Tenn. | Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 18 Brandon, Miss. | Brandon Amphitheater
July 7 North Charleston, S.C. | Firefly Distillery
July 8 Charlotte, N.C. | Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 9 Raleigh, N.C. | Red Hat Amphitheater
July 10 Portsmouth, Va. | Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
July 12 Manteo, N.C. | Roanoke Island Festival Park
July 14 Dothan, Ala. | National Peanut Festival Site
July 15 Cocoa, Fla. | Cocoa Riverfront Park
July 16 Pompano Beach, Fla. | Pompano Beach Amphitheater
July 17 St. Augustine, Fla. | The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 29 + Corpus Christi, Texas | Concrete Street Amphitheater
July 30 + San Angelo, Texas | Wild West Fest 2022
August 4 Missoula, Mont. | Big Sky Amphitheater
August 5 Billings, Mont. | Magic City Blues Festival
August 7 Boise, Idaho | Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Gardens
August 11 Grand Junction, Colo. | Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
August 12 Sandy, Utah | Sandy Amphitheater
August 13 Cheyenne, Wyo. | The Chinook at Terry Bison Ranch
Featuring Shane Smith & The Saints on all dates except where otherwise noted, with additional
support from Goodbye June, 49 Winchester, Read Southall Band, Brent Cobb & Jamestown
+ Shane Smith & The Saints will not appear on these dates
Photo by Khris Poage / Essential Broadcast Media