Press Release: Jake Worthington Debuts His Sophomore EP, HELL OF A HIGHWAY

by Missy Wolf / 2477 days ago / Comments


May 19, 2017


Following the exclusive title track premiere on Taste of Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer-songwriter and runner-up of Season 6 of The Voice, Jake Worthington, cruises to the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Albums chart with the release of his sophomore EP, Hell of a Highway, today, Friday, May 19. Thanks to Taste of Country, fans got an early taste of the EP yesterday, with the exclusive premiere of the title track. The third track on the EP and Worthington's latest single, "A Lot of Room to Talk," hit #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Top 100 in April. The new EP features five tracks that explore the themes of love, loss and loneliness, making the EP a relatable listen for anyone, no matter what road he or she may be on.

The native Texan gained national media attention after winning the title of runner-up on Season 6 of the NBC hit series, The Voice, where he reached Top 20 on Billboard Heat Seekers for his renditions of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" and Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes." Worthington’s first EP, which he released in October 2015, debuted at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The first single off that project, “Just Keep Falling in Love,” reached Top 50 on the Music Row Chart and Top 30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, with the music video premiering on GAC and CMT, among others. Last summer, while on his How Do You Honky Tonk Summer Tour, Worthington released the first single off the Hell of a Highway EP, which carries the same name as the tour and now lists as the first track on the collection. 

In celebration of the release of Hell of a Highway, Worthington will be performing tonight at Bubba’s at Tiki in Galveston, TX.

Fans can purchase Hell of a Highway here.

Hell of a Highway

1. How Do You Honky Tonk

(Jake Worthington, Jody Booth)


2. Big Time Lonesome

(Wil Nance, JB Rudd)


3. A Lot of Room to Talk

(Wyatt McCubbin, Carson Chamberlain, Tony Lane)


4. Hell of a Highway

(Ronny Vines, Ronald Young)


5. Don't Think Twice

(Jake Worthington, Jason Stringer)


About Jake Worthington:
Growing up in the small town of La Porte, TX, country singer-songwriter and recent NBC The Voice star, Jake Worthington, spent his days fishing, mudding and playing sports. Worthington gained the title of runner-up on Season 6 of the Voice while under the guidance of country music superstar Blake Shelton in 2014. While on the show, Worthington quickly became a fan favorite, with his renditions of "Right Here Waiting" and "Don't Close Your Eyes" reaching the Top 20 on Billboard Heatseekers. In October of 2015, Worthington released his first EP, debuting at #16 on Billboard Heatseekers and #44 on Billboard Country Albums. His first single off the EP, "Just Keep Falling in Love," reached Top 50 on the Music Row Chart and Top 30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, with a video that debuted on GAC and CMT, among others. The Texas-native released his follow-up single, "How Do You Honky Tonk," in the summer of 2016 and hit the road on the How Do You Honky Tonk Summer Tour, which was sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans and Ernie Ball. Amidst touring, Worthington released his sophomore EP, Hell of a Highway, on May 19, 2017, which can be purchased here.


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Jake Worthington (The Voice) Tour Dates

03/09/2024 : Bluebird Café at C2C: London,
03/14/2024 : Sagebrush: Austin, TX
03/16/2024 : Texas Club: Baton Rouge, LA
03/30/2024 : Outlaws & Legends Fest: Abilene, TX
04/04/2024 : The Cosmic Cowboy Eclipse Fest: Hillsboro, TX
04/06/2024 : John T. Floore Country Store: Helotes, TX
04/11/2024 : Country Thunder Arizona 2024: Florence Gardens Mobile Home Park, AZ
04/12/2024 : Flora-Bama: Pensacola, FL
04/20/2024 : Two Step Inn 2024: Georgetown, TX
04/26/2024 : Stagecoach 2024: Indio, CA
05/02/2024 : Scotiabank Saddledome: Calgary, AB
05/04/2024 : Abbotsford Centre: Abbotsford, BC
05/25/2024 : Whitewater Amphitheater: New Braunfels, TX
05/26/2024 : Billy Bob's: Fort Worth, TX
06/20/2024 : Country Jam 2024: Grand Junction, CO
06/28/2024 : Country Thunder Bristol 2024: Bristol, TN
07/06/2024 : The Old Coupland Inn & Danceha: Coupland, TX
07/12/2024 : Windy City Smokeout 2024: Chicago, Illinois
07/18/2024 : Country Thunder Wisconsin 2024: Twin Lakes, WI
07/19/2024 : Faster Horses Festival 2024: Brooklyn, MI
07/25/2024 : Headwaters Country Jam 2024: Three Forks, MT
07/25/2024 : The Bridge at Three Forks: Cardwell, MT
08/01/2024 : Big Valley Jamboree 2024: Camrose, AB
08/02/2024 : Watershed Festival 2024: Quincy, WA
08/08/2024 : Voice of America MetroPark: West Chester, OH
08/24/2024 : The 6th Annual Hootenanny: Pennsboro, WV

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!