Chancey Williams pays tribute to the blue-collar worker with new single, “Paycheck Down”

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2023) - Continuing to stay true to his roots and write about what he knows, former saddle bronc athlete-turned-country artist Chancey Williams releases his drum-driven ode to the blue-collar worker (and where that worker puts their money after-hours), “Paycheck Down” - available today on all digital platforms. The boot-stomping barn-burner, which follows his album release One of These Days (3/28), was co-written by Williams with Brice Long, and produced by Trent Wilmon. Fans got a first listen of the tune yesterday (5/25) when it premiered exclusively with The Boot, who called it a “jaunty country shuffler” that “captures the pure joy that comes with receiving one’s paycheck and readying for a weekend of celebrations - cowboy style, of course.”

“I love this song. It was the first song I ever wrote with my friend Brice Long. This is a young workin’ man’s tune,” Williams told The Boot. “The kid in the song is a ranch worker, but really it applies to any kind of blue-collar hard work. Reminds me of when you were young and you just work all week for that paycheck, and then blow it on the weekend, figuring, “I’ll worry about next week, next week. Haha.”

One of These Days released to rave reviews, supported by the likes of People, Billboard, Taste of Country, Whiskey Riff, Holler, and Saving Country Music, who said of the project, “If we could wave a magic wand and instantly remake mainstream country music into something much better than what it is today, Chancey Williams and his new album One of These Days would not be a bad wish at all.”

The twelve-track collection includes several previously released tunes, kicking off with “old school… eye-for-an-eye” (Digital Journal) barn burner “The Saint,” as well as “festive boot stompin’ Irish jam” (Whiskey Riff) “On the Tear Tonight,” tempo, play on words “Look Good Leavin’,” “poignantly weighty” ballad (The Country Note) “If I Die Before You Wake,” refreshingly honest, beat-driven “Blame It On the Rain,” and “Hideaway” - “a mellow song with Western roots and a bit of an island vibe” (My Country 95.5). In addition to the six previously released songs, One of These Days features six new tracks - from upbeat, lovestruck “Bordertown Whiskey,” to the retrospective, bittersweet “Talk About a Memory.”

Williams most recently stepped into the famous Opry circle and made his highly anticipated Grand Ole Opry debut on April 22. Next, he’ll take the Dr. Pepper Amp Stage at this year’s CMA Music Festival, performing Saturday, June 11.

Press Release via Elicity PR

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