Clay Walker’s “Catching Up With An Ol’ Memory”
Impacting at Radio on February 22
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Show Dog Nashville recording artist Clay Walker doesn’t want to be cornered into picking a favorite track from his new album Texas To Tennessee, but that hasn’t stopped others. While there’s room for debate, “Catching Up With An Ol’ Memory” has been widely hailed – by fans, critics and business associates – as the nexus of the collection’s themes and Walker’s strengths as a writer and vocalist. To that point, the song has been selected as his next single, going for airplay on February 22.
Well before the national rollout, the song is already in rotation at major market country stations such as KSCS/Dallas, and WSOC/Charlotte, with strong listener feedback at both. “We just couldn’t wait to get this song on the air early. I’ve seen first-hand how Clay can captivate and energize an audience. Clay Walker is a star, and this song is going to be a big hit,” WSOC’s John Reynolds praised. The tune is also receivi airplay at KILT/Houston; WKML/Fayetteville, NC; WDAF/Kansas City and WEZL/Charleston, SC.
Written with Jaron Boyer, George Birge and Lalo Guzman, the song flips the familiar “drinking alone” idea on its head. “We had the opening and melody, but just couldn’t hit the hook,” Walker says of the writing session. “I said, ‘He’s not sad. This is a good moment for him. He’s just catching up with an old memory.’ I told them it was just paying homage to an old Keith Whitley song … ‘Between An Old Memory And Me.'”
In addition to writing that echoes one of Walker’s heroes, the production is the pinnacle of the album’s balance between contemporary and classic sounds. The fresh sonic bed and steel guitar frame an out-front vocal that reveal Walker’s pipes are stronger than ever.
“Singing well is important to me,” he says. “Having integrity in my vocal cords, continuing to take voice lessons and working on my tone – hey, if you’re not trying to get better you never will.”
“Catching Up With An Ol’ Memory” follows the album’s first single, “Need A Bar Sometimes,” which returned Walker to the airplay charts. As the focus track for early 2022, the song will surely be front-and-center at his co-headlining tour with Tracy Lawrence. Included in The Boot’s “2022’s Must-See Country Tours,” it kicks off March 3 in Charlotte. In the meantime, Walker’s solo dates resumed in late January. Details and more info at www.claywalker.com.
Clay Walker on Tour
2/19 Davenport IA Rhythm City Casino
2/25 Sandy Springs, GA Sandy Springs PAC
2/26 Kingsland, GA K-BAY Mardi Gras Festival Free w/ Fair Admission
3/2 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
Clay Walker on Tour with Tracy Lawrence
3/3 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
3/4 Roanoke, VA Burgland Center PAC
3/5 Augusta, GA The Bell Auditorium
3/10 Charleston, WV Charleston Municiple Auditorium
3/11 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theater
3/12 Hunstville, AL Mark C Smith Concert Hall
3/17 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium
3/18 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater
3/19 Owensboro, KY The Sports Center
5/26 El Dorado, AR MAD Amphitheater
5/27 Camdentown, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
5/28 The Cotillion Wichita, KS
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