Country singer Charlie Worsham has become a favorite among the music community since the release of his first EP back in 2013. Worsham performs at the Franklin Theatre Saturday, January 12 at 8 p. To get you ready for the show, here are the seven things to know about Charlie Worsham.
1His sophomore album made Rolling Stones list
Worsham’s second album titled “Beginning of Things” was released in 2017 and was listed on Rolling Stones’ 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017.
2He is a Mississippi native
Worsham is a Mississipi native. He attended Grenada High School and went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music before making his way to Music City.
3He is actively involved in music education
Worsham is actively involved in music education and, last year he founded the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund supports the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—his hometown—who possess the uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first year, the organization has raised nearly $50,000.
4Worsham debuted at the Opry in 1998
Debuting at the Opry back in 1998 at the age of 13, Worsham had just won the Junior National Banjo Competition in Smithville, Tennessee. He wrote a letter to Mike Snider asking if he could perform at the Opry where he had 67 friends and family in the audience.
520 years later, he got married at the Opry
20 years after his Opry debut, Worsham married Kristen Korzenowski on the Opry stage. The couple met through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
6He published a book
Worsham is not only a musician/songwriter; he’s also an author. His debut book, Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, And One Man’s Country Music Journey features a forward written by country legend Marty Stuart. His book is centered on the three words of advice Stuart gave him -“Follow Your Heart,” which Worsham uses as his guide in life even with a reminder inked on his arm.
7He’s opened for some big acts
He’s been on tour opening for Taylor Swift, Brothers Osborne, Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert and more.
Now that you know a few things about Charlie Worsham, go hear him live at the Franklin Theatre on Saturday, January 12, 8 p. It’s a show you won’t want to miss. Worsham shared on his Facebook page it’s “one of my all-time favorite venues” and Paul Franklin will be joining him playing the steel guitar. Purchase your tickets online here.