In Josh Thompson, working-class country has found its most authentic spokesman in a generation. A compelling singer, he is an artist whose songwriting reflects both the gritty realities of blue-collar life and the beer-fueled release of the Friday-night honky-tonk.
His work ethic, the honesty in his writing and the energy in his performances have combined to make Josh a powerful new voice in country music. Thompson’s Columbia Nashville debut, Way Out Here, showcases the man who has lived the music he makes. "I love the blue collar honky-tonk crowd," he says, "the men and women that, like it says in 'Beer on the Table,' pretty much work their butts off all week and like to have a good time Friday night, because that's who I am--a working guy that got lucky enough to get a recording contract."
Josh hit Nashville in January of 2005 with just eight band gigs and a handful of acoustic gigs under his belt. After seven months of writers' nights, networking and his first attempts at co-writing, he landed a publishing deal with Ash Street Music. In April of 2008, Josh signed a management deal with Creek House Entertainment's Julianne Drennon. More recently, he has opened for artists including Jamey Johnson to Hank Jr., thrilling an ever-widening audience with his brand of high-energy country.
Way Out Here