Floridian country artist Joshua Hedley makes classic, tear-in-my-beer country that sounds like he could've come straight from the '60s era of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. He stresses, however, what he does is not a throwback:

It sounds new because it is new, and it sounds the way it sounds because it’s the only thing I know how to do. I can’t write a song that sounds different. Classic country is like a suit. Nothing about a men’s suit has changed in like 100 years. Classic never goes out of style. Something can’t be a throwback if it’s never been out of style.

His debut album, Mr Jukebox, is out this Friday (4/20) via Third Man and you can listen to the whole thing at NPR and watch videos for "Mr. Jukebox" and "I Never (Shed a Tear)" below.

Joshua is on tour now and in NYC as we speak. If you're in the Times Square area and can take an extended lunch break, he's playing a 2 PM pop-up show today (4/17) at Opry City Stage. He'll also play a free late afternoon show (5 PM) at Rough Trade on Wednesday, April 18 and then will play Brooklyn's Union Pool later Wednesday night with Kendra Morris (tickets).

He'll play the actual Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday for his album's release and has dates scheduled through the summer. All dates are listed below.

Joshua Hedley - Mr Jukebox tracklist:
1. Counting All My Tears
2. Mr. Jukebox
3. Weird Thought Thinker
4. Let’s Take A Vacation
5. These Walls
6. I Never (Shed A Tear)
7. This Time
8. Don’t Waste Your Tears
9. Let Them Talk
10. When You Wish Upon A Star

April 17--NYC--Opry City Stage
April 18—Brooklyn, NY— Rough Trade (5 PM)
April 18—Brooklyn, NY—Union Pool
April 20—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
April 21–22—Charleston, SC—High Water Festival
April 24—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
April 27—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival
April 28—Pioneertown, CA—Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
April 30—West Hollywood, CA—The Roxy
May 1—Los Angeles, CA—Hi Hat
May 3—Evanston, IL—SPACE
May 4—Minneapolis, MN—7th St Entry
May 5—Davenport, IA—Raccoon Motel
May 25—Austin, TX—Hot Luck Festival 2018
July 19—Newtown, Australia—Leadbelly
July 20—Marrickville, Australia—Marrickville Bowling Club
July 21—Castlemaine, Australia—The Bridge Hotel
July 22—Northcote, Australia—Northcote Social Club
July 26—Oakleigh South, Australia—Caravan Music Club
August 2–5—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 3-4—Indianola, IA—Hinterland Festival 2018

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