49 Winchester To Release “Fortune Favors The Bold” 5/13 – Coming To The Brady Music Center On 6/15

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Whiskey Myers with Shane Smith & The Saints, 49 Winchester
6/15/22
Brady Music Center (outdoor stage), 25 Race St, Cincinnati, OH
5:30pm doors, 7pm show, Buy Tickets

49 Winchester will release Fortune Favors The Bold on May 13th, 2022 via New West Records. The 10-track set was co-produced by the band and Stewart Myers (O.A.R., The Infamous Stringdusters) with additional recording & production by Kenny Miles (Wayne Graham). Rolling Stone Country has praised 49 Winchester’s live performance while Whiskey Riff called the band “….one of the greatest up and coming country music acts out there right now.” 49 Winchester’s New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2020 self-released III, which American Songwriter named “…a confident collection that gives voice to the band’s pure, unfettered intents” while Americana Highways called frontman Isaac Gibson’s songwriting “Unforgettable,” saying, “…together they are distinctly and proudly Appalachian — carrying on and reinventing the musical traditions of their region with a sound that is wholly and distinctively their own.”

Today, Wide Open Country premiered the video for “Russell County Line.” Filmed in the band’s hometown of Castlewood, Virginia, the video features a visit to the Clinch River where their neighborhood and childhood homes were situated. It also features the once bustling downtown, with the old train station, post office, hotels still standing from the Appalachian coal boom, having become weathered by the time the band members were growing up in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. The video depicts, quite literally, 49 Winchester revisiting their roots. Frontman Isaac Gibson says, “The drone shots really show how gorgeous Southwest Virginia is. It was great to be able to capture the essence of home on video. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I’m excited for the fans to see it and those who are from far and wide to get a little taste of central Appalachia.” SPIN also previously premiered “Annabel,” the leadoff track from Fortune Favors The Bold as well.

Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighborhood teenage friends set on a calculated DIY path. In 2014 they independently released their eponymous debut, followed by 2018’s The Wind, and 2020’s celebrated III. Reflecting on his early days as a jack-of-all-trades stone mason, where it was about trying to make ends meet in an effort to keep the band rolling along, frontman Gibson can’t help but be grateful for a well-earned notion at the core of the band’s ethos — anything worthwhile in life is built brick-by-brick. “Everything has to be built. And very few people are going to achieve success overnight,” says Gibson. “We didn’t start out as a bunch of hot shot pickers out of Nashville. We started out on the ground floor — very basic songwriting and instrumentation. But we kept working at it, always progressing in what we wanted to do and how we wanted to sound — each song better than the previous one, the show this evening better than last night.”

Since their formation, there have been hundreds of shows and thousands of miles between the starting line in Castlewood and where 49 Winchester stands today as a rapidly rising band. In its essence, Fortune Favors The Bold is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world.

Quickly becoming a standout live act, 49 Winchester have been confirmed to support Whiskey Myers on their Tornillo Summer Tour. The band is also set to appear at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion and multiple appearances at the SXSW Music Festival next week. Additionally, the band are confirmed for NPR’s Mountain Stage, this year’s Floydfest (where they were named the winner of the “On The Rise” award at last year’s festival), Merlefest, Red Wing Roots Music Fest, and will also return to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where they have solidified themselves as a fan favorite. Please see tour dates below, with more to be announced soon.

49 Winchester’s Fortune Favors The Bold will be available across digital retailers, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A stamped & numbered to 500 bronze color vinyl edition will be available exclusively via Vinyl Me, Please while a limited, translucent orange vinyl edition will be available at Independent Retailers. An autographed, “Seaglass Blue” color vinyl edition limited to 500, as well as limited edition autographed compact discs are available for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.

49 Winchester On Tour:

March 11 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
March 16 – Austin, TX – 2:30pm Lambert’s (SXSW – C3 BBQ Showcase) / 5:00pm Jam In The Van
March 17 – Spicewood, TX – Luck Reunion
March 18 – 5:00pm The Pershing (SXSW Paste Magazine Party) / 10:00pm Antone’s (New West Records Showcase)
March 19 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
March 26 – Pineville, KY – Bell Theatre
April 3 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
April 21 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
April 22 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Art Fest
April 23 – Biloxi, MS – Crawfish Music Festival
April 29 – Brevard, NC – 185 King Street
April 30 – Scaly Mountain, NC – Bear Shadow Music Fest
May 1 – North Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
May 5 – Athens, GA – Southern Brewing Company
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
May 10 – New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
May 14 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
May 19 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
May 20 – Elon, NC – Power and Sound Revival
May 21 – Beaufort, NC – Beaufort Music Festival
June 3 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 4 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
June 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre *
June 9 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park *
June 10 – Camdenton, MO – Lake Ozarks Amphtheater *
June 11 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheatre *
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center Festival Park*
June 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit *
June 18 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
June 24 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island – Friday Cheers
June 25 – Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots Music Festival
July 7 – North Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery – Lawn *
July 8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
July 9 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
July 10 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion *
July 12 – Manteo, NC – Roanoke Island Festival Park *
July 14 – Dothan, AL – National Peanut Festival *
July 15 – Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Riverfront Park *
July 16 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre *
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *
July 27-30 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest
August 4 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre *
August 5 – Billings, MT – Magic City Blues Festival *
August 7 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden *
August 11 – Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater *
August 12 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater *
August 13 – Cheyenne, WY – Terry Bison Ranch Resort – Gathering Hall *
September 10 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

* Whiskey Myers with Shane Smith & The Saints, and 49 Winchester

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