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Today, Virginia roots/rock band 49 Winchester have released “All I Need,” the latest preview of their upcoming album Fortune Favors The Bold. “All I Need,” written by frontman Isaac Gibson, is available to stream/download worldwide here.
To accompany the release of the new track, Magnet Magazine premiered the official music video for “All I Need” yesterday (28/4). Calling them “one of the country’s most promising new outfits,” Magnet Magazine shared the video alongside a feature with Isaac Gibson. Describing the track, Gibson explained that “it’’s an account of what it’s like to step into our shoes for a day — six guys crammed inside a van living out their dreams.” He added, “being in this band has been the greatest joy of my life, and being out there chasing this dream is all I want to do. We are grateful for this life on the road, playing for new faces every night across the country, and that’s what’s at the heart of this song. It’s a thank you note”. Watch the “All I Need” music video, created by Brandon Wood at IndieBling.com, here.
Fortune Favors The Bold is set to be released 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 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.”
The latest video premiere with Magnet Magazine follows SPIN’s premiere of the music video for the album’s lead-off track, “Annabel,” Wide Open Country’s premiere of the “Russell County Line” video, and the legendary Nashville live music venue, EXIT/IN’s premiere of the band’s video for “Damn Darlin’”.
ABOUT 49 WINCHESTER:
Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighbourhood 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 as well as their recently announced Firewater Festival. The band’s live show continues to impress. After their multiple appearances at the SXSW Music Festival as well as Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion in Austin, TX last month, Magnet Magazine said “49 Winchester has a bright future ahead as an outlaw-country institution.”
49 Winchester’s Fortune Favors The Bold will be available across digital retailers, on CD, and standard black vinyl. A stamped & numbered to 500 bronze colour 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” colour vinyl edition limited to 500 sold out immediately, however, the standard black vinyl edition, as well as limited edition, autographed compact discs are available for pre-order now via New West Records.