• SAM WILLIAMS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM GLASSHOUSE CHILDREN TODAY VIA MERCURY NASHVILLE.

    [‘Can’t Fool Your Own Blood’ is] a haunting performance worthy of his surname.” – Rolling Stone

    He has his own highly creative soul.” – MusicRow

     Sam Williams is proving that he absolutely has the skills as a singer and songwriter in the world of country music.” – Wide Open Country

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 20, 2021) – Today, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams releases his much talked about debut album, Glasshouse Children, via Mercury Nashville.  

    Glasshouse Children is available everywhere now HERE.

    Glasshouse Children is an introspective meditation on hurt and healing, growth and loss, and sin and redemption, but more than that, it’s a reckoning with fate and freewill and the family ties that bind us. Sam’s skyscraping vocals shine through these ten lush, cinematic songs, as he delivers gut-wrenching, honest and plainspoken lyrics with raw vulnerability and deep empathy.

    Glasshouse Children has been a long time coming and it feels amazing to finally have it out in the world,” says Sam. “I really wanted to experiment with a variety of different sounds on this album and push the boundaries of what Country music is. All the while, keeping that honest, gut-wrenching lyricism and diving into somewhat heavy topics, not only for myself, but for everybody else who’s out there listening and wrestling with the same questions I am. At the end of the day, I wasn’t interested in making something just to say I did it or to pat myself on the back for honoring some kind of family tradition. I wanted to honor that legacy and carry it on in my own way with truth and integrity.”

    Williams recorded the album primarily in Nashville with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw), and other producers such as 5 time GRAMMY-nominated producer Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe), Sean McConnell, Bobby Holland and more. The record features the previously released songs, “Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton),” “Kids” (Feat. Keith Urban),” “10-4,” ”Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” “SHUTEYE” and “The World: Alone.”

    Earlier this week, Sam shared, “Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton),” ahead of the album’s release. The song was written a few years ago by Sam and Mary Gauthier and produced by Bobby Holland and Sean McConnell and features Country music icon, Dolly Parton. It premiered on The Zane Lowe Show on Apple Music 1 and was on the cover of Apple Music’s global flagship playlist New Music Daily. Watch Sam discuss the origins of the song with Zane HERE.

    Sam also recently performed “The World: Alone” and “Glasshouse Children,” as a part of Vevo DSCVR’s performance series.

     

    Glasshouse Children Track Listing:

    1. Glasshouse Children
    2. Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)
    3. Can’t Fool Your Own Blood
    4. Bulleit Blues
    5. 10-4
    6. Wild Girl
    7. Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)
    8. SHUTEYE
    9. Hopeless Romanticism
    10. The World: Alone
  • SAM WILLIAMS RELEASES NEW SONG “HAPPY ALL THE TIME” FEATURING DOLLY PARTON.

    Ahead of the release of his debut album, Glasshouse Children, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams releases a brand-new song, “Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton),” today via Mercury Nashville. “Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)” is available on all DSPs now HERE.

     

     

    “Happy All The Time” was written a few years ago by Sam and Mary Gauthier and produced by Bobby Holland and Sean McConnell and features country music icon, Dolly Parton. The wistful and moving track is a reflection of the struggles to fill the kind of void that no material wealth ever could.

    “Happy All Time Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)” premiered this morning on The Zane Lowe Show on Apple Music 1 and is currently the cover of Apple Music’s global flagship playlist New Music Daily. Watch Sam discuss the origins of the song with Zane HERE.

    To date, Sam has shared six songs as a taste of what’s to come from Glasshouse Children — “Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)” was preceded by “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban),” “10-4,” ”Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” “SHUTEYE” and “The World: Alone,” a song he released in honor of his late sister Katie Williams’ 28th birthday. The tracks have received critical acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter, Billboard, NPR and Rolling Stone who praised “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood” as “a haunting performance worthy of his surname.”

  • SAM WILLIAMS REVEALS VIDEO FOR “10-4.”

    Sam Williams and Zelly Dugan (Photo Credit: Tristan Cusick)

     

    Today, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams shares the video for “10-4.” Directed by Kwaku Ospinto and shot in the remote woods of Joelton, Tenn. and at Marrowbone Lake in Nashville, Tenn., the video captures the feeling of idealizing a perfect love that can seem so pure and simple, but in reality, is a lot more complex.

    Watch the video for “10-4” now HERE.

     

    Listening to ‘10-4’ as a song, you may not think of it as idealistic or wishful, it may just sound feel-good,” says Williams. “With this video, I wanted to explore the complexity of relationships and the idea that things are not always as they seem. It’s not clear if the relationship portrayed is real or was all a dream of what love could be like. I love the abstractness of the video and hope it’s not what the listener would expect.

    Originally released in May, “10-4” was co-written by Sam and Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack), and produced by Jaren Johnston (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett).

    Earlier this month, Williams announced that his debut album, Glasshouse Children, is set to arrive August 20 via Mercury Nashville. Ahead of the release, he shared a brand-new song, “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban).” “Kids” was written by Hank Compton, Boots Ottestad (Robbie Williams, Tim McGraw) and Eric Arejes (Tim McGraw, Thompson Square, Rachel Wammack), produced by Jaren Johnston (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett) and features Keith Urban on electric guitar. Listen to “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)” now HERE.

    To date, Sam has shared five songs as a taste of what’s to come from Glasshouse Children — “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)” was preceded by “10-4,” ”Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” “SHUTEYE” and “The World: Alone,” a song he released in honor of his late sister Katie Williams’ 28th birthday. The tracks have received critical acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter, Billboard, NPR and Rolling Stone who praised “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood” as “a haunting performance worthy of his surname.”

  • SAM WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM GLASSHOUSE CHILDREN ARRIVES AUGUST 20th VIA MERCURY NASHVILLE.

    Today, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams has announced his debut album, Glasshouse Children, is arriving August 20th via Mercury Nashville. Watch the teaser trailer for the album HERE.

    Pre-order Glasshouse Children HERE

    Glasshouse Children is an introspective meditation on hurt and healing, growth and loss, and sin and redemption, but more than that, it’s a reckoning with fate and freewill and the family ties that bind us. Sam’s skyscraping vocals shine through these ten lush, cinematic songs, as he delivers gut-wrenching, honest and plainspoken lyrics with raw vulnerability and deep empathy.

    To bring the album to life, Williams recorded primarily in Nashville with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw), and other producers such as 5 time GRAMMY-nominated producer Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe), Sean McConnell, Bobby Holland and more. The record includes co-writes with notable songwriters such as Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Sean McConnell (Little Big Town, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts), Justin Parker (Lana Del Ray, Dua Lipa) and Jaren Johnston. It also features collaborations with country music icon Dolly Parton on “Happy All the Time,” and the legendary Keith Urban who plays guitar on “Kids.”

    Ahead of the release, today, Sam shares “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban).”  Of the song, Williams says “Kids is a reflection of the monotonous negativity that comes with staying in the same town your entire life. While you want to get out, you still feel like a child, so you stay and continue the cycle.” “Kids” was written by Hank Compton, Boots Ottestad (Robbie Williams, Tim McGraw) and Eric Arejes (Tim McGraw, Thompson Square, Rachel Wammack), produced by Jaren Johnston (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett) and features Keith Urban on electric guitar. Listen to “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)” now HERE.

    To date, Sam has shared five songs as a taste of what’s to come from Glasshouse Children — “Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)” was preceded by “10-4,” “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” “SHUTEYE” and “The World: Alone,” a song he released in honor of his late sister Katie Williams’ 28th birthday. The tracks have received critical acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter, Billboard, NPR and Rolling Stone who praised “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood” as “a haunting performance worthy of his surname.”

    This past April, Sam made his television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood.” Shot in one take at his grandfather Hank Williams Sr.’s house in Franklin, Tenn., the camera weaves in between different rooms of the abandoned home as Sam delivers a beautifully intimate performance highlighting his vocal prowess. Watch it now.

     

    Glasshouse Children Track Listing:

    1. Glasshouse Children
    2. Happy All The Time (Feat. Dolly Parton)
    3. Can’t Fool Your Own Blood
    4. Bulleit Blues
    5. 10-4
    6. Wild Girl
    7. Kids (Feat. Keith Urban)
    8. SHUTEYE
    9. Hopeless Romanticism
    10. The World: Alone
  • SAM WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE.

    Photo I.D. (L-R): Missi Gallimore (Owner & CEO, T.R.U.T.H. Management), Sam Williams, Cindy Mabe (President, UMG Nashville), Mike Dungan (Chairman & CEO, UMG Nashville)
    Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, June 8, 2021) – UMG Nashville signs singer songwriter Sam Williams. The grandson of country pioneer Hank Williams and the son of outlaw legend Hank Jr., Sam Williams is the latest in a long line of American originals, however, he offers far more than just his family name. Sam sings with his own singular voice and he writes in his own singular style, fusing gut-wrenching honesty and plainspoken poetics with raw vulnerability and deep empathy.

    Sam Williams celebrates the signing of his record deal with UMG Nashville on the front porch of his grandfather Hank Williams’ farmhouse. (Franklin, Tenn. – June 2021)
    Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

    “We are so proud and excited that Sam Williams is joining Universal Music Group,” says Cindy Mabe, President UMG Nashville. “Sam’s talent is timeless and boundless. He has such an incredible way of communicating and emotes as if he’s channeling feelings from another place; somewhere deep inside himself. His powerful, soulful vocals combine with his introspective storytelling to fully immerse you into Sam’s own life making you feel everything he feels. He’s such a special talent and I believe Sam’s music will help lead country music into its next evolution.”

    Sam’s Glasshouse Children is expected later this summer. Early releases from the debut album, “Shuteye,” “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” “The World: Alone,” and the most recent “10-4,” have garnered critical acclaim from American Songwriter, Billboard, NPR, The Tennessean, Rolling Stone and more. Sam made his national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in April performing “Can’t Fool You Own Blood,” a song which earned the soulful performer a standing ovation following his Grand Ole Opry debut (view Sam’s My Opry Debut HERE). Pre-save Glasshouse Children HERE.

     

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