Traditionalist Charlie Worsham has plenty to be thankful for these days. As he drops his major label debut record "Rubberband," the singer-songwriter is basking in the spotlight, which includes an opening act slot on Taylor Swift's sold-out Red Tour earlier this year. With Top 25 hit "Could It Be" at radio, Worsham is certainly blessed, and above all, he has no regrets.
"I don't have any regrets," he tells Billboard. "Certainly, there are lessons I’ve learned in the process of making the album, and it makes me excited, hopefully, to have the chance to make a second record, and put those lessons to work. I think we gave everything that we had to give."
"Everything was right for the record, all the mistakes included. There are pops, lines, and notes all over the place – maybe even a few out of tune guitars, but it’s the best way we knew how to make that first record. If we went back and changed something, it wouldn’t be the first record."
On being able to travel around the country with Swift, he notes the experience was worth every minute. He explains, "She is such a gracious host, and she knows how to treat people right – whether you’re in her band, or you’re the opening act, the crew, or whatever it is. I had a first class seat to watch one of our format’s top entertainers night after night. I enjoyed watching her set, and watching the fans react to her."
He adds, "That was a master class in entertainment, one for which I’ll be grateful."