The Turnpike Troubadours’ Soar to New Heights With Latest Album
In June when we told you that The Turnpike Troubadours would be releasing the followup to 2012's "Goodbye Normal Street," on Sept. 18, it seemed like a long way off. Well, we obviously weren't the only waiting to get our hands on it.
The band's new self-titled LP peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, thanks to first week sales of 19,400 copies. It's right between Alabama's new album, "Southern Drawl," and Luke Bryan. That's a good week, boys!
Playboy Magazine wrote that they are “wrenching country music out of a staid rut and turning it into something else entirely,” and Noisey writes that the new album is “more mature with a few lessons learned, but still ready to raise some hell."
The new self-titled project was released through Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers, and features 12 new songs from the band ,including “The Mercury,” “Bossier City,” their current radio single “Down Here,” “How Do You Fall Out of Love” and “A Little Song," too.
Since forming in 2007, The Turnpike Troubadours have built a loyal fan base who have purchased and downloaded more than 200,000 of their records. And in between, the guys have graduated from selling out small venues to headlining festivals of 10,000-plus.