Carson McHone’s Carousel Is An Album “You Need to Hear This Fall” (Wide Open Country), Adds Dates With John Paul White and Charley Crockett

Rising Austin, TX alt-country singer and songwriter Carson McHone will release her new album Carousel on October 26th, and it’s already getting some serious early press love. Wide Open Country included Carousel in their round-up of the “Country and Americana Albums You Need To Hear This Fall,” saying:

“McHone expands her sonic palette on Carousel. Teaming up with veteran producer Mike McCarthy seems like a natural fit. It finds her digging deep on ‘Dram Shop Gal’ and ‘Spider Song.’ The ever-charming ‘Maybe They’re Just Really Good Friends’ is an instant classic while lead single ‘Sad’ is a sharp self-aware ache that warbles with pedal steel and McHone’s soulful country vocals.”

Carson will tour coast-to-coast in support of the record, and recently added dates opening for John Paul White and Charley Crockett to her tour. She also plays Brooklyn, NY November 13th with Zephaniah O’Hora and Nashville on November 17th with Lillie Mae. A full list of dates can be found here.

Listen to “Sad,” the first single from Carousel here

Here’s more of what folks are saying about Carson and Carousel:

“Carson McHone nods to her honky-tonk past — and pushes beyond it — with the upcoming Carousel.”

-Rolling Stone Country

“[‘Sad’ is] a self-aware take on the hard luck heartbreak that often finds its way into such songs.”

-American Songwriter

“These are fabulous songs which, in the current multi-genre state of country music, forge their own path with confidence and without a hint of pretentiousness”

-Country Music Magazine (UK) – 5-star review

“McHone has always struck me as something of a country and Americana variant of Cat Power or Moe Bandy. She possesses an beguiling wistfulness in slower songs that place her in a unique arena of Americana, but can present the same tongue in cheek observations that make country music so fun…every song is heart wrenchingly good.”

-Now/It’s Nashville