Joshua Ray Walker Is A Rolling Stone “New Country and Americana Artist You Need To Know,” Also Rising At Americana Radio
Joshua Ray Walker, the Dallas, TX singer and songwriter whose stunning debut Wish You Were Here has been released to an ever louder chorus of praise, has been named by Rolling Stone one of the “10 New Country and Americana Artists You Need To Know” in their latest round-up.
Saying he sounds like “George Jones fronting Uncle Tupelo,” Rolling Stone goes on to say that Walker’s debut announces him “as a gifted singer-songwriter who can devastate with details or wring offbeat humor out of his work like one of his heroes, Guy Clark.”
Wish You Were Here is also quickly rising up the Americana radio charts. After only five weeks on the chart, the album is #34 on the albums chart, while album standout “Canyon” is #40 on the singles chart.
Watch the video for the devastating “Canyon” here.
Here’s what else press has been saying about Walker and Wish You Were Here:
"Joshua Ray Walker’s debut feels less like a shaky first album and more like a portfolio of greatest hits."
“Destined to be one of the year's finest records thanks to tracks such as ‘Canyon’ and ‘Working Girl,’ both of which are stunning examples of the way that Walker blends lyrics and melodies into tunes that will make you think, laugh and cry — or all three at once.”
-The Boot (2019 Artist to Watch)
“A lyricist gifted beyond his young years.”
“One of the most exciting voices to come out of Texas this year, Dallas-born singer-songwriter Joshua Ray Walker follows in the footsteps of Lone Star State greats like Rodney Crowell and Guy Clark with his new album Wish You Were Here. Country purists, look no further than Walker.”
-Wide Open Country (2019 Artist To Watch)
“No-skip collection of country jewels"
-Dallas Morning News
“Walker is on a trajectory that could make him one of the most powerful voices in Americana music."
-D Magazine (Dallas, TX)
"Expressing utter despair in gentle slurs and serene hope with a sweet twang, as innocent as Walker’s face. The stories he tells have all the hallmarks of someone wise enough to not simply overcome their struggles but to learn from them as well."