Chancey Williams Proves That Cowboys Are In On “One Of These Days”
Arguably, there’s no one better to tell stories about horses than a former Saddle Bronc athlete himself. Chancey Williams, influenced by his upbringing in the Wyoming countryside, allows these experiences to translate into song lyrics. His newest album One Of These Days, which dropped today, takes a raw and authentic approach.
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“I co-wrote eleven of the twelve songs on the new record and I’m really proud of it. I think it speaks to where I am at this point, creatively,” said Williams of the project. “Trent Willmon and I have really found the space we want to be in. I’m really excited to have a song on this one with Jody Stevens, who brings an entirely different perspective, and to have been able to write some tunes with guys like Brice Long and Bobby Pinson - I really look up to all these folks. To top it off, the musicians on here are really the best, top notch people I’m lucky to work with," Williams said in a press release.
The album’s title stems from Williams’ unique perspective as both a rodeo competitor and country singer. “The lifestyle of a rodeo cowboy and the lifestyle of country music singers look pretty much the same - you travel from town to town, and then you perform that night,” he reflected on social media.
Williams is a name we’re surely keeping our eyes on. With an upcoming headlining tour, a spot at this year’s CMA fest, and performances with Parker McCollum and Dierks Bentley, he’s quickly taking over the country music scene.
In One Of These Days, Williams helps us rediscover what it means to be a cowboy. The neotraditional record echoes the sounds we grew up on in an innovative way. His refreshingly honest lyrics, stark storytelling and signature twang make it easy to love this cowboy. This project feels genuine and we are here for it.