Mixing together Tennessee twang and southern storytelling, James Carothers makes throwback country music for modern times. His first full-length album, Relapse, released in May 2017, bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to make a living playing music. James now plays several shows at venues in downtown Nashville each week when he's not on the road. In 2018, James was nominated for an Ameripolitan Award in the "Outlaw Male" category. His hit song "Back to Hank" has received over 4.4 million views on Facebook and his Spotify and Apple Music artist profiles have been streamed over 1.5 million times combined. On September 7, 2018, James will be releasing his newest album, Still Country, Still King: A Tribute to George Jones. James will also be making his Grand Ole Opry debut this year.
When James is not on the road, he plays several shows each week in downtown Nashville, TN. Nashville showtimes are typically added to his schedule 3-4 weeks in advance, so be sure to check back & drop in for a show when you're in Music City!