James was interviewed by Preshias Harris with Country Music News International Magazine and Radio show talking everything from balancing a music and medical career, his new single “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere” and his Unsung Heroes program honoring veterans. Click here to read the article now!
Sports and Entertainment Nashville talks with James about breaking through and getting somewhere with his new single release “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere”. James explains what it was like to work with renowned producer Buddy Cannon and his hometown of Kellyville, Oklahoma changing its name to Somewhere, Oklahoma for a day to support the single release. Click here to read the full article.
To show their support of his new single “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere James Robert Webb’s hometown Kellyville, Oklahoma changed their name for a day to Somewhere, Oklahoma. James was honored at a ceremony where he and the mayor changed the name together on the town’s sign. Click here to read the All Access article.
Other media coverage on the Somewhere, OK name change include:
James Robert Webb was interviewed by Nashville Country Club on his new single “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere”. He talks about working with legendary producer Buddy Cannon, his hometown changing its name for a day to support him, the upcoming music video and more. Click here to read the article and watch the interview.
NashVegas asks James about becoming a musician, his biggest musical influences, his first trip to Nashville and the story behind “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere”. Learn more about James Robert Webb and his new single by clicking here to read the article.
Grubs and Grooves talks to James about growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, what it was like to work with producer Buddy Cannon, where his inspiration for his songs comes from, his favorite food and of course about the new single! Click here to read more.
James performed at one of the most iconic music venues in Tulsa, Cain's Ballroom, to support a great cause on August 24, 2018. Boots & Bowties is Assistance in Health Care's (AHC) largest fundraising event. AHC is dedicated to lifting some of the financial burdens cancer patients experience while receiving treatment. They help with life expenses such as groceries, utilities and childcare.
James was interviewed and performed on Good Day Tulsa, News Channel 8 on August 21, 2018. He talked about his upcoming performance at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa as the entertainment for the 10th Annual Boots & Bowties. Boots & Bowties is the largest fundraising event for Assistance in Healthcare. Click here to view the segment.
James spent the day at the track with the Brand New Muscle Car team as they debuted the first car on their new series on the Velocity Channel. James performed at the wrap party at Oklahoma Joe's for the Brand New Muscle Car team and the Velocity crew and had a blast mixing music and muscle cars!
James was delighted to be a part of the ever-popular Coca-Cola Summer Concert Series this July at the Riverwalk Jenks in Oklahoma. The Riverwalk is a popular destination for the locals offering a variety of restaurants and entertainment.
Continuing his busy July, James performed at JJ's Grill in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The family-friendly event provided a unique atmosphere, delicious food and great music for the local crowd.
James performed at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ July 15th to help raise money for the local Food for Kids Backpack Program. The first 500 people to donate $10 to the program got a free plate of BBQ. The event was sponsored by iHeart Radio, Oklahoma Joe's, News Channel 6, Food for Kids and TulsaPeople.
James kicked off a busy July performing in Palestine, TX at the "KYYK It Up a Notch" Celebration hosted by KYYK 98.3 radio. The family-friendly event took place in Reagan Park starting with a small parade and a car and bike show. Followed by a patriotic costume contest, James Lann performance, community picnic, snow cones, face painting and balloon animals then James Robert Webb took the stage.
Forget everything you know — or think you know — about country musicians. James Robert Webb breaks virtually all those stereotypes.
A songwriter, guitarist and singer, Webb flew out to California from his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week to join a Saturday night concert at Solvang Festival Theater to raise money to rebuild Rancho Alegre Boy Scout Camp and Outdoor School...
[Photo by Len Wood]
Country Music People Magazine | August 2017
Last year I gave James Robert Webb’s album Pictures a three star review in this magazine and said I felt he wasn’t doing anything that scores of other artists were not also doing .... well, I am happy to say now he is. The writing has matured and the delivery has acquired hooks that make the listener sit up and take notice.
It would be easy to suggest the highlight of this album is the clever choice and treatment of two cover versions. Several people have recorded George Strait’s Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her, including the excellent Keith Whitley and more recently Jon Pardi, and luminaries including Alan Jackson, Josh Turner and Leann Rimes have all released credible versions of The Possum’s He Stopped Loving Her Today. What the man manages to achieve here is the impression these songs were written for him; and in fact the treatments, especially of the latter, might actually lead some younger fans to think they were.
However the self penned tracks are equally as good. James Robert Webb has a classy and classic country vocal style and he has written some mighty ne songs to show it off. There is still the unashamed Brooks and Dunn style, especially in Honky Tonk Revival and Hard Workin’ Women but with Kix and Ronnie not releasing new product this is a refreshing touch of nostalgia. Similarly Man On A Mission could have been an Alan Jackson single fteen or so years ago and is possibly the most obvious radio play on the album (complete with AJ’s trademark long play out). I particularly enjoyed the lyrics of Call Me Anytime principally because they appealed to my sense of humour in several places, but all these songs are well constructed and demonstrate, for me anyway, that new country music in the traditional style is still able to make itself heard through the mire produced by the modern Nashville machine.
I believe Mr Webb is still a practicing physician which may account for the small number of forthcoming gigs on his website. A year ago I said I doubted I could sit through a whole show, but if these songs are what you get from the stage now I would be delighted to do so – and lead the shouts for more.
Chris Smith, Country Music People
Rising singer/songwriter from Oklahoma delivers another winning collection of songs.
After scoring some success with his first album (Pictures) via Bison Creek Entertainment, James Robert Webb is back with Honky Tonk Revival his sophomore album and it certainly isn't a sophomore slump. On the contrary, it is better in every way (even though the diversity of country sounds remains the same) with better vocals, tighter songwriting and pointed production choices.
"Six Strings & The Truth" opens the record in a way one might expect from a classic Garth Brooks song. It definitely is a statement song for James as an artist (he puts his heart and honesty on his sleeve) and with the thumping percussive backbeat, it's the right song to start the record (and likely his concert performances this year). If you know hard working women, well, James Robert Webb's song "Hard Working Women" is something for them. It's a song about all the women who are "underpaid but loving overtime."
James Robert Webb co-wrote most of the record with his friend, rising songwriter Alex Dooley. Their songs together, "Honky Tonk Revival," "Heart Hangover," "You Can Call Me Anytime," "American Beauty" and "Man On A Mission" run the gamut of country sounds and all deserve airplay slots on radio if the time should come with rocker "American Beauty" being the most obvious choice. Another Alex Dooley song, "Slow One," (which he co-wrote with Jeff Silvey) is the kind of classic George Strait-like song that says, yeah, you're listening to great country music.
Speaking of George Strait, there's a fine cover of "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her"" on this record which is updated to suit James' own style and is paired with a strong and unique take on the greatest country song ever recorded® on "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Yes, THAT Song. And that's what's great about James Robert Webb's Honky Tonk Revival. Every song works and he's never been in better voice. I look forward to hearing what he has coming up next.
Nashville, Tenn. (May 19, 2017) -- Country singer/songwriter James Robert Webb is celebrating the release of his second album, Honky Tonk Revival (Bison Creek Records). The 11-track compilation features his current single, "Six Strings & The Truth," which was ranked by iTunes Country as one of its top pre-sales. Honky Tonk Revival has scored rave reviews and boasts a blend of original singles as well as covers of the iconic "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her" in honor of his musical heroes George Jones and George Strait.
The versatile singer and multi-instrumentalist teamed with producer/songwriter Daniel Kleindienst to launch the project. It's the follow-up to Webb's Pictures album they collaborated on which earned two Top 40 hits on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart for his 2016 singles, "How That Feels" and "Makin' Love Tonight."
Despite success generated from his breakout album, the artist holds the new recordings in a special place. "For me it's all about the music and with this album you can absolutely hear the growth in my songwriting and evolving sound. I would put this project right up next to anything that's out there now as far as writing and sound," says Webb.
Check out the album's full track list below.
Honky Tonk Revival Track Listing:
1. Six Strings & The Truth
2. Hard Workin' Women
3. Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her
4. Honky Tonk Revival
5. He Stopped Loving Her Today
6. Heart Hangover
7. Slow One
8. Call Me Anytime
9. American Beauty
10. Falling Star
11. Man On A Mission
*Review copies of Honky Tonk Revival available upon request
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Media Contacts for James Robert Webb:
Kay Waggoner Burney / (615) 305-6745
The Verdict Overall, James Robert Webb delivers on his brand new album Honky Tonk Revival. He manages to stay true to his musical roots. It garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Honky Tonk Revival is the sophomore album by James Robert Webb to be released May 19th 2017 on the Bison Creek Records label. After hearing this album, I got to get my hands on his first two albums. There are so many great tracks on this album such as Hard Workin Women, Honky Tonk Revival, Slow One, Call Me Anytime and much more. James also covered two great songs He Stopped Loving Her Today (originally recorded by the great George Jones) and Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her (originally recorded by George Strait). His vocals are smooth and clear and instrumentation is remarkable. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to anyone’s country music library.