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Koe Wetzel Arrives at Country Radio: “High Road” With Jessie Murph

Will Perform At Chaifetz Arena On September 18th

With recent releases “Sweet Dreams” and “High Road” both immediately catapulting Koe Wetzel onto the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, with the publication declaring him as “one of 2024’s bigger breakout artists, but certainly no rookie,” he now debuts at country radio as “High Road” with Jessie Murph impacts via RECORDS Nashville today, July 8, ahead of his forthcoming fifth studio album 9 Lives arriving next Friday, July 19 via Columbia Records. Pre-save the album HERE.

Prior to its radio debut, “High Road” has already achieved remarkable streaming success with first week consumption reaching 106,000 and a total of more than 64.3 million worldwide streams to date, plus over 1.7 million views on the official lyric video and over 600,000 first-week views on the official music video, filmed at New York City’s iconic Power Station Studio and directed by Michael Herrick.

The song has also made significant chart impacts, debuting at No. 3 on Spotify Top Songs Debut USA (No. 7 Global) while also peaking at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 10 on the Apple U.S. Top 200 Songs Chart (No. 19 worldwide), No. 17 on the Spotify Daily Top Songs U.S. Chart (No. 22 weekly) and No. 5 on the iTunes Top 200 Songs Chart.

Written by Wetzel alongside Amy Allen, Carrie Karpinen and producer Gabe Simon, “High Road” had quickly become a fan-favorite on social media even ahead of its release, with lyrics that showcase a mature level of vulnerability that defines the still hard-rocking album:

       Imma let you cool down while I walk out
       You ain’t messing me up like the times before
       I don’t need a ticket to your shit show
       Knock yourself out and hit a new low
       Imma take the high road, take the high road, take the high road

“High Road” joins lead single “Damn Near Normal,” title track “9 Lives (Black Cat)” and recent release “Sweet Dreams” in offering an early preview of the highly anticipated new album. Wetzel offered fans a further preview of the album’s multi-faceted narrative with a special trailer introducing nine unique Koe Wetzels as MusicRow’s “genre disruptor” praised by Billboard for “music that’s unvarnished and unfiltered” showcased his comedic acting skills. Watch HERE.

The Texas-born live phenom also plans to take his new music global this year with his recently announced Damn Near Normal World Tour already featuring multiple sold-out dates. Additionally, Wetzel will perform prominent sets at several festivals, including Country Thunder, WE Fest, Watershed and more, plus a hometown stadium show as he joins Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour in Arlington, Texas on July 26.

For more information on all things Koe Wetzel and to purchase tickets to upcoming shows, visit KoeWetzelMusic.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook @KoeWetzelMusic, TikTok @Koe_Wetzel and Twitter/X @KoeWetzel.

9 Lives Track List:
(songwriters in parentheses; label copy available here)

  1. “Continued” Skit
  2. “9 Lives (Black Cat)” (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Gabe Simon)
  3. “Depression & Obsession” (XXXTentacion cover: Jahseh Onfroy)
  4. “Damn Near Normal” (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Gabe Simon, Carrie Karpinen, Sam Harris)
  5. “Leigh” (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Gabe Simon)
  6. “Twister” (Ropyr Wetzel, Steve Rusch, Ben Burgess, Josh Serrato)
  7. “High Road” with Jessie Murph (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Gabe Simon, Carrie Karpinen, Jessie Murph, Laura Veltz, Josh Serrato)
  8. “Reconsider” (Keith Gattis cover: Charles John Brocco, Keith Quenton Gattis)
  9. “Hatchet” (Gabe Simon, Mike Coogan)
  10. “Sweet Dreams” (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Josh Serrato, Gabe Simon, Sam Harris)
  11. “Runnin’ Low” (Ropyr Wetzel, Amy Allen, Sam Harris, Gabe Simon, Ben Burgess)
  12. “Bar Song” (Blake “Shy” Carter, Breyan Isaac, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II, Dave Gibson)
  13. “Last Outlaw Alive” (Josh Serrato, Ben Burgess, Sam Harris)

Damn Near Normal World Tour Dates:
July 27             The Woodlands, Texas  ||  Cynthia Woods Pavilion
Aug. 7              Missoula, Mont.  ||  Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater
Aug. 8              Nampa, Idaho  ||  Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 9              Sandy, Utah  ||  Sandy Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
Aug. 10            Las Vegas, Nev.  ||  The Theater at Virgin Hotel Hotels Las Vegas
Aug. 15            Minneapolis, Minn.  ||  The Armory
Aug. 16            Council Bluffs, Iowa  ||  Stir Cove (Harrah’s Casino) – SOLD OUT
Aug. 21            Cleveland, Ohio  ||  Jacobs Pavilion
Aug. 22            Columbus, Ohio  ||  KEMBA Live! Outdoor – SOLD OUT
Aug. 23            Pittsburgh, Pa.  ||  Stage AE – SOLD OUT
Aug. 24            Washington, D.C.  ||  The Anthem – SOLD OUT
Aug. 28            Boston, Mass.  ||  Roadrunner
Aug. 29            Uncasville, Conn.  ||  Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 30            Atlantic City, N.J.  ||  Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Aug. 31            Reading, Pa.  ||  Santander Arena
Sept. 4              Charleston, W.V.  ||  Charleston Coliseum
Sept. 5              Roanoke, Va.  ||  Berglund Center
Sept. 6              Columbia, S.C.  ||  Colonial Life Arena
Sept. 7              Cary, N.C.  ||  Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Sept. 12            Kansas City, Kan.  ||  Azura Amphitheater
Sept. 13            Camdenton, Mo.  ||  Ozarks Amphitheater
Sept. 18            St. Louis, Mo.  ||  Chaifetz Arena
Sept. 20            Huntsville, Ala.  ||  The Orion Amphitheater
Sept. 21            Macon, Ga.  ||  Atrium Health Amphitheater
Sept. 25            Alexandria, La.  ||  Rapides Parish Coliseum
Sept. 26            Tuscaloosa, Ala.  ||  Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater
Sept. 27            Nashville, Tenn.  ||  Ascend Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
Sept. 28            Little Rock, Ark.  ||  First Security Amphitheater
Oct. 3               Pikeville, Ky.  ||  Appalachian Wireless Arena
Oct. 4               Indianapolis, Ind.  ||  Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
Oct. 5               Evansville, Ind.  ||  Ford Center
Oct. 10             Abilene, Texas  ||  Expo Center of Taylor County
Oct. 11             Lubbock, Texas  ||  Cooks Garage
Oct. 13             Morrison, Colo.  ||  Red Rocks Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT
Oct. 26             Manchester, U.K.  ||  Academy 3
Oct. 27             London, U.K.  ||  The Garage
Oct. 30             Glasgow, U.K.  ||  Oran Mor
Oct. 31             Birmingham, U.K.  ||  Academy 2
Nov. 1              Leeds, U.K.  ||  Brudenell Social Club
Nov.3               Amsterdam, Netherlands  ||  Melkweg (Oude Zaal)
Nov. 5              Hamburg, Germany  ||  Bahnhof Pauli
Nov. 6              Berlin, Germany  ||  Frannz Club
Nov. 7              Cologne, Germany  ||  Club Volta

Additional Shows:
July 12              Friant, Calif.  ||  Table Mountain Casino
July 18             Twin Lakes, Wis.  ||  Country Thunder Wisconsin
July 26             Arlington, Texas  ||  AT&T Stadium (with Morgan Wallen)
July 31             Davenport, Iowa  ||  Mississippi Valley Fair
Aug. 1              Detroit Lakes, Minn.  ||  WE Fest
Aug. 3              Sweet Home, Ore.  ||  Oregon Jamboree Music Festival
Aug. 4              George, Wash.  ||  Watershed Festival
Aug. 17            Wichita, Kan.  ||  Bulls, Bands and Barrels
Sept. 14            Prior, Okla.  ||  Born & Raised
Sept. 19            Louisville, Ky.  ||  Bourbon & Beyond

About Koe Wetzel
Koe Wetzel never met a genre wall he couldn’t tear down: The Texas singer-songwriter has earned a rabid audience for his songs that mix country, rock, hip-hop, and even Nineties grunge. His 2016 album Noise Complaint endeared him to fans with its no- holds-barred lyrics about drunken nights, broken hearts and stints in jail, and included the Gold-certified hits “Love” (feat. Parker McCollum), “Something to Talk About” and the infamous “February 28, 2016.” Wetzel’s 2020 major label debut, Sellout, only furthered his legend with the Platinum-certified “Drunk Driving” plus the Gold-certified “Good Die Young” and “Kuntry & Wistern.” The 2022 follow-up, Hell Paso, hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Country Albums and spawned hits on both the country and rock charts, including the Gold-certified “Creeps” and “Cabo.” To date, Wetzel has 2.6 billion total streams and has created a genuine experience with his live concerts, which he describes as “total chaos.” In 2023 alone, he sold more than 275,000 tickets, and appeared for a third time on POLLSTAR’s Top Worldwide Tours. Wetzel will open for Morgan Wallen on the superstar’s One Night at a Time Stadium Tour this July and play prominent sets at festivals like Country Thunder and Watershed this summer, while also headlining his own Damn Near Normal World Tour. His new album, 9 Lives (Columbia), is set for release July 19.

About Jessie Murph
19-year-old powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Jessie Murph has been having an exciting 2024. Most recently she released her new single, “Cold,” to rave reviews and brought her sold-out global headline tour to North America after hitting major markets abroad and 40 cities across the U.S. & Canada. Earlier this year, Jessie, who was featured as MTV’s PUSH artist in January, showcased her soulful side with “Son of a Bitch.” The Billboard 21 Under 21 honoree’s latest single comes on the heels of her hit track, “Wild Ones,” with Jelly Roll, which has tallied over 200M streams worldwide since release in October, broke through top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart. Jessie and Jelly Roll teamed up to perform the critically and commercially acclaimed track on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and are nominated for Best Music Collaboration at the 2024 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.

2023 proved to be another standout year for Jessie who released her debut mixtape drowning in February to high praise. In May, she dropped “Cowboys and Angels,” which, along with her single “Texas (ft. Maren Morris),” ushered in a new era that etches raw emotion through her strikingly sincere songs laced with soul-gripping storytelling, hip hop-infused production and alternative experimentation anchored by her modest pop appeal. Named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Genius, Pandora and Amazon Music, Jessie also collaborated with Diplo and Polo G on “Heartbroken,” which hit the Top 40 at pop radio in the U.S. Between praise from various outlets including SPIN, Rolling StoneFlaunt MagazineNYLON and amassing over 1 billion streams globally, Jessie is just getting started.

 

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Mick Lite served for 12 years in the military and is now an entrepreneur and photographer. Has worked as the official scorer and social media manager for the River City Rascals, Statistician for the Missouri Monsters and St. Louis Attack arena football teams, and as the Team Photographer and social media consultant for the St. Charles Chill, SLU Hockey, St. Louis Slam, and Gateway Grizzlies.

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