Single I 49 Winchester – Tulsa


Ahead of the release of their brand new album ‘Leavin’ This Holler,’ 49 Winchester have shared an album highlight and fan favourite, “Tulsa.”

It was one of the first songs written for Leavin’ This Holler and its chorus references both the Don Williams classic “Tulsa Time”, as well as the Kenny Rogers and The First Edition favourite “Tulsa Turnaround”.

“This song is a rock & roll’er with an interesting backstory” explains lead singer Isaac Gibson. “I wrote it on a frigid night in 2022, leaving a show at the Mercury Lounge in Tulsa. It was in the middle of a blizzard on the way to a run of shows through Texas. The interstate was covered in snow; we jack-knifed the van and trailer sideways on the road and it was just a sketchy situation altogether. My anxiety wasn’t helped by the fact that Oklahoma had recently legalized a plant we’ve been known to be fond of, and that’s ultimately where the song comes from. It’s one of those snapshots of a moment in time in my life, where I just put pen to paper to ease my mind.”

Leavin’ This Holler is set to be released on August 2 via New West Records. The 10-song set was produced by the band and Stewart Myers and features appearances by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, singer-songwriter Maggie Antone, fiddler Philip Bowen, and guitarist Cole Chafin.

The upcoming album is the highly anticipated follow up to their New West debut Fortune Favors the Bold. Met with overwhelming critical acclaim, Rolling Stone called them “Country Music’s Buzziest of Buzz Bands,” and also named it one of the “25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2022.” Bandcamp named Fortune Favors the Bold one of the “Best Country Records of 2022,” as did No Depression, Holler, PopMatters, Whiskey Riff, WMOT, and more. The album quickly generated over 150 million global streams and the band also received a nomination for “Best Duo or Group” at last year’s Americana Music Awards.


49 Winchester - Tulsa