Release Date: 03/27/20
Label: Melodyville Records
George Jones once famously asked, "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" Jason James may have a long way to go to forge a similar legacy to the greats of the Golden Era of country music, but he doesn't have to travel far at all to illustrate the same talent those legends did in putting sound behind the emotions of heartache and joy that the best of country music captures.
The wait for the sophomore record from Jason James hasn't exactly been like Chinese Democracy, but it's been painstaking for his fans nonetheless. How can you blame the bellyaching when the Texas native is able to evoke the sounds and themes of classic country in a way you just can't hear these days unless you dust off your old vinyl records? "I really think that what I'm doing is pretty universal and that people can recognize honesty and passion when they hear it," he says. "It's worth remembering that at one time, the stuff that was popular on the country chart were the guys who influenced me. So I know that it can work. I think people still hear music the same way they always have, and they're looking for the same things in music that they've always looked for. They just want to hear something that's honest and catchy, and that's what I'm trying to do." Seems Like Tears Ago was produced by John Evans.