Two-time Golden Guitar winner James Johnston has done it again with the release of his latest hit single, WE GREW UP ON. Following his previous release GOT IT GOOD which has notched a whopping 1.6 million streams, the new single captures the spirit of growing up in the country with your best mates by your side.
In just two years, James has achieved success with his boot-stomping songs about life in the country. WE GREW UP ON hits home for just about everybody, as it celebrates the freedom and joy that comes with getting your first car. “You know one of your best days growing up was the day you got you first car,” reminisces James. “It was more than just a car; it was your first taste of real freedom.”
The track’s production echoes the sentiment of its lyrics. Produced with Nashville heavyweight Ilya Toshinsky (Jelly Roll, Morgan Wallen) at the helm, the music roars from the speakers like an old Ford tearing down an endless two-lane. James’ gravelly vocals sit in the driver’s seat, effortlessly tugging the heartstrings as he recounts his teenage milestones.
The boy from Wingham’s voice and performances have earned him a place on some of Australia’s biggest stages, including CMC Rocks, Gympie Music Muster, Berry’s Big Country, and the Tamworth Country Music Festival. He is also set to perform at this year’s Deni Ute Muster, Savannah in the Round, and Cruisin’ Country. Drawing inspiration from his role as a family man, with two young sons and a wife who support his music career, James Johnston strikes a compelling balance between country, rock, and pop, with catchy hooks and heart-warming lyrics that are sure to get anyone singing along.
WE GREW UP ON is a nostalgia soaked, coming-of-age tale, certain to resonate with fans young and old.
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