NASHVILLE, TN – Right and wrong, modern and traditional, "Jail and Jesus" – Payton Howie might walk the line, but the result is brutal honesty. Honest-to-goodness storytelling is the foundation that country music was built on, and Howie uses this to narrate the story of her family tree in her April 15 single, “Jail and Jesus.”
“'Jail and Jesus' is by far one of the most personal songs I’ve ever released and definitely one of the tracks I’m most proud of,” confesses Howie. “Some of the greatest country songs of all time have a ‘storytelling’ aspect that grips you and that’s something I wanted to incorporate.”
Payton Howie showed herself a formidable force in the country music community with the release of her debut EP Youngblood, showcasing a dynamic array of musical talent. The tracks garnered several Spotify editorial playlist adds, including the all-genre Fresh Finds, and highlights by The Boot, CMT, COWGIRL Magazine and more. The EP also sparked the 16-city Youngblood Tour, which Howie kicked off March 19.
Following the critically-acclaimed Youngblood EP, "Jail and Jesus" – available now for pre-save – will impact all platforms April 15. For more on Payton Howie and to view Youngblood Tour dates, visit www.paytonhowie.com and follow her on social media @paytonhowiemusic.
About Payton Howie
With backwoods bathed vocals and bona fide southern swagger, Payton Howie is leading the next generation of redneck women. Branded as the ultimate ‘All American Girl’ by Scenes Media, Howie unapologetically embodies the untamed tradition that country music was built on, and she’s hellbent on bringing her own grit to the honky tonk.
Not many can say they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Carrie Underwood, and Howie is one of even fewer who can say they were handpicked to do so at the age of 5; while other kids were learning how to ride a bike, she was teaching people to expect the unexpected whenever they hear the name Payton Howie.
Her music has been highlighted by leaders in the industry, including “Never Go Home” featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Country: Best of 2021 and Country Rock playlists, and “Country Before Me” featured by COWGIRL Magazine and CMT. With stellar reception on her debut EP, ‘Youngblood’ - released February 18 - Payton Howie is prepared to scorch country music with a brand that’s hers alone.