Charlie Worsham salutes David Bowie in cover challenge tribute to our “heroes”
- https://www.charlieworsham.com/news/charlie-worsham-salutes-david-bowie-cover-challenge-tribute-our-heroes-331Charlie Worsham salutes David Bowie in cover challenge tribute to our “heroes”Critically acclaimed recording artist, singer / songwriter and musician Charlie Worsham has weathered the pandemic “with a little help” from his friends (watch his take on the Beatles classic HERE), and now he’s thanking all of the essential workers keeping us safe with his version of David Bowie’s “Heroes” (watch HERE). The latest addition to Worsham’s collection of cover challenges, which premiered this week on Circle TV, highlights fans in the medical community who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19. “One thing I think we can all agree on is that this global pandemic highlights the courage and selflessness required of frontline healthcare workers to do their jobs,” Worsham said. “We owe them a debt of gratitude always, but especially right now. I’ve always loved the song ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, and I think it’s the perfect song to thank these people for their incredible sacrifices. I’m so happy that we were able to receive photos and videos from everyone so we can hopefully shine a little light on them, and we can hopefully bring a few smiles to folks at a time when they really need it.” The country-tinted, banjo-laced reimagining of “Heroes” was mixed by Jordan Lehning and the video produced by Sam Siske. Worsham, who is currently nominated for his first ACM Award for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year, provided acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, programming, mandolin, shuitar, keys and vocals. About Charlie Worsham Beloved within the Nashville community, Charlie Worsham has received widespread critical acclaim throughout his career. His debut album Rubberband impressively landed on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin’s “Best Country Albums,” American Songwriter’s “Top 50 Albums,” and Billboard’s “Top 10 Country Albums.” iTunes also featured Rubberband as one if its “Best of 2013 Editor’s Choice and Top Sellers" as well as being featured in Rhapsody’s “Top 25 Albums of 2013.” The much-anticipated follow-up Beginning of Things was praised by NPR Music for exhibiting “deep musicality…great playing, [and] sophisticated lyricism…” with Rolling Stone naming the album to their 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 calling it "The Most Vulnerable Country Album” of the year. Variety, CMT, and PopMatters are just a few of the esteemed outlets who also included his sophomore effort on year-end best of lists. Born and raised in Mississippi, Worsham attended Grenada High School and went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. In addition to his life as a musician, Worsham is actively involved in music education and, last year, founded the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund supports the youth of his hometown who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts.