Justin townes earle

kids in the street (2017)

Press Release – NPR First Listen (May 2017) – PDF
Press Release – "Maybe A Moment" Video Premiere (April 2017) – PDF
Press Release – "There Go A Fool" Premiere (April 2017) – PDF
Press Release – "Faded Valentine" Premiere (April 2017) – PDF
Press Release – Album Announce & "Champagne Corolla" Premiere (March 2017) – PDF

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“Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter’s most pleasing and playful effort to date.” - NPR Music

“Justin Townes Earle’s Kids In The Street is his finest album to date.” - UPROXX

"Earle demonstrates on "Kids in the Street" that he still has plenty to say. He's playful, adventurous and settling into his talent, with an album that rivals his best work. And that's saying something. Earle long ago established himself as a first-rate singer-songwriter, living up to his legacy as the son of the one of world's great songwriters, Steve Earle, and the namesake of another, Townes Van Zandt." - Associated Press

"...his rangiest set yet...Yet it always feels organic, never mannered." - Rolling Stone

"Kids in the Street is the album longtime Earle fans have waited for and the one new fans never knew they needed." - Newsday

"Genre-hopping within the course of a single album can be tricky; done poorly, it can come off like a disjointed mess. Justin Townes Earle pulls off the feat quite nicely on Kids In The Street, demonstrating impressive versatility without getting tripped up by any single stylistic detour."
American Songwriter

"Never one to be constrained by the straitjacket of country orthodoxy, Earle infuses his songs with elements of classic soul (Champagne Corolla) and jazz (the delightfully breezy What’s Goin’ Wrong). Best of all, though, is the title track, a moving reflection on the gentrification of the Nashville neighbourhood in which he grew up." - The Guardian

"Kids in the Street puts the focus squarely on the distance this talented kid has traveled down the bumpy street that is Americana." - Exclaim!

"...this is among his very best work to date." - AllMusic

"...he's now put out two albums that are better than anything Dad's released in the last 17 years, and Kids is one of them."  
"There will be very few albums this year as fine."  
 - Texas Music Magazine


NPR Music – "First Listen"

UPROXX – "Faded Valentine" Premiere

Noisey – "Champagne Corolla" Premiere

Garden & Gun – "There Go A Fool" Premiere

Billboard – "Maybe A Moment" Premiere

Rolling Stone Country – "15-25" Premiere


PopMatters – "15 Best Americana Albums of 2017"

Rolling Stone – "2017 Spring/Summer Country Preview: 25 Anticipated Albums, Festivals"

Noisey – "5 New Albums For Heavy Rotation"

Newsday – "Best Albums of 2017 So Far"

The Boot – "Top 5 Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass and Folk Songs of 2017 (So Far)"

Songpickr's "Best Albums of 2017 (so far)"

Routes & Branches – "Favorite Albums of 2017"


Paste Magazine – "Justin Townes Earle Talks Nashville, Country Lore and Finally Growing Up"

No Depression – "Dad-To-Be Justin Townes Earle Looks Back at Nashville in New Record"

Portland Monthly – "Newly Landed Portlander Justin Townes Earle Makes Country Relevant"

Chicago Sun-Times – "Justin Townes Earle Takes Autobiographical Journey on New Album"

Nashville Scene – "On Kids in the Street, Justin Townes Earle Looks Outward — and Backward"


SiriusXM's Outlaw Country Interview: Steve Earle + Justin Townes Earle

Chris Shiflett's "Walking The Floor" Podcast

Houston Public Media – Skyline Session

Paste Magazine NYC Session

Relix In-Studio Session

Mountain Xpress – Acoustic Asheville Session


Associated PressRolling StoneNewsdayBoston GlobePaste MagazineAmerican Songwriter (4 out of 5 stars)The GuardianExclaim!RelixAllMusicPopMattersVox MagazineElmore MagazineTurnstyled JunkpiledmxdwnSaving Country MusicThat Music MagInk19Drunken Werewolf



Management: Red Light Management

Nick Bobetsky – nick.bobetsky@redlightmanagement.com

Booking: Billions

Andrew Colvin – colvin@billions.com

Press: New West Records

Brady Brock – bradybrock@newwestrecords.com

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw – joel@newwestrecords.com