Jaret Ray Reddick (Feat Frank Turner) - Drunk as it Takes
Earlier this year, revered Texas musician JARET RAY REDDICK surprised fans and wowed critics with his debut country album, "Just Woke Up." A few short months later, he's back to release a new video for the emotionally wrenching single "Drunk As It Takes," which features guest FRANK TURNER and stars actor THOMAS IAN NICHOLAS ("American Pie," "Rookie Of The Year").
Commenting on the song and video REDDICK states:
"I wrote 'Drunk as it Takes' 13 years ago with the hopes someone else would make it a huge hit! Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, the song sat there in a pile of songs destined only to be heard by me every few years, and no one else…ever! Then the pandemic afforded me the time to finally make the country album I have been wanting to make for many years. And there was this song. And it fit the vibe! I can’t express how blessed I feel to have Frank Turner guest on this recording. He is easily my favorite artist of the last 15 or so years. And then Thomas Ian Nicholas agreed to be in the video. Suddenly, there is a visual representation of the pain portrayed in the song. I have awesome friends!"
FRANK TURNER says of their collaboration:
"Getting to work with Jaret in any fashion is a privilege. Over our lockdown chats we established that, like most songwriters, we are at heart country music fans. So singing on a proper country song was a joy and a privilege."
Actor THOMAS IAN NICHOLAS adds:
"The whole Jaret Ray Reddick album is so good. I jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video. I think we really encapsulated the melancholy vibes of the song."
About Jaret Ray Reddick:
“I sing in a punk rock band” Jaret Reddick tells everyone on the first line of “Way More Country” – the first track on his debut solo Texas Country album, Just Woke Up. Of course, this is true; many will know Jaret best in his role as frontman of the legendary pop punk band Bowling For Soup. Even those who don’t know the name may know the voice from songs like 1985, Girl All The Bad Guys Want, High School Never Ends and I Wanna Be Brad Pitt, not to mention the theme song from the Disney smash hit cartoon Phineas and Ferb. He’s also the voice for the mascot of the US national pizza chain Chuck E Cheese and the host of three successful podcasts (Jaret Goes To The Movies, The Rock Star Dad Show and Music Networking 101).
But before the world of punk rock came calling for Jaret, a lifelong love of country music was instilled in him from a young age, as he will eagerly tell you himself. “Honestly, listening to Waylon, Willie, Dolly and the Eagles is what taught me to harmonize and how to write a song. Those songs played constantly in the car and the house when I was a kid” he remembers fondly. “If you listen to BFS, you will hear it. The songs are stories. That’s my favorite thing about country music. The visual stories the songs tell just seem so real to the listener.”
“I have wanted to do a country album since I can remember,” says Jaret as he shows his tattoos of Waylon Jennings and Wille Nelson. With all of the commitments listed above, time to record a Country album never quite seemed to be there. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic, and Jaret’s longtime friend and collaborator Zac Maloy. “He said, we are doing this country album. You have been talking about it for years and we are doing it NOW!” Jaret explains.
Three weeks of sending song ideas through text message, an all star band of Country musicians and a couple of trips to Nashville later, the end result was Just Woke Up. Containing twelve songs full of love, laughter, stories and of course, the great state of Texas, Just Woke Up has been heralded by fans old and new alike. Released on the 11th of March 2022 under his full name, Jaret Ray Reddick, Jaret celebrated the album’s release with an invitation to play the prestigious C2C Music Festival in the UK – the biggest Country event on the UK music calendar.
The first single from Just Woke Up, the heartfelt ode to best friends “One Of The Good Ones” has been a huge success across Country radio, hitting the Top 40 on CDX Traction Texas. Jaret hopes to follow the success of One Of The Good Ones with his next single & video, “Drunk As It Takes”. Live shows are being scheduled across Texas for the rest of the year, please check out the official Jaret Ray Reddick website for details.
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingforsouptv
Label: Brando Records
Song IPI# BMI# 918526187
Songwriters: Jaret Ray Reddick, Rodney Clawson, Zachary David Maloy
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP#187598207 / BMI# 196176436 / NC# 337779417
Publisher: Big Red Toe Music / Daycare Daze Music / DRV Music / Iris Scissortail Publishing
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 503473087 / ASCAP# 854249614 / ASCAP# 766927683 / ASCAP# 1026607778