Saddle bronc rider turned singer-songwriter, Chancey Williams has gone from competing on horseback to performing on center stage at major rodeos. The only artist besides Chris LeDoux to both ride and entertain at the world’s “Daddy of ‘Em All” rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Williams learned the cowboy-way-of-life from his father, and like his dad, Williams found himself a successful bronc rider, but also felt a pull to music. In 2013 Chancey and his band - the Younger Brothers - released their first album, Echo, which landed on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and on May 19th released their sophomore effort, Rodeo Cold Beer.
With a voice that combines both a warmth and grit, Williams makes his mark on the nine original tracks which feature stories of endurance, love, friendship, and introspection – as well as a done right, raucous cover of Mellencamp’s “Authority Song.” Opening the project is the pulsating title track (co-written with Trent Willmon) which serves as an anthem for those who spend long hours travelling the rodeo circuit. That’s followed by the 2016 Rocky Mountain CMA Song of the Year, “Down With That,” a smooth number about carefree summer nights, “Get To You” which tells of the immediacy of returning to the one you love and “Silhouette” a romantic picture of what happens when you’re with that person, “two hearts, one silhouette.”
Rodeo Cold Beer also includes the charming “Tin Roof”, the country-rocker “Hair Trigger Heart” and an ode to the brotherhood of the rodeo circuit, “We Just Ride”, before closing out with the reflective “Whatever I’m Looking For” which finds Williams assessing his life. A solid album from start to finish, check out Rodeo Cold Beer and for more information visit HERE.
Williams and The Younger Brothers Band spend much of their time touring, having opened for legends (Chris LeDoux, Alabama, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam) and current country mainstays alike (Eli Young Band, Aaron Watson). For tour dates visit HERE.