Release Date: Apr 20, 2018
Record label: Third Man Records
The very title Mr. Jukebox signals that Joshua Hedley's 2018 debut album is a throwback to an older time -- one when jukeboxes were a common sight in the corner bar. Roughly, that would be the '60s, and from its honeyed production to its dollar-bin cover art, that's precisely the era Hedley evokes on this swift 30-minute album. Hedley's fantasia of '60s country is constructed in equal parts from Nashville and Texas: he can kick up some dust on a hardwood honky tonk floor, but the music is given a warm, shiny polish and tight arrangements that recall the heyday of the Music City.