Taking it Slow to Charlie Worsham’s “Old Time’s Sake”

"Life Is Too Short to Not Do What You Love"

Ask Charlie Worsham what life lessons Nashville has taught him, and you’ll probably get something different every time.

On the day of our CMT.com interview, he revealed one of the top lessons he’s learned dealt with matters of the heart.

“You’ve got to be careful with your heart in this town because it’s a small community,” Worsham said. “It’s tough to date in this town because you want to give people who get what you do a chance. But even as Nashville gets bigger, the music community isn’t getting bigger. If anything, it’s getting smaller. You’re going to see your exes any time you’re in town.”

Another lesson he’s learned is that folks back home in Mississippi don’t always understand the reality of his Nashville life.

“Nashville has definitely taught me that life is too short to not do what you love for a living,” he said. “That’s kind of a fun one to learn. At Christmas, my grandmother’s like, ‘When are you going to get a real job?’ And then my uncle is thinking I’m loaded. Neither of these are true. You don’t think about how hard the work is because you love it.”

Available just in time for Valentine’s Day, pre-orders of Worsham’s next album Beginning of Things offers an instant download of one of the sweetest acoustic love songs he’s ever recorded.

Written with Brent Cobb and Jeremy Spillman, “Old Time’s Sake” follows the story of a couple as they take it slow while getting to know one another at a bar. By the end of their last round, they’re getting along great and it would be easy to take it too far. But instead, the male lead says he’s willing to wait.

Worsham and Brandy Clark start their 2017 co-headlining tour April 6 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The three-month tour will hit more than 20 cities including New York City, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Atlanta and St. Louis before wrapping June 18 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.