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Sam Williams Releases His Introspective Debut Album, 'Glasshouse Children'

"I wanted to honor [my family's] legacy and carry it on in my own way with truth and integrity," says grandson of Hank Williams Sr.

CMT Listen Up artist Sam Williams' debut album, Glasshouse Children, has finally arrived. The ten-track album featuring duets with Keith Urban ("Kids") and Dolly Parton ("Happy All The Time") is described, in a press release, as an "introspective meditation on hurt and healing, growth and loss, and sin and redemption, but more than that, it’s a reckoning with fate and free will and the family ties that bind us."

Regarding the album track "Happy All The Time" -- a duet with Dolly Parton -- Williams recently told Apple Music's Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen that he "absolutely could not believe it. I played it eight times over and cried and...it really changed my life. I've been working to have a record that I felt was deserving of [the blessing of a Parton collaboration] since then. And now we're finally here."

Glasshouse Children has been a long time coming and it feels amazing to finally have it out in the world,” says Williams via a press release. “I really wanted to experiment with a variety of different sounds on this album and push the boundaries of what country music is. All the while, keeping that honest, gut-wrenching lyricism and diving into somewhat heavy topics, not only for myself, but for everybody else who’s out there listening and wrestling with the same questions I am. At the end of the day, I wasn’t interested in making something just to say I did it or to pat myself on the back for honoring some kind of family tradition. I wanted to honor that legacy and carry it on in my own way with truth and integrity."

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