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This high-energy track marks James’ first release under the label’s exciting new partnership with TLG/Virgin Music Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 22, 2024 – Seasoned musician Brian James bursts back onto the scene with his brand new single, “Summer Poppin’,” released on May 17th via Belle Chasse Records. This high-energy track marks James’ first release under the label’s exciting new partnership with TLG/Virgin Music Group.

James, a distinguished country music enthusiast heavily influenced by legends like George Jones, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard, has a rich musical tapestry woven from his diverse experiences. He initially carved his path as a skilled guitarist in the blues and rock realm, even landing a pivotal role as lead guitarist for Uncle Kracker after a fateful encounter with Kid Rock. This journey fueled his evolution into the captivating singer-songwriter he is today, known for his poignant storytelling and soulful performances.

“Summer Poppin'” is an undeniable anthem for shaking off the winter blues and embracing the carefree spirit of summer.  James’ powerful vocals and infectious energy capture the essence of long, lazy days spent with good friends, good music, and good times.

“It’s been a while since I’ve released new music,” says James. “‘Summer Poppin’ is all about celebrating life, good company, and the feeling of pure joy that comes with summer. I can’t wait to get this song out there and have everyone sing along!”

Yeah, the clouds are gone, its turned up to 80
High fine time to hit up the ladies
Dancin’ with the babes
‘Bout to have a ball
Hey, y’all, it’s time to get this summer life poppin’ off

“Summer Poppin'” is available now on all streaming platforms, and you can watch the official lyric video HERE.


Beyond the stage, Brian finds solace in the simple pleasures of fishing and the spirited competition of cornhole, a passion that culminated in achieving ACL Pro status in 2021 and earning national recognition through appearances on The USA National Team televised broadcasts. A fervent patriot at heart, Brian draws inspiration from his brother’s service in Afghanistan, a steadfast hero whose courage and sacrifice embody the essence of unwavering dedication to country and principles.

Brian James will be hitting the road this summer. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on Brian’s website here and social media:

Instagram @brianjamescountry | TikTok @brianjamescountry
Facebook @brianjamescountry | X @brianjschram

Brian James – “Summer Poppin'” (Official Lyric Video)