JAMES BARKER BAND “MEET YOUR MAMA” ROCKETS TO #1
JAMES BARKER BAND
“MEET YOUR MAMA” ROCKETS TO #1 ON COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS
ON MOTHER’S DAY
(Toronto, ON – May 15, 2023) – The country music scene is buzzing with excitement as the charming single “Meet Your Mama” by Platinum-selling group James Barker Band reaches an extraordinary milestone, soaring to the top spot on the Canadian Country Radio chart — and on Mother’s Day no less. This heartfelt track also celebrates another achievement as the most spun Canadian track since 2016 on the Published Mediabase Canada Country chart. The song has struck a chord with fans across the nation, solidifying its place as a modern-day country anthem about new love – Listen Here.
“We are truly humbled by the love and support we have received throughout this incredible journey,” the band shared. “It feels like the first time every time getting a #1, so having ‘Meet Your Mama’ ring the bell is yet another dream come true. We are all so grateful to everyone who believed in the song and helped bring it to life.”
Released as their debut with RECORDS Nashville, “Meet Your Mama” has garnered significant attention since its debut in January. The swoon-worthy song was expertly penned by Barker alongside Travis Wood, Gavin Slate, and Todd Clark, and features warm, relatable lyrics that perfectly depict the excitement and curiosity that comes while falling in love. With an infectious mid-tempo melody, the track captures the eagerness to know the places and people that shaped their new love interest.
ABOUT JAMES BARKER BAND:
James Barker Band have fueled an incredible story over the last eight years, largely on their own, from opening for local bands in dive bars to charting multiple No. 1 singles and hundreds of millions of global streams to headlining festivals and playing stages across North America and Europe. After landing their record-setting, GOLD-certified fourth No. 1 in Canada with “New Old Trucks” feat. 14x Grammy-nominated and multi-PLATINUM selling artist Dierks Bentley the group currently holds the title of the most No. 1’s for a Canadian country group in the BDS/Mediabase era. With this, the multi-award-winning four-piece is continuing their meteoric ascent in Nashville.
Made up of James Barker (lead vocals/guitar), Taylor Abram (guitar/background vocals), Connor Stephen (drums), and Bobby Martin (bass), the members of James Barker Band grew up within an hour of each other in rural towns surrounding Toronto. In 2017 these best friends saw their hard work pay off when they sent their single “Chills” straight to the top of Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart. From there, James Barker Band released a string of successful singles, including the Gold-certified tracks “Wastin’ Whiskey,” “New Old Trucks,” “Over All Over Again,” “There’s A Drink For That,” “Just Sayin’,” “It’s Working,” “Lawn Chair Lazy,” “Good Together,” “Summertime,” as well as Platinum-certified songs “Keep It Simple” and “Chills” and a GOLD-certified EP (Game On). Now, as the unstoppable group continues to trailblaze, many miles from their hometowns, the opportunities are limitless – but the band remains grounded in their small-town roots. For more info, visit jamesbarkerband.com.