Nashville, Tenn. (April 18, 2024) — Ahead of 4/20, GRAMMY-nominated Americana powerhouse Hayes Carll is teaming with acclaimed GOLD-selling rock group The Band of Heathens for a smokin’ new tune to celebrate the high holiday. The song, “Nobody Dies From Weed, drops tomorrow, April 19, as a collaborative effort from the two — collectively branded as Hayes & The Heathens. Pre-save today; download / stream tomorrow HERE.

The 4/20-friendly song, written by Carll and Driver Williams, offers a message to let listeners know “there’s a million ways to make the grave, but nobody dies from weed.

“While we’re not ‘technically’ doctors, we did do our own research and found this to be mostly true,” says Carll on the tune. “You’re welcome!”

In addition to releasing the new song, Hayes & The Heathens are currently touring the countryside, performing a handful of dates throughout the spring.

Hayes & The Heathens does not mean Hayes Carll with “opening act” The Band of Heathens or the other way around. It means ONE hellaciously talent-stacked band from downbeat to encore. The band is fronted by three acclaimed singer-songwriters (Carll and The Heathens’ Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist), armed to the teeth with guitars, swagger, and some of the most irresistible American rock ’n’ roll, folk, country, and soulful blues anthems of the last two decades. 

Far from coming out of nowhere, Hayes & The Heathens is a union born out of years of mutual respect. Their respective award-winning careers have run parallel and criss-crossed many times, most recently back in October of 2023, when Carll and The Heathens shared a freewheeling family jam in Luckenbach, Texas. 

“We had such a blast collaborating and playing together out in Luckenbach, that we wanted to take this on the road and share it with more people,” says Quist. 

Whether through combining their celebrated catalogs, writing and recording new music, or reinterpreting their favorite musical works by others…There’s a whole lotta roots-rocking funky coolness coming your way. The kind that gets exponentially cooler when two of the scrappiest and most respected acts to ever tumble out of Texas — Hayes Carll and The Band of Heathens — join forces.

“We’ve played a lot of music together over the years,” says Carll, “and our creative relationship continues to evolve into its own thing. Hayes & The Heathens is that thing.” 

“This sort of medicine show, revival, rock and roll circus is a unique presentation of our music,” adds Jurdi. “I think anyone who loves the spontaneity and chemistry of a live performance is going to be in for a magical evening. I know we’re going to have a good time!”

And whether that magical good-time lasts for one quick fling or continues to evolve into who knows what more down the road, this much is a given: The collective stomp and holler of Hayes & The Heathens is gonna be righteous.

2024 Hayes & The Heathens Tour Dates:

April 18 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA

April 21 – Heartwood SoundStage – Gainesville, FL

April 23 – Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN

April 24 – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC 

April 25 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

April 26 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC

April 27 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC (w/ Old Crow Medicine Show)

April 28 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

May 15 – Majestic – Fort Smith, AR

May 16 – Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall – Plano, TX

May 17 – Red River Station – Saint Jo, TX

May 18 – The Backyard – Waco, TX

About The Band of Heathens
The Band of Heathens is an American rock ‘n’ roll band from Austin, Texas since 2005. Founding members Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist remain at the center of the band as primary songwriters and guitarists along with Trevor Nealon on keys who has been with the band since 2008. In 2009 the band was invited to record an episode of Austin City Limits on the heels of the release of their album One Foot In The Ether. The band has found continued success almost 20 years into their existence, the most recent being the release of their critically-acclaimed new album, Simple Things (BOH Records, 2023), and their recording of the song “Hurricane” was just certified gold by the R.I.A.A. (from Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster’s Son, 2011). The latest album sat at #1 on the official Americana radio chart for 2 months in 2023 and in the top 10 for almost half of the year. The Simple Things album release also earned the band a national TV appearance on CBS Saturday Morning, and added to their already impressive streaming numbers. The band’s discography has been collectively streamed close to a billion times. The Band of Heathens has remained fiercely independent from day one, turning down record deals and forging their own path in the world on their own terms.
 
For more information, visit bandofheathens.com

About Hayes Carll
Texas-born Hayes Carll, is artist whose songwriting has been noted for its plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor. After releasing his debut album, Flowers & Liquor, in 2002, Carll was voted Best New Act by the Houston Press. Since then, he’s been compared to other Texas songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, who he said “ruined me and saved me at the same time.” He released his second album, Little Rock, in 2004. Produced by R.S. Field, Little Rock was the first self-released album to reach No. 1 on the Americana Chart. Carll signed with Lost Highway records in 2006 and released his next album, Trouble in Mind, in 2008. It was ranked No. 60 of the year by The Village Voice. “She Left Me For Jesus,” which appeared on Trouble in Mind, was the Americana Music Association Song of the Year in 2008. Four songs by Carll appeared in the 2010 film Country Strong, three of which also appeared on the film’s second soundtrack album, Country Strong: More Music from the Motion Picture. Carll was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016, Best Country Song, for “Chances Are”. In 2019, he released his sixth album, What It Is, on Dualtone Records. He re-recorded many of his songs, including duets with Ray Wylie Hubbard and his wife, Allison Moorer, for 2020’s Alone Together Sessions. His latest album, You Get It All, was released on October 29, 2021 on Dualtone Records.

For more information, visit hayescarll.com

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