WADE BOWEN DEBUTS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PHONES DON’T WORK”

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 3:15pm

Music Video for Singer/Songwriter’s Latest Single Premieres TONIGHT at 7 p.m. CT via YouTube

“Phones Don’t Work” Follows “When Love Comes Around” Off Six-Song EP Where Phones Don’t Work, Out Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – MusicRow’s “perennially popular” Wade Bowen reveals three and a half minutes of striking visuals to accompany the latest single off his recent six-song EP Where Phones Don’t Work with the official music video for “Phones Don’t Work” premiering today, March 28, at 7 p.m. CT via YouTube. Bowen will join fans in the comments to answer questions and offer behind-the-scenes notes from the making of the video.
 
Directed by Nick Livingston and filmed in both Bowen’s home state of Texas as well as Central Oregon, the official music video for “Phones Don’t Work” features scenic visuals of remote landscapes that live up to the song’s name. Written by Bowen, along with Aaron Raitiere and Rhett Akins – who joined Bowen’s recent Exit/In show that also earned buzz for surprise appearances by Charlie Worsham and ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert – “Phones Don’t Work” yearns for the freedom of a technological escape: 
 
        Where I can’t see her picture
        I can’t hear her voice
        And even if I wanted to
        I ain’t got a choice
        That satellite signal is just outta reach
        And she can’t get to me
 
        I don’t know how many miles it’s gonna take
        All I know is I ain’t hitting no brakes
        'Til I’m way past the place where it don’t hurt
        'Til she can’t call me
        And I can’t call her
        Hell, I don’t care
        Anywhere phones don’t work
 
“Phones Don’t Work” follows lead single “When Love Comes Around” off the EP, with a full-length album planned for release later this year.
 
For more information on Bowen’s music and upcoming tour dates, including the annual Bowen Musicfest benefitting the Bowen Family Foundation this April, visit 
www.WadeBowen.com and follow on Facebook @TheWadeBowen or Twitter and Instagram @WadeBowen.
 
Where Phones Don’t Work Track List
1.   Phones Don’t Work (Wade Bowen, Aaron Raitiere, Rhett Akins)
2.   Where We Call Home (Wade Bowen, Brad Clawson, Jeremy Bussey)
3.   The Last Town In Texas (Wade Bowen, Eric Paslay, Heather Morgan)
4.   When Love Comes Around (Wade Bowen, Eric Paslay, Heather Morgan)
5.   Trouble Is (Wade Bowen, Steve Earle)
6.   Be You (Wade Bowen, Drew Kennedy)
Produced by Paul Moak
 
About Wade Bowen
Twenty years and some 4,000 shows into his career, the name Wade Bowen has become synonymous with authentic Country music – and for good reason. An artistic descendant of American icons like Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and more, Bowen is a contemporary link in a Texan chain of roots-rock poets stretching back more than 50 years – yet his ambition never ended at the state line.
 
Seen as one of the genre’s finest and most authentic modern voices, Bowen’s approach stays rooted in tradition, but also stands on the creative cutting edge. His focus remains on writing unique songs with a literary quality and shifting his sonic territory to match his life, as evidenced by uplifting lead single “When Love Comes Around” and follow-up “Phones Don’t Work” off his forthcoming EP, Where Phones Don’t Work, available everywhere now via Thirty Tigers.
 
Wielding a knack for direct, poetic songwriting that never panders, Bowen matches his gravel-road growl to an organic sound spanning the whole of Texas and beyond, tapping both country and rock influences. A dozen albums have shown his sonic diversity – including six studio sets, two live collections, a gospel album and an ongoing series of buddy-country hits with fellow Texan, Randy Rogers. Along the way, he’s scored hits and accolades based on quality, not quantity, and continues to perform around 200 nationwide shows each year – including multiple appearances on the venerated Grand Ole Opry stage.