Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Kendell Marvel’s anticipated new album, Come On Sunshine, is out today via CmdShft. Stream/purchase HERE.

Critical acclaim for Come On Sunshine:

“a stomping and defiant rebuff to someone with the nerve to suggest Marvel quit while he’s ahead”—Rolling Stone

“ace singer-songwriter”—Billboard

“Kendell Marvel is the embodied version of a songwriter with a gift for finding the simplest truths in verse…an aptly named record that champions a balance between the freedom to exist and the love that comes with acceptance.”—No Depression

“a dose of gritty Southern rock”—Brooklyn Vegan

“one of the most talented and revered songwriters in all of Nashville…Marvel’s collaborations take many country tropes and turn them on their head in ways mainstream Nashville would never think to do.”—Wide Open Country

“a mature purveyor of country music…thumpy-as-hell songs delivered in Marvel’s bass-y vocals—which, although modern in sound, evoke outlaw country heroes of the 1970s like Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck and David Allan Coe”—Westword

“a kickass boot stomper”—Whiskey Riff

Produced by Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen, Leah Blevins), executive produced by Marvel and recorded at Dallas’ Modern Electric Sound Recorders, Come On Sunshine explores the wide range of Marvel’s influences, both musically and through his choice of collaborators. To create these ten tracks, Marvel was joined by several renowned writers and musicians including longtime friend and collaborator Chris Stapleton (vocals, electric guitar, songwriter), Dean Alexander (songwriter, background vocals), Al Anderson (songwriter), Dan Auerbach (songwriter), Nick Bockrath (electric guitar), Kolby Cooper (songwriter), Dan Dyer (background vocals), Devon Gilfillian (songwriter, background vocals), Josh Morningstar (songwriter), Waylon Payne (songwriter), Mickey Raphael (harmonica) and Dee White (songwriter).

In celebration of the record, Marvel will perform at the Grand Old Opry tonight and embark on his “Don’t Tell Me How To Drink” headline tour next month. Upcoming stops include Joe’s on Weed St., Nashville’s Exit/In, Memphis’ Growlers, Columbus’ The Basement, St. Louis’ The Golden Record, Chattanooga’s Songbirds and Pittsburgh’s Spirit Hall among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

Reflecting on the album, Marvel shares, “I’m 51 years old, which means I’m long past the point of catering to anybody. I’m just telling the stories I want to tell,” and continues, “I like to work with people who are different than me. Working with Beau Bedford in Dallas meant that I was playing with guys I’d never met before. Guys who had different ideas, different tones, and different ways of playing than my friends back home. We recorded the album live, finishing the whole thing in four days. That’s how you capture magic. The same thing can be said for the people I write with. I prefer left-field people—people who come from different backgrounds and different genres. Devon Gilfillian comes from the R&B world; he hears different melodies than I do. Waylon is a gay man, so he has some experiences that are different than mine. I love to surround myself with people like that, and sit in the writing room with someone who isn’t just like me. Because that’s how you capture magic, too.”

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Marvel is one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters with cuts by Chris Stapleton (including the GRAMMY Award-winning “Either Way”), Brothers Osborne (GRAMMY Award-winning “Younger Me”), George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Gary Allan, Jake Owen, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton and more.

Come On Sunshine is Marvel’s third studio album following 2019’s Solid Gold Sounds, produced by Dan Auerbach and David Ferguson. Released to widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone declared, “a clear descendant of the Waylon Jennings and Charlie Rich albums loved by Marvel, and one that is able to stand on its own in the splintered present moment of mainstream pop-country projects and progressive songwriter albums,” while American Songwriter declared, “with the somewhat cheekily titled Solid Gold Sounds, Kendell Marvel shifts from supporting player to front-man with ease” and The Tennessean proclaimed, “a 10-track toast to time-tested honky-tonk storytelling that goes down with smooth sincerity.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. “Don’t Tell Me How To Drink”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Chris Stapleton)
2. “Keep Doing Your Thing”
(written by Kendell Marvel)
3. “Hell Bent On Hard Times”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Dean Alexander)
4. “Never Lovin’ You”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Chris Stapleton)
5. “Come On Sunshine”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Devon Gilfillian)
6. “Put It In The Plate”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Dee White)
7. “Off My Mind”
(written by Kendell Marvel, Dan Auerbach and Al Anderson)
8. “Fool Like Me”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Waylon Payne)
9. “Habits”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Kolby Cooper)
10. “Dyin’ Isn’t Cheap”
(written by Kendell Marvel and Josh Morningstar)

September 23 /// Nashville, TN /// Grand Ole Opry
October 7 /// Chicago, IL /// Joe’s on Weed St.
October 8 /// Columbus, OH /// The Basement
October 9 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// The Stache
October 18 /// Nashville, TN /// Exit/In
October 22 /// Marion, IL /// Rent One Park
November 3 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Songbirds
November 4 /// Greenville, SC /// The Radio Room
November 5 /// Maryville, TN /// The Shed
November 10 /// Memphis, TN /// Growlers*
November 11 /// Fort Smith, AR /// The Majestic*
November 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Golden Record
November 17 /// Vienna, VA /// Jammin Java
November 18 /// Cleveland, OH /// The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall
November 19 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Spirit Hall
January 19 /// Cancun Bell, Mexico /// Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa

*with 49 Winchester