Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Ray Reddick’s debut solo Country Music album, Just Woke Up is full of tributes to family and friends. When it comes to friends, it is never more true than on his new single “One Of The Good Ones”. An ode to best friends everywhere, if you know the feeling of having a friend or friends you can turn to, no matter what the situation, this is the song for you. With the track already cracking the Top 40 of the CDX Texas Red Dirt radio airplay charts, One Of The Good Ones has been resonating across the Lone Star State and beyond.
The video for One Of The Good Ones is very much in keeping with the lyrical themes of the track, and you may spot some familiar faces very dear to Jaret as the video plays through. Check out the video for One Of The Good Ones below:
Under his full name Jaret Ray Reddick, Jaret has released something he’s wanted to make all of his musical life – a country album. Drawing on his Texan roots and family connections to the world of country music, as well as the sudden free time in his schedule caused by the COVID pandemic, Jaret worked both solo and in tandem with his longtime friend Zac Maloy on a set of Red Dirt (Texas) Country songs. The end result is the debut solo album from Jaret Ray Reddick – Just Woke Up!
Jaret celebrated the release of Just Woke Up with his first two live performances as a country artists at the prestigious C2C (Country to Country) Festival at The O2 Arena In London. He won rave reviews from those in attendance – both from brand new fans and longtime Bowling For Soup supporters who had come to hear Jaret as they’d never heard him before.
Just Woke Up features a dozen tracks of what could be described as proper Texan “Red Dirt” country music. The album features some special guests, most notably one of Jaret’s favourite musicians and good friend Frank Turner who features on “Drunk As It Takes”. There’s also a cameo for Uncle Kracker on the album opener “Way More Country”, Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton features on “Natalie”, and Cody Canada of The Departed appears on “You And Beer”.
Other highlights include the tribute to home in the album’s first single “Songs About Texas”, the family tribute “Royal Family” and the aforementioned “One Of The Good Ones”. There are also country re-workings of two of Bowling For Soup’s most popular songs, Ohio (Come Back To Texas) and The Bitch Song, which are likely to please fans old and new alike.