John Paul White Debuts ‘My Dreams Have All Come True,’ Starts Solo Acoustic Tour
Grammy Award-winner John Paul White debuts, “My Dreams Have All Come True.” Listen HERE. White, who is in the studio recording music for an album next year, will include the new song along with additional new material in his upcoming special solo acoustic performances this fall. The tour kicks off tomorrow, October 6, at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City and includes stops in Fort Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. See below for the full itinerary. For tickets and more information please visit johnpaulwhite.com.
“Kris Kristofferson made a living out of writing songs that said, ‘I get it. I’m no good for you. You deserve better. But…don’t go quite yet.’ This is my version of that type of moment.” White says of the track. “I wanted to write a complex song about a complex situation. Lots of changes, lots of elements. I wanted it to ebb and flow, like any relationship. It HAD to be a waltz. There was a conscious effort to keep the singer calm—almost soothing, comforting—as he explains that he knows where they’re heading. In the bridge, I deliberately sought to convey something slightly different than the rest of the song. A moment where the singer isn’t quite as nonchalant, and reveals he’s falling apart. And then with the final line, he pulls himself together, and accepts his fate. Because he always knew it was coming. I also just love a sad song with a happy title.”
One half of the four time Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars, White’s collaborations include contributions to recordings by Rodney Crowell, Hiss Golden Messenger, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Candi Staton and Emmylou Harris, and production work with Lera Lynn, Lindi Ortega, Dylan LeBlanc, Penny & Sparrow and Donnie Fritts’ Oh My Goodness, which also marked White’s debut as a producer. White is also a partner in Single Lock Records, an independent record label based in Florence, Alabama.