Alexander Ludwig has announced the release of his full-length debut album, Highway 99, due out August 26th 2022 via BBR Music Group/BMG in Nashville. Filled with 16 tracks that tell universal stories about small towns, wild nights, broken hearts, and big dreams, the album is glued together by a mix of amplified guitars, climactic choruses, and heartland hooks.
To celebrate the album announcement, Ludwig released the anthemic first single off the LP, ‘Faded On Me‘. Blending country storytelling with Rock ‘n’ Roll energy, the summer-ready track finds a balance between old-school twang and modern muscle.
“If my album could be summed up in a song it would be ‘Faded On Me’,” said Ludwig. “The song spoke to me so much. As a kid, my parents taught me to roll with the punches, and this song is all about that. Taking whatever life throws your way and throwing it right back.”
A follow up to his 2021 self-titled EP and career-launching 2020 single ‘Let Me Be Your Whiskey’, the album was produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy — two incredible songwriters who have penned Grammy-nominated hits and are longtime members of Jason Aldean’s band. Other album collaborators include Nashville heavy-hitters David Lee Murphy (Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney) and Michael Dulaney (Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire). Country icons like Brett Eldredge and Jason Aldean have rallied behind Ludwig too, drawn to his effortless mix of classic and contemporary Country.