New Album

the long way home

James Downham’s first full-length country record was released on April 21st, 2023 and features 14 tracks, including country radio singles Wine & Whiskey, We’re Okay, Raised On, One Mile at a Time, and much more.

1. One Mile At a Time (3:34)
2. Raised On (3:25)
3. Live, Laugh, Love (3:40)
4. We’re Okay featuring Amanda Kind (3:43)
5. One Hundred Little Kisses (4:01)
6. Your Lovin’ Hands (3:55)
7. Full Speed Ahead (3:12)
8. Six Feet Apart (3:33)
9. Got Mexico’d (3:17)
10. Back Home featuring Pete Wheeler (3:52)
11. Everyone Talks and Everyone Knows (3:41)
12. By Your Side (3:51)
13. Unwind (3:47)
14. Wine & Whiskey (5:28)

Produced by Matt Koebel
Recorded at Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, ON
Engineered by Will Crann
Assistant Engineer: Emma Whale
Additional Engineering by Matt Koebel
Mixed by Matt Koebel
Track 10 Engineered, Mixed, and Produced by Pete Wheeler at SD Tunes, Fergus, ON
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, Nashville, TN

© & ℗ 2023 James Downham. All Rights Reserved.

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Wine & Whiskey (Official Music Video)

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James Downham Bio

James Downham’s latest track, “Wine & Whiskey” isn’t a country drinking song. Rather, this song is about having someone in your life who can do more for you than wine or whiskey ever could. After a hard day, they’re the first person you want to see and the first person you want to talk to. “You can wash away any kind of pain. You’re my remedy. You’re my wine and whiskey.”

“Wine & Whiskey” is the latest release from Downham’s debut full-length album, “The Long Way Home.” The track features an all-star cast of musicians, including 2022 CCMA Award Winner Mitch Jay (Steel Guitar Player of the Year, Specialty Instrument Player of the Year) and 2022 CCMA Award Nominees Mark Rynkun (Bass Player of the Year) and Rich DaSilva (Drummer of the Year).

Raised in small town rural Ontario, Downham called Pembroke and Picton home before settling in Southwestern Ontario. He lives in Stratford, with his wife, Ange.

Earlier releases from the album included 2022’s radio releases “One Mile at a Time” and “Raised On”, as well as critically acclaimed 2021 single, “We’re Okay”, a powerful duet with country newcomer, Amanda Kind.

Downham was winner of Season 2 of The Shot, and was recently selected from thousands of applicants as one of only 14 artists to participate in The Shot: Canada vs. USA. Touted as “North America’s most intense virtual songwriting competition.” He spent over a decade performing in a Tim McGraw tribute act before turning his attention back to original music.

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