Donovan Woods Finds Inspiration From Poets, Novelists On New Album ‘Both Ways’

Donovan Woods‘ new album ‘Both Ways’ (Meant Well), featuring 12 new tracks produced by James Bunton, is set for release April 20. The project, his fifth, which was recorded in Toronto, is the followup to Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, and features the new single “Burn That Bridge.”

Woods cites the work of poet Bronwyn Wallace and novelists Richard Ford and Alice Munro as major creative inspirations for his approach to Both Ways. “The writing I have always liked, is about things that are indicative of a world but not the entire world,” said Woods. “I’m inspired by writing that leads you into the room and then leaves you to fill in the details.”

Splitting his time between homes in Nashville and Toronto, Woods has already amassed over 45 million streams of his solo material, with more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. In addition, he has garnered the respect of major songwriters and artists on both sides of the border, writing songs for (and with) Tim McGraw, Charles Kelly (Lady Antebellum), Billy Currington and Charlie Worsham, among others.

Both Ways tracklist:
1. Good Lover
2. Another Way
3. Burn That Bridge
4. Truck Full of Money
5. Our Friend Bobby
6. I Ain’t Ever Loved No One
7. I Live a Little Lie
8. Easy Street
9. I Don’t Belong To You
10. Read About Memory
11. Great Escape
12. Next Year


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