GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — Chris Carmack, better known as Will Lexington from ABC’s Nashville, is releasing his debut EP called Pieces of You on December 11, 2015. Written solely by Carmack, the EP shows his wide range of influences. In the interview, Carmack explains that this album is not the music of Will Lexington, rather a more introspective, quiet music that are influenced by rock, pop, and Americana to the jazz and blues he grew up listening to and playing on saxopone in his high school jazz band.
Carmack admits the move to Nashville, TN for the filming of the hit ABC TV series “Nashville” was an opportunity for him to further develop all aspects of the craft. “It really inspired me to step up my game. When I was in Los Angeles I thought I was pretty good. When I came to Nashville and suddenly was immersed in an entire culture of generational musicians, I spent a lot more time trying to hone my songwriting, my playing and my style. I don’t think I ever would have worked as hard at it if I hadn’t come to this town.”
This is Carmack’s first EP and he says all the songs are very personal to him and written about personal experiences. It’s exciting to see how Carmack is blossoming into his own artist and we’re excited to see how he’ll grow!
Leading up to the launch, fans can get an exclusive first listen of the five-track project online at Entertainment Weekly.
Chris Carmack’s debut EP, PIECES OF YOU, is available now for pre-order on iTunes and due out Friday, December 11 at additional digital retailers.