The new album from the Arkansas/Texas native M Callahan couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation yearns for authenticity, American country music is needed more than ever to remind us of who we are. Born the son into a blue-collar military family, M Callahan grew up to respect many things such as common values and a deep work ethic. His acclaimed debut album Trailer Park Paradise (November 2013) and following release Chicken on a Chain (February 2014) touched on these values, producing two #1 charting songs on Europe’s Hot Disc Country Charts and garnering him Indie Music Channels Country Artist of the Year in 2015. The new album "Working Man" (February 2018) delves even further into the heart of this soft-spoken craftsman. His songs on the new album are driven by his rich low tenor vocals, intricate guitar work, and beautifully understated lyrics.
Recorded in just two days in Nashville, Working Man was produced by Dove award winning songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs (Eric Heatherly, Josh Groban) and Grammy winning producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson). As a pure country album, Working Man weaves between issues like class distinction (“Johnny Cash and Jesus Christ,” “Chicken Feed and Barbed Wire”) and more personal narratives speaking to life, love and lessons learned (“A Smile Won’t Hide The Pain,” “Real Love Isn’t Blind”). And while these songs are complexly crafted, this is really an album that accomplishes each message simply and beautifully. M Callahan’s crooner style voice speaks levels to anyone who has lost love in “A Smile Wont Hide The Pain” while the ballad “Tell Me” introduces layers of subtle harmonies and atmospheric guitar work that cradles the lyric masterfully. The title track “Working Man” has you thumbing through a mental photo album of long lost family memories at each turn of the lyric. All of these moments point to a man who is not just an artist, but also a craftsman imparting lessons lived and learned.
“Unlike fledgling contenders for the country throne, Callahan never imitates country music masters. He doesn’t have to. He is one.” - Alan Crackett Maverick Country Magazine (UK)
“His songs reflect his life – straight to the point with a soulful tenderness and heartfelt smile. His deep voice, balanced with music that highlights it, has all the makings of a country star.” – Got Country
“He epitomizes what country music is all about: great lyrics with moving stories.” – Markos Papadatos The Digital Journal
“M Callahan is one of the most relatable artists I've ever heard.” – The Tennessee Life