Following his critically-acclaimed major label debut Better Than Myself, Alex Williams returns with his long-awaited sophomore record Waging Peace via Lightning Rod Records.
Alex Williams is emerging as an outlaw country artist to keep your eyes and ears on, drawing comparisons to Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson for his signature vocal style and gritty, go-your-own-way charisma.
Produced by Grammy winner Ben Fowler and featuring artists Mickey Raphael on harmonica and Danny Dugmore on pedal steel, Waging Peace is rooted in country tradition and a bold, against-the-grain swagger, accompanied by Williams’ organic twang and retro-fuzz. Throughout 12 songs, Williams shares an unseen side of his life and his personal battle between good and evil.
“Before I made my first record, I had not toured, I had no road band, and a very slim amount of experience in the studio. These past 4 years since leaving Big Machine to become fully independent have been a whirlwind, and I’ve learned so much from so many great artists and bands that I have had the pleasure of touring with, including artists Whitey Morgan, Blackberry Smoke, and Cody Jinks. They taught me the importance of being at the wheel of your own destiny. I was really on edge for a while about the frustrations of not being able to come out with another album in so long, but I’m very glad that I have waited 5 years to make another record because it’s given me the time to focus on finding my voice as a songwriter and all the pain and joy that has come my way.” - Alex Williams