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Rolling Stone lists JP Harris as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015!”

We’re happy to announce Rolling Stone has named us one of “21 Must-See Country Acts of SXSW 2015!” Shows at this year’s SXSW include the Heartbreaker Banquet at Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX ranch (alongside Nikki Lane, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim and more), The Brooklyn Country Cantina, and a select number of other public events. We are also honored to be a part of the first-ever “Bandit Town-Texas Bound” festival just outside of Austin in Manor, TX, hosted by Bandit Brand Clothing Co. and featuring such acts as Whitey Morgan, Nikki Lane, Black Oak Arkansas, and many more. Camping, vendors, rock n’ roll and country music all week long! Tickets available here. Brave the chaos and get down with The Tough Choices!


After all these years, we’ve finally released our first-ever music video on Rolling Stone Country! Directed by Joshua Shoemaker (Hurray For The Riff Raff, Shovels & Rope) and starring Nikki Lane, Jonny Fritz, Grammy-winner Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show), as well as many of The Tough Choices, the video for ” Give A Little Lovin’ ” (from the latest album Home Is Where The Hurt Is) references the country music variety shows of yesteryear, with a comedic, tongue-in-cheek edge typical of JP’s live shows. View it on Rolling Stone Country and get yourself some kicks!

Valentine’s Day in Austin, Duet Tour w/ Chance McCoy, SXSW, and MORE!

After a little winter downtime, JP Harris and The Tough Choices are gearing back up! Catch us for one very special show at The Whitehorse in Austin, TX prior to attending the second-annual Ameripolitan Awards.

Four limited shows are now up on the schedule for the old-time duet tour of JP Harris and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy, so get ‘em while they last! Presale links in show listings.

Due to a high volume of requests, JP Harris and The Tough Choices have decided to make a short appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX this year…some very cool shows forthcoming so stay tuned for details!

And lastly, our European and UK tour is almost full-up, any buyers over the pond are encouraged to contact our EU/UK agency if interested in any of the few remaining dates!


European Avails And Duet Tour With Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy Coming Up!

We are very excited to announce our plans for European touring April and May 2015! Citing great press and album sales all over the western EU and UK, JP Harris and The Tough Choices have partnered with Sedate Bookings of Holland and are currently accepting offers for The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Please see our “Contact” page for European bookings.

We are also pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, JP Harris and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy are proud to announce another limited run of duet shows later this winter! With their respective full-time bands keeping them busy most of the year, JP and Chance set out last year as a duo to get back to the old-time Appalachian music that originally brought them together a decade ago, taking up the fiddle-and-banjo sounds that eventually led them to the respective styles of country music they play today. After three jam-packed shows last winter, and repeated requests for another tour, the boys decided it was time to do it again.



In support of the new album “Home Is Where The Hurt Is,’ JP Harris and The Tough Choices are heading west! First stop: Bandit Town USA for the Keep It Country Music Festival. The festival is the brainchild of JP Harris, Bandit Town owner Jen McMillan (, and Dee Fretwell of the West Coast Country Music Festival in Ashland, OR. Bandit Town (as McMillan’s property is aptly named) is situated on 12 acres in North Fork, CA. Originally built two decades ago as a wild-west tourist trap, and laid fallow for many years, it is now quickly becoming an epicenter of west coast outlaw culture. The Tough Choices will be backing truck-driving country legend Red Simpson, and also featured over the weekend are Nikki Lane, Whitey Morgan, Joe Fletcher, and many more. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE 

View the full schedule for more western and southwestern dates!


We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Americana Music Association and Fond Object record store to make a big to-do out of our Nashville album release party! The amazing lineup includes Sons Of Bill, Tim Easton, The Far West, Smith & Weeden, and the Music City Doughboys…this outdoor event is an officialContinue Reading


We’re pleased to announce we will be out as a three-piece supporting our good old buddies The Devil Makes Three, August 10-14! Venue info to be announced soon, but cities and dates are listed below. We’d also love to see everyone’s pledge towards your advance copy of our new album! There’s just over a weekContinue Reading

New Album "Home Is Where The Hurt Is" now available for preorder!

BUY THE RECORD HERE  After two years, dozens of accolades, hundreds of shows, thousands of miles, and heartaches beyond number, JP Harris and The Tough Choices are proud to announce the follow-up to our acclaimed debut album: “Home Is Where The Hurt Is,” the 10-song, second album of all originals, penned by JP, is the culminationContinue Reading


After wrapping up 100+ tour dates (and countless local appearances) in 2013, JPHarris and The Tough Choices settled in for the winter to make the follow-up to Harris’ debut “I’ll Keep Calling.” Recorded in JP’s adopted home city of Nashville at the legendary Ronnie’s Place (former studio of Ronnie Milsap and birthplace of a multitudeContinue Reading


Summer is in full swing, and so are JP Harris and The Tough Choices. With yet another outstanding success for “I’ll Keep Calling” (winner of the 12th annual IMA Awards, there seems to be no sight of slowing down in the near future for this band of Honky Tonk crusaders. August brings a week-long standContinue Reading