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WEST COAST DATES AND FIRST ANNUAL “KEEP IT COUNTRY” MUSIC FEST!

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 (www.banditbrand.com), and Dee Fretwell of the West Coast CountryContinue Reading

AMA BACKS OFFICIAL NASHVILLE RELEASE PARTY, SEPT 21ST!

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

NEW DATES W/ THE DEVIL MAKES THREE JUST ANNOUNCED!

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

NEW ALBUM "HOME IS WHERE THE HURT IS" IN THE WORKS!

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

…YOU CAN'T STOP THE TWANG…

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 http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2013/12th-annual-independent-music-awards-winners-announced), 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

OFFICIAL "HIGHWAY ROUTLETTE TOUR" W/ JOE FLETCHER PRESS RELEASE:

What’ll happen will when honky tonk heroes J.P. Harris and Joe Fletcher get in a van with one drummer, one bassist, and one guitarist? Well, J.P. and Joe can’t even answer that one yet. The Highway Roulette, coming this June, is all about spinning the wheel and seeing where the night takes us. What weContinue Reading

"I'll Keep Calling" wins "Writer's Choice: Best Country Album of 2012"…

Great news from the frontlines of the war on god-awful country music: This week The Nashville Scene released it’s yearly “Best of Nashville” issue, and J.P. Harris’ “I’ll Keep Calling” tied with the legendary Chuck Mead’s most recent record for the win! Wonderful news for J.P., and even better news for the world of countryContinue Reading

"…and I'll drive through Hell to get there…"

Another day passes, another seedy motel fades in our memory, and J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices plow the pavement again. Having a short respite at the tail-end of May, J.P. and the boys headed out again May 28th, pushing their way down to Texas, and blowing the doors off the Austin Honky Tonks forContinue ReadingContinue Reading