Friday, June 3, 2022
– Actor and musician Alexander Ludwig today announced the release of his full-length debut album, "Highway 99," on Aug. 26 via BBR Music Group/BMG in Nashville.
the 16 tracks focus on small towns, wild nights, broken hearts and big dreams.
Ludwig released the anthemic first single off the LP, "Faded On Me," combinging twang and rock.
"If my album could be summed up in a song it would be 'Faded On Me,'" said Ludwig. "The song spoke to me so much. As a kid, my parents taught me to roll with the punches, and this song is all about that. Taking whatever life throws your way and throwing it right back."
A follow up to his 2021 self-titled EP and career-launching 2020 single "Let Me Be Your Whiskey," the album was produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy, members of Jason Aldean's band. Other album collaborators include David Lee Murphy and Michael Dulaney.
A songwriter since the age of 12, Ludwig grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Every weekend, he'd venture into the Canadian backcountry with his family, making the trip up Highway 99 to his family's cabin on Whistler Mountain. During those drives, he fell in love with Country music.
Ludwig also stars in STARZ TV series Heels, which is currently in production on its second season. Most recently, Ludwig can be seen alongside Uzo Aduba and J.K. Simmons in STX's college sports drama National Champions and the dramatic film Heart of Champions. Upcoming, he will star in Guy Ritchie's The Interpreter for MGM and Amazon.