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Modern Day Country Classic Serves Up Lucky Potential

Due December 1, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Young country crooner Waylon Hanel (Waylon Hanel Music, LLC) returns with an emotive modern-day country classic–his fifth single "My Kind of Lonely."* The soulful ballad, written by acclaimed Nashville songcrafters Frank Myers (Alabama/Lonestar/Kenny Loggins/All For One) and Bernie Nelson (Conway Twitty/Kris Kristofferson/Ricky Van Shelton/ Kenny Chesney/Wynonna/Chris Ledoux), and produced by Nelson, is set for a December 1, 2023 release with the presale and pre-save event beginning Friday, November 17, 2023 (Ed Gertler/ Digital Retail Services Distribution). Set against a backdrop of classic country motifs, the slow-burning “My Kind Of Lonely'' tune details a chance encounter between two ships passing in the neon, Hanel’s lyrical narrative paints a vivid picture of a dimly lit bar where heartaches intertwine and “lonely” pours with strong, hopeful potential. Distinct atmospheric production and masterful yet simplistic medley soundscapes performed by seasoned Nashville A-list studio musicians make way to spotlight Hanel’s full-bodied, rugged vocals. Violin and guitar solos in the instrumental bridge dance in musical conversation mirroring the empathetic connection between two people who have loved and lost, and find themselves in the same place at the same time. “I knew the song was a perfect fit for me the first time I heard the demo. It has a lonesome emotional storyline; the hook, 'whoever let her go is my new best friend,’ is an attention-getter and a fan favorite,” said the twenty-one-year-old country music newcomer, Waylon Hanel. “The melody and the lyrics combined make for the ultimate country song. If you like George Strait, I think you’re gonna like ‘My Kind of Lonely’." Hanel releases the single as an introduction to his third CD, titled DON’T MESS WITH MY COUNTRY, due in late Spring 2024. He will host a “My Kind Of Lonely” hometown preview event on Friday, November 24 at Uptown North (Frankenmuth, MI) to premiere the behind-the-scenes “making of”/LIVE performance music video among family, friends and neighbors. TRACK INFO Artist: Waylon Hanel Track Title: “My Kind Of Lonely” Label: Waylon Hanel Music, LLC Written by Bernie Nelson/Frank Myers Produced by Bernie Nelson Distribution: Ed Gertler/Digital Retail Services Run Time: 3:37 Release Date: December 1, 2023 Pre-sale/Pre-save Event: November 17, 2023 ###

ABOUT WAYLON HANEL Twenty-one-year-old Waylon Hanel is a self-taught musician and singer characterized by his textured vocals and endearing ability to captivate audiences. The Michigan native has quickly become recognized for his down-to-earth style, bold delivery and vivid storytelling. Named after country music legend Waylon Jennings (one of his biggest musical influences), Hanel has worked to hone his skills in developing a vintage signature style of his own. His music and recordings are a testament to his unique, artistic individuality and powerful delivery well beyond his years. He made his official introduction with his self-titled EP (WAYLON HANEL/Nov. 2022), featuring five original tunes, and followed with his sophomore CD, NEW OLD OUTLAWS in May 2023. (“New Old Outlaws Rewind” the spotlighted bonus track, charted at No. 54 on the MusicRow Breakout Chart). Waylon released his second single, “He Don’t Mind” to country radio in June 2023. In the five short years since Waylon launched his music career, he has performed as support act opening for Uncle Kracker, Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Chris Cagle, Elvie Shane, Ashley McBryde, Tyler Farr and Jo Dee Messina among others. Waylon’s 2023 tour schedule has exceeded more than 75 show dates on the books with an aggressive tour schedule taking shape in 2024.

2023 TOUR SCHEDULE October 30 Bay City, MI Castaway's (w/ Billy Don Burns) November 2 Freeland, MI Bayne's Apple Valley November 3 Alpena, MI The Depot Alpena Hospice Event November 4 Rogers City, MI International Sports Bar November 9 Cadillac, MI The Venue Event Center November 10 Wyandotte, MI District 142 (w/Colt Ford & Creed Fisher) November 11 Flushing, MI Buddy Miller Flushing Country Club Fundraiser November 24 Flint, MI Sherman's Lounge November 25 Imlay City, MI Johnny's Place November 30 Millington, MI Benny's Bierhalle December 1 Caro, MI Arrowhead Country Club December 2 Dryden, MI Dryden Bar & Grill (w/Matt Stell) December 7 Detroit, MI District 142 December 8 New Lothrop, MI Don Felipe December 15 Fostoria, MI Watertown Township Parade December 15 Lexington, MI Grand Ole Tribute Lexington Theater December 16 Mount Clemens, MI Grand Ole Tribute Emerald Theatre December 23 Marco, FL Boardroom Tavern December 30 Englewood, FL The Shipwreck Pub CONNECT

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