Becky Warren shares new single, ‘The Drake Motel,’ from sophomore album, out Oct. 19

Becky Warren
Becky Warren will release her sophomore album, Undesired, on Oct. 19

Country rocker Becky Warren will release her sophomore album, Undesirable, on October 19, 2018. The highly anticipated album consists of eleven tracks and as noted in a recent press release, is a “record about humanity, as Warren distills the stories of a group of entrepreneurs trying to work their way out of poverty in her homebase of Nashville, Tennessee.” The music video for her Warren’s new single, “The Drake Motel,” premiered today on American Songwriter.

The Drake Motel features one of the entrepreneur’s, Shawn Lesley, who is referred to as ‘motel homeless,’ making enough money to afford basic housing, but unable to meet other requirements needed to obtain an apartment.

In Nashville, many of these individuals sell a local street paper called The Contributor, which is printed by a non-profit aiming to provide additional income opportunities for members of the impoverished community. As seen in the video for “The Drake Motel,” Warren got to know many of these vendors, learning their stories and proving that we are all much more similar than we think. For the protagonists of Warren’s catchy, guitar-driven songs, homelessness is never a defining characteristic.


The album was produced by Dan Knobler, known for his work with Rodney Crowell, Lake Street Drive and Kelsey Waldo, and is the follow-up to Warren’s solo debut, 2016’s War Surplus. Warren previously released the lead single “We’re All We Got” featuring Indigo Girl Amy Ray and premiered at Billboard.

Ahead of the album’s release, Warren will be making multiple appearances in Nashville during Americanafest, including an official ‘in-the-round’ showcase at City Winery on Friday, September 14, presented by 30A Songwriters Festival. She has also announced an album release show in Nashville on October 26 at The High Watt and tickets can be pre-ordered now HERE. Full tour dates are listed below.

On Tour

Sept. 13 – Nashville, TN – The Fond Object (California Country Social)
Sept. 14 – Nashville, TN – City Winery (Official Americanafest Showcase)
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Martin’s BBQ (Boo Ray’s Americana Review)
Oct. 8 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Pete’s Candy Store
Oct. 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Ale and The Witch
Oct. 26 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt (Album Release Show)

Find Becky on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and Twitter.

Lindsey Borders

Lindsey is an avid music enthusiast, and has worked in every capacity that music and entertainment have to offer. Because her parents had her young, she grew up on mostly '70s and '80s music, which was a staple in their household every day. She has interviewed a wide range of artists, actors and authors, including Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Jake Kiszka (Greta Van Fleet), Beth Hall ("Mom," "Mad Men"), Chris McNally ("When Calls the Heart"), Anna Todd (After), among numerous others. Catch her on Instagram and Facebook @talentinborders.


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