Today, Country-Soul artist/songwriter Drake White announces his highly-anticipated EP, ‘The Bridge.’ The seven-song collection of inspiration, love and purpose is set to premiere October 6, in a little less than a month.  

The follow-up to White’s full-length 2022 album THE OPTIMYSTIC — his second studio album that shares the story of an incredible journey to recovery from an on-stage stroke in 2019 — 'The Bridge’ marks a new era for White beyond his recovery where he re-discovers himself and the purpose in his life. Blended with new songs and alternative versions of THE OPTIMYSTIC fan-favorites, White co-wrote on all seven, co-produced on four, and produced the last three tracks on his own

White explains, "The Webster dictionary defines a bridge as a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle. This is the bridge taking me to back to why I started making music in the first place."

With two of the tracks released earlier this summer, the remaining hits consist of a noteworthy duet between White and GRAMMY-winning artist Colbie Caillat for a special rendition of “Power of a Woman,” a raw rough-cut track of “50 Years Too Late,” a co-write collaboration with Nashville heavy-hitters Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, plus more. Check out the full track list below. 

Track List for Drake White's 'The Bridge':

1. “50 Years Too Late (Ruff Cut)” (Leith Loftin, Drake White) ^
2. “Spirit” (Drake White, Phil Pence, Leslie Satcher) +
3. “Power of a Woman (ft. Colbie Caillat)” (Kelli Johnson, Lindsey Hinkle, Drake White) ^
4. “Makin’ Me Look Good Again (Wedding Version)” (Drake White, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor) ^
5. “Turn You On” (Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, Drake White) *
6. “Ladder To The Sky” (Drake White, Vanessa Olivarez, Andy Skib) *
7. “Happy Hour” (Drake White, Hayes Carll) *

* produced by Drake White
^ produced by Drake White and Graham Mallany
+ produced by Drake White and Matthew Ridenour 



The EP announce follows White’s recent release, “Ladder To The Sky” a deeply moving song that places a from-the-heart emphasis on the comfort found in being a part of something bigger than tangible Earth and learning to trust the path ahead. White teased the demo on Instagram and wrote, “I’m guilty of always pushing to what’s next. This is to remind me that we control very little in this life. Just keep climbing, and you’ll end up exactly where you need to be.” 

White first previewed his upcoming EP in late June with the release of “Spirit,” a swaying traveler’s anthem with a hard-won sense of inner peace.  

Starting October 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, White will embark on his co-headlining BLOW UP YOUR TV TOUR with Texas Country hitmaker William Clark Green. The run will feature 15 dates spread out across the Western half of the U.S., including stops in Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis and more before finishing December 9 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For tour details and ticket info, click here.



Drake White grew up singing in his church’s youth choir in Alabama before becoming one of Country music’s most spirited innovators, earning four Top 40 hits and traveling the country on multiple nationwide tours. His 2013 debut single “Simple Life” introduced his brand of Country Soul, which he cemented with 2016 debut album SPARK followed by the EPs ‘Pieces’ and ‘Stars.’ In August 2019, he collapsed on stage due to a hemorrhagic stroke, and doctors told him he might never perform again. After undergoing a series of operations to repair his Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and months of physiotherapy, White has proved them wrong, returning to the road to spread his incredible positivity to his fans. In 2022 he embarked on his headline THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR, which spanned dates in the U.S. and the U.K. His latest album, THE OPTIMYSTIC, is an inspiring glimpse into the journey he has taken over the past few years, and the “extremely accomplished album” (American Songwriter) delivers a “powerful message” (Nashville Lifestyles) via White’s “smooth brand of country-soul” (Billboard). White has received accolades including Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need to Know, The Grammy’s Artist of Tomorrow and the British CMA Awards’ International Song of the Year and has shared the bill with Country music superstars like Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band.