Country singer Charlie Rogers has dropped the acoustic version of his heartfelt anthem, “When He Was Me,” painting a picture of love slipping through his hands.
His powerful voice and intriguing storytelling usher the audience into his perspective of having to see the person he loves with someone else. Expressing his pain with his angelic voice was the perfect juxtaposition for this anecdote of a song. Written by infamous country and pop songwriter Shay Mooney (of Dan + Shay), Charlie Rogers bring the song to life, creating a beautiful rendition of an untold love story. Charlie’s original version of the song can be heard here. This heartful ballad will earn a spot on all of your Country Heartache playlists.
Oregon-born and Kansas-raised, Charlie Rogers’ writing and musical journey began at a very young age. His passion for musical pursuits was purposed to communicate equity and commonalities between the listener and the musician, resulting in his genre-alchemizing country/singer-songwriter style. Now residing in Nashville, his love for representing unheard voices helped push his career to open for artists like Russell Dickerson, Brothers Osborne, and Janelle Arthur. His prominent writing and compassionate voice accelerated his musical journey, allowing him to play CMA honors ceremonies for Charley Pride and Ricky Skaggs. Rogers’ music has been praised by The Boot, Country Fancast, and more.
“‘When He Was Me’ was a song that stuck with me as soon as I heard it. I hadn’t been in a serious relationship since the one that I had prior ended poorly and I’d gotten to experience what it was like watching the other person move on while you’re left reliving the moments over and over again. I’m a sucker for a good break-up song so I knew I had to have it.” – Charlie Rogers
This perfectly crafted breakup song holds a catchy structure and has an ethereal effect on the listeners. Since a young age, Rogers has been pursuing a musical career and has had success with his country-pop music and past singles. His newest release, “When He Was Me,” has the staying power to be his biggest hit yet. After listening to this song once, the chorus will be on repeat in your head. Stream the acoustic version of “When He Was Me” below and stay up to date with Charlie Roger’s musical career by following his Instagram @CharlieRMusic and visiting his website CharlieRogersmusic.com.
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