Josh Thompson's fans have been patiently awaiting the release of his upcoming album, Change: The Lost Record, Vol. 1, and the singer gave them a little taste of what's to come by performing one of the new record's tunes, "Same Ol' Plain Ol' Me," at the Grand Ole Opry.

Thompson stepped onto the country music scene in 2010, with the release of his debut album, Way Out Here, on Columbia Records. He moved to RCA Nashville in 2011 and released two singles -- "Comin' Around" and "Change" -- before parting ways with the label and joining Show Dog-Universal for the release of 2014's Turn It Up. Under a new deal with ole Digital, Thompson is set to release Change: The Lost Record, Vol. 1, which is the first half of a project he recorded while with RCA.

“I always had the intention of releasing this record as two EPs at some point in my life,” Thompson says. "Now it’s the perfect time in my life to go ahead and release it and do a digital campaign and start putting these songs in the set and get this record out finally.”

The first track released off of the album, "Same Ol' Plain Ol' Me," is catchy tune and a story of staying true to yourself.

“You can take me out the pickup truck and put me in a Cadillac / Shave my face and cut my hair and put some new clothes on my back," Thompson sings. "Sit me down in a fancy restaurant, but I’ll still order up ketchup and sweet tea / I’ll be the same ol’ plain ol’ me."

Thompson's new music highlights the change that occurred in his sound between his first two albums.

“This would be bridging the gap between Way Out Here and Turn It Up. It was more rootsy, sonically and production-wise. The songs are lyrically equivalent to Way Out Here, but had a little more — not so much party, a little more reflective, looking back at where you’ve been, where you’re going and just loving who you are right now. So it’s definitely a gap to bridge between the two records that nobody got to hear," Thompson tells Taste of Country. "So I’m excited to be able to fill in the blank, because there were four years between two records that I was making music, but most people didn’t hear it.”

Change: The Lost Record, Vol. 1 is set for release on Oct. 9. The project is available for pre-order from Amazon and iTunes.

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