Check out James Wesley‘s new video for “Hooked Up”, now premiering on CMT and! It debuted to a No. 1 Trending Video rank on its first day and within the Top 10 in its first week. Thanks to our corporate partners Calcutta FishingBig Rock Sports, and, of course, CMT for helping make this possible!

Catch the Exclusive Premiere of the Music Video for James Wesley’s Long-Awaited New Single “Hooked Up” on CMT Aug. 31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 25, 2015) – Rising country star James Wesley’s head-turning talent is winning over country fans across the nation, hook, line and sinker. After the success of his first two chart-topping singles, “Real” and “Didn’t I,” the Broken Bow Records recording artist will soon debut the video for his latest single “Hooked Up,” in partnership with Calcutta, in an exclusive premiere across CMT platforms on Monday, August 31.

“What an epic video. I am so excited about it,” said Wesley. “It will take you to the outer banks of North Carolina, 50 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean for one of the largest Blue Marlin Fishing Tournaments in the United States, then to the waterfront for a live concert in downtown Morehead City. I am very proud and honored to team up with Calcutta Fishing. It is a privilege to work with such a great group of men and women.”

Co-written by Todd Morris and Harry Smith, the upbeat angler’s anthem tells the story of a blue marlin who is being pursued by fisherman at the Big Rock, a legendary fishing spot off the coast of Morehead City, NC. An avid sportsman himself, Wesley identified with the song and was eager to record it. Announced in April, Wesley formed a partnership with Calcutta to shoot the “Hooked Up” music video and promote the song to the sport fishing communities.

“Partnering with James and ‘Hooked Up’ is a perfect fit for Calcutta,” said Dave Martin, division president of Fishing/Camping/Marine at Big Rock Sports. “In addition to being the major sponsor of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Calcutta is the premier brand for the coastal lifestyle.”

For each “Hooked Up” single downloaded from iTunes, proceeds will go to support the American Sport fishing Association’s “Keep America Fishing Program” and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Charities. Both charities promote sport fishing, and help to keep oceans, lakes, rivers and streams open, clean and abundant with fish.

About James Wesley:
Kansas native James Wesley is thrilled with the success he has achieved since moving to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country artist. With a Broken Bow recording deal signed in December 2009, the success of two hit radio singles and now a huge opportunity with “Hooked Up,” he is well on his way to achieving his dream. He hopes to do what he loves to do for a long time to come. “I want to be in it for the long haul,” he says. “I want to write, sing and play songs that everyone can feel and relate to. I want to be the guy who tells the stories, and tells it like it is.”

About Calcutta:
Calcutta is one of the most widely recognized brands in the recreational fishing industry with product categories that include fishing tools, coolers, tackle bags, sunglasses, rainwear and technical fishing apparel. Calcutta uses information from recreational anglers as well as captains to help improve and bring to market new products that feature the latest industry advancements. Anglers across North America rely on Calcutta gear to withstand the harshest freshwater and saltwater fishing environments.

For more information on Calcutta, Keep America Fishing, and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Charities, visit and

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