Americana artist Szlachetka, who was named "Artist to Watch" by Rolling Stone chatted with Digital Journal about his new album, "Heart of my Hometown," which will be released on February 16. On his new album, Heart of my Hometown, he said, "I've been on the road quite a bit over the past five years, and typically I play between 150 to 200 dates a year. Most of my inspiration for songs on this album came from observations from the road, between people I've met, towns I've discovered, and the sentiments that have stuck with me. I feel like an interloper sometimes – getting a glimpse of all these great towns and communities and experiencing their uniqueness and character. It's one of the perks that come with being a full-time touring artist."