Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Single, "Party In The Barn" Out Monday on Country Radio

I'm excited to announce that my new single, "Party In The Barn" will be released this coming Monday to country radio.  Be sure to request it--especially if you live near a Music Row station.  

This song is a positive, super fast,  up-tempo, honky tonk rocker that hearkens back to the best of country traditions with an updated modern sound that  I believe you will enjoy.  

I wrote this song based partly on real life from my hometown in Kellyville, Oklahoma.  Last year, one of my best friends from high school, Garie, had a birthday party in his barn out near Indian Road.  So a lot of this song is auto-biographical.  It just reminded me of all of those classic songs like Dumas Walker, Little Miss Honky Tonk and Travis Tritt's version of T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  

I hear fans talking a lot about where country music is headed.  And I hear a lot of people say that they're tired of hearing a bunch of songs about beer and tailgates.  For me, it's not so much the subject matter that gets me--country has always been about real life and real people.  To me it does seem that there are a lot of songs that say the same old things in the same old way using the exact same words and phrases.   

When I was writing this song, I wanted to bring the positive, good feelings about a party while avoiding the laundry list of tired, overused cliches like 'beer can', 'dirt road', 'girl', 'painted on jeans', 'tailgate', and name checking liquor brands.   This is my clean cut version of a country celebration song like that leaves a little more to the imagination.   I certainly don't mind my kids singing this one.  

I can't wait for you to hear it and tell me what you think!


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