Merle Monroe’s Highly-Anticipated Debut Album ‘Back To the Country’ Available Now Featuring Latest Single “Dad”
Official Music Video for “Dad” Unveiled by The Bluegrass Situation Plus Shared by Country Rebel Network
Nashville, Tenn. – The wait is finally over, as Merle Monroe releases their new debut album, Back To The Country. The collection pays tribute to the project’s main influences Merle Haggard and Bill Monroe, with a combination of new material written by the band, along with old favorites (full track listing below). Released via Pinecastle Records, Back To The Country includes 12 new recordings, which all spotlight the group’s invigorating style. Fans can download and stream the full album HERE.
The current single, “Dad” has already begun to make waves. Released prior to Father’s Day weekend, the official video was unveiled by The Bluegrass Situation. In addition, the song and video was also shared on Father’s Day by the Country Rebel network, reaching an online audience over 20 million. “Dad” was written by Skip Ewing, and features Tim Raybon singing lead on the engaging ballad, while Daniel Grindstaff adds background vocals. In one specific part, Raybon sings, “the pages of my life just keep on turning / the way you always told me they would do” which plays out in the video, while flipping through a photo album featuring old family pictures from both Merle Monroe members Raybon and Grindstaff.
Since forming and releasing their lead single earlier this year, founding members Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff have quickly made a mark in Bluegrass, Americana, Folk and authentic Country music circles. Prior to the release, the dynamic band has already charted multiple songs, debuting at No. 1 on Roots Music Report’s ‘Top 50 Traditional Bluegrass Song’ chart with “Movin’ On,” a Merle Haggard cover and the project’s opening track. Their Tim Raybon written song “Blessed City” has reached another market, storming its way to No. 4 on Bluegrass Today’s ‘Gospel Weekly Airplay Chart,’ where it continues to climb.
To learn more on all things Merle Monroe visit the dynamic group’s official website HERE. While there, visitors will be able to purchase a physical copy of the album, check upcoming tour dates, latest news stories and more!
Back To The Country Track Listing:
1. Movin’ On (written by Merle Haggard)
2. Back Where It’s At (written by Bobby Bond)
3. Whippoorwill (written by Tim Raybon)
4. Beautiful Kentucky (written by Tim Raybon)
5. Blessed City (written by Tim Raybon)
6. Hungry Eyes (written by Merle Haggard)
7. Singing Crazy (Like Patsy Cline) [written by Tim Raybon] 8. Dad (written by Skip Ewing)
9. I’ll Follow You (written by Tim Raybon and Casey Penn)
10. He Will Roll You Over The Tide (written by Kyla Rowland)
11. The Kindest Man (written by Tim Raybon)
12. This Town (written by Roger Miller)
About Merle Monroe:
Pinecastle Recording artists Merle Monroe is a band created by musicians Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff. Basing their sound from collective experiences as professionals in the music business, which essentially is a mix of vocally centered, hard-driving Bluegrass, all along tearing at listeners’ heartstrings like a Merle Haggard style ballad. Merle Monroe believes Bluegrass, Gospel and traditional Country music are America’s music, the stories of the common man and the sounds of the mountains. Adding the superb talents of Jayd Raines, Josh Doss and Derek Deakins, the goal is to choose songs that relate to everyday life and go Back To The Country, be that with heartfelt vocals, a ballad, a hard driving banjo, or an upbeat song that takes your mind away from today’s current distractions.
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