Rebel has today released a single, The Story Of The Day That I Died, to radio. It’s the title track of the upcoming Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice album, due March 12, 2013.
This one is a clever number written by The Likely Culprits’ Ashby Frank, with a unique twist on the been-done-wrong song. Here the narrator fakes his own death and heads to Mexico, thwarting his unfaithful wife’s plans to take half of everything he owned in a divorce.
Frank shared a few words about the genesis of the song…
“I wrote most of this song about nine years ago on a paper bag while sitting in my car during a snow storm in a McDonald’s parking lot in Pikeville, KY. I played what I had of the song for Junior and his wife, Susan, at their home one night shortly after I wrote it. He liked it, and even suggested the theme for the ending of the song.”
“I’m so proud that he decided to recorded it. Junior Sisk is not just one of my favorite singers and writers alive, but he’s also one of my favorite people in the world, and I couldn’t be happier with the way he and Rambler’s Choice performed it on the album.”
Radio programmers can download the track now at Airplay Direct, where fans can have a listen to the whole song as well.
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