Home Again released by Wildfire

WildfireThis is a big month for Wildfire. They’ve released a new single, signed with a new booking agency, and are looking forward to the release of their first album since 2010 early next year.

Let’s take those in turn, shall we?

The single is I Want to Go Back Home Again, written and sung by founding member Robert Hale. It’s a contemporary bluegrass number about that familiar feeling that hits when the pressure and responsibility of life weighs you down, and returning home to see mom and dad, family and friends, seems like just the thing.

Radio programmers can download the track now at Airplay Direct. Here’s a sample.


The band got its start in 2000, when Phil Leadbetter, Curt Chapman, and Darrell Webb left JD Crowe & the New South to team up with Hale and Barry Abernathy as Wildfire. Hale, on guitar and lead vocals, and Chapman, on bass, are the sole original members, augmented by Johnny Lewis on banjo, Chris Davis on mandolin, and Greg Luck on fiddle.

They will be represented going forward by the Andrea Roberts Agency in Nashville, who also handles Flatt Lonesome, Grasstowne, and Ronnie Reno.

Roberts says that she is rarin’ to go.

“I am delighted to be working with Wildfire. I have been a longtime fan of the band and I believe their latest efforts are the best yet. I can’t wait to set the world on Wildfire!”

There is no set release date for the as-yet untitled 2015 album, which will be released on Pinecastle Records. The single is available for sale as a download now from the Pinecastle web site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.