The album was produced by Clay Hess, and recorded in his Ohio studio. Mark lays down the lead vocals, with Clay providing all the instruments save the fiddle, which is added by Tim Crouch.
Tennessee Moon, the single track, is a mid-tempo grasser driven by Clay’s tasty banjo. It’s an old fashioned love story about going home to the one you love. Clay also adds the tenor vocal.
Though he was born and lives now in Ohio, Whitt says that his fondness for the Volunteer State is at the root of this song.
“I was inspired to write the title track, Tennessee Moon, based on my love for the state of Tennessee. I travel through Nashville a couple times a year, and I love seeing the skyline from a distance. In my opinion, it’s amazing. I started thinking about how beautiful the Tennessee moon is in the evening and I thought, this would be a perfect title for a song. In fact, the Harvest Moon featured on the back cover of the CD, was taken from the banks of Houston County Tennessee. This sets the stage for the makings of Tennessee Moon.
Tennessee Moon is a love story with a good ending… making your way back to not only your home town in Tennessee, but to the love of your life. It takes you on a journey back to your roots, forgetting the past, while visualizing the future with your true love.”
Have a listen in the graphic video…