Balsam Range has released the title track from their upcoming Mountain Home CD, Trains I Missed, as a single to bluegrass and Americana radio. The song, written by Walt Wilkins, Gilles Godard and Nicole Witt, is a unique take on the road not taken – an anthem of gratitude about being just where you are.
Mandolinist Darren Nicholson says that the song – sung by fiddler Buddy Melton – has a universal appeal, which is part of what attracted them to it in the first place.
“Trains I Missed is a wonderfully written song about life. Everyone I know can relate to it in some way …that’s rare. I feel fortunate and proud to have a part in such a great song.”
Trains I Missed: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/trains_i_missed.mp3]
In addition to being psyched about a new single and a new CD, the guys are celebrating their nomination for the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award. Nicholson tells us that the distinction isn’t lost on the band.
“What an a honor to be nominated by your peers, promoters and fans for such a prestigious award. We love this music and to be recognized as part of the future of it is tops for me.”
Trains I Missed is due for a September 20 release on Mountain Home. You can find all pertinent details about Balsam Range on their official web site.