Trains I Missed from Balsam Range

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.”

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Radio programmers can download the single from the Crossroads Music web site, where there are also audio samples for all 12 tracks on Trains I Missed.

Balsam Range consists of Marc Pruett on banjo, Caleb Smith on guitar, and Tim Surrett on bass with Nicholson on mandolin and Melton on fiddle.

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.

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