Nobody works harder than Jack Ingram. God only knows how many shows he’s played in the past 20 years. And nobody has a more strident view of country music and what it is - it’s a cause for him.
Bruce Robison feels the same way. He’s been trying harder than ever to get that message out to people who miss the way country used to make them feel through his new label, The Next Waltz.
Jack Ingram is releasing his new single “Why I Left Atlanta” on Tuesday, September 19. It will be available for download and streaming on all major digital platforms. The song will premiere the same day as the music video that will be hosted on The Next Waltz website and YouTube Channel.
"When I got this song from Jason, I just thought it was country as hell. With this huge catchy chorus like the songs we love from George Strait and Alan Jackson from 80's and 90's," said Ingram.
The Next Waltz’s mission is to preserve the way country music used to be made. They provide a living, breathing space in which artists can thrive. All of the songs produced at The Next Waltz Bunker studio are recorded on analog tape with the support of reputable session players.
Of his experience working with the The Next Waltz on this release, Ingram says, “they almost like fill in a picture and make it have color that I wasn’t capable of getting to. And that’s what I want to do with my songs.”
Ingram and Robison have been friends that work together for over two decades. The Next Waltz is kind of a musical family affair, and Robison’s mission is to give his friends a channel to release the music they want without asking them to make comprises to fit current trends.
“Finding the right song was important. Jason Eady, one of our favorite country songwriters had sent us this song, ‘Why I Left Atlanta’ and Jack responded immediately,” said Robison.
In addition to the song and music video release, a short biopic film from behind-the-scenes will premiere on Thursday, September 21 through The Next Waltz YouTube Channel.
Watch “Why I Left Atlanta” and download the song on Tuesday, September 19.