Flatland Cavalry Embraces The Moment In New Single “Mountain Song”


Talented sextet Flatland Cavalry’s brand new single “Mountain Song” is all about embracing your surroundings and taking life as it comes.

Lead singer Cleto Cordero co-wrote the gripping story-song with friend and fellow songwriter Stephen Constancio during a trip in June 2017.

“We were heading to the Pacific Northwest and the first leg of the tour found us in the quaint and quiet mountain town of Red River, NM,” notes Cordero. “I remember feeling loving and safe, nestled in the towering topography that surrounded us on all sides. I was born and raised in West Texas, all I’ve ever known, c It’s dry, dusty flat ground. After “trying” to write a song about things we didn’t feel like, I made a suggestion, saying something like, “Hey, that’s stupid . We are trying write about something that doesn’t even inspire us. Let’s write a song about this place right here. Looking out the cabin window at the moonlit mountain in the distance, the first few lines came to mind and we just ‘chased the rabbit in the hole’ as they say.”

Cordero, with his teammates Jason Albers (drums, backing vocals), Jonathan Saenz (bass, backing vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar, harmonica, second violin), Wesley Hall (violin) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keyboards, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar), recorded “Mountain Song” at accomplished singer-songwriter Bruce Robison’s studio, The Bunker, in Lockhart, Texas. The result is a sweet and colorful ode to this picturesque landscape, as well as all the shared moments and memories that are created there.

“Pine campfire, end of the night / Embers burnin’, bringing new light,” Cordero sings softly. “Bottle of Blanton makes me feel good / Mountain, mountain, keep me company tonight.”

“It’s one of my favorite recordings we’ve ever done because it’s so honest and authentic; frankly, listening to it, part of me can’t believe we captured what we did. in such a short time and with so little preparation”, Notes from Cordero. “The warmth and intimacy of the recordings captured at Bruce Robison’s studio, coupled with the song’s humble and peaceful message, make it such a beautiful and fun recording to listen to. I hope listeners will be transported to a peaceful and serene in their minds every time they listen to “Mountain Song”.

“Mountain Song” follows the May release of Far Out West Sessionswhich includes intimate and stripped down renditions of select tracks from their 2021 album Welcome to Countryland.

The band are currently touring in support of these recent projects, with headlining shows and festival stops scheduled across the United States through December 10. You can see a full list of tour dates below. Additional ticketing information is available through Flatland Cavalry’s official site.

Flatland Cavalry 2022 Tour Dates:
August 26 – Columbia, Missouri @ The Blue Note
August 27 – Lincoln, Neb. @ The Bourbon Theater
September 1 – Clinton, Ark. @ National Championship Wagon Racing
September 2 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Texas Club
September 3 – Belton, Texas @ Central Texas State Fair
September 8 – Memphis, Tennessee @ Graceland Live
September 9 – Stillwater, Okla. @ Outside the city limits
September 10 – Tyler, Texas @ Troubadour Festival
September 15 – Stephenville, TX @ Twisted J Live
September 16 – Brenham, Texas @ Washington Country Fairgrounds
September 17 – Pryor, Okla. @ Born and Raised Music Festival
September 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Lobo Theater
September 22 – Red River, NM @ Bitter Creek Ranch
September 23 – Tucson, Arizona @ Tucson Arena
September 29 – Lawrence, Kan. @ The Granada
September 30 – Denver, Colorado @ Grizzly Rose
October 1 – Hays, Kan. @Fox Theater
October 7 – Fredericksburg, TX @ The Backyard Amphitheater
October 8 – Cuero, Texas @ Cuero Turkeyest
October 14 – Nacogdoches, TX @ Banita Creek Hall
October 20 – Starkville, Mississippi @ Rick’s Café
October 21 – Birmingham, Alabama @ Iron City
October 22 – Hattiesburg, Miss. @Brewsky’s
October 28 – Knoxville, Tennessee @ The Mill & Mine
October 29 – Miramar Beach, Florida @ Moon Crush Harvest Moon 2022
November 3 – Oxford, Mississippi @ The Lyric Oxford
November 6 – Simpsonville Amphitheater, SC @ CCNB at Heritage Park
November 11 – Round Rock, TX @ Round Rock
Nov. 12 – San Antonio, TX @ Cowboys Dancehall
December 9 – Tulsa, Okla. @Cain’s Ballroom
December 10 – Fayetteville, Ark. @JJ’s Liv

7 Songs You Didn’t Know Glen Campbell Was On

Glen Campbell’s name is legendary in country music thanks to his iconic hit songs, but he’s also a major figure in music as a whole because of his crossover hits and, most importantly, because of his work as a live band musician. session. Whether fans know it or not, Campbell left his mark on a myriad of songs in the 1960s, before and into his solo career.
When Campbell moved to Los Angeles in 1960, he got a job as a writer and singer/demo player for a publishing company; which led to working as a session musician. Campbell became a member of the Wrecking Crew, an in-demand group of session musicians who have worked on songs for everyone from Sonny & Cher to Frank Sinatra. They were producer Phil Spector’s band of choice, but were sometimes uncredited players; the late Leon Russell was also a member.

Browse the photo gallery below to learn more about Campbell’s work as a session musician — specifically, about seven hit songs that fans might not know include his playing:


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