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Flatland Cavalry’s new song “Mountain Song” debuts today

FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

August 26, 2022—Acclaimed band Flatland Cavalry’s new song, “Mountain Song,” is debuting today.

Known for their electric live shows, the band will perform throughout this year with upcoming stops at Baton Rouge’s Texas Club, Memphis’s Graceland Live, Stephenville’s Twisted J Live, Tucson’s Tucson Arena, Grizzly Rose in Denver, Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom among many others. The band will also perform at the Texas State Fair, Troubadour Festival, and Born and Raised Festival this fall. See below for complete itinerary. 

Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, background vocals), Jonathan Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar, harmonica, second fiddle), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar). 

Since forming in 2012, Flatland Cavalry has released three studio albums: Welcome to Countryland (2021), Homeland Insecurity (2019) and their 2016 debut, Humble Folks, which reached #2 on iTunes’ Country Albums chart, #17 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart and #28 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Additionally, of Homeland InsecurityRolling Stone declared, “Flatland Cavalry mix Red Dirt roots-rock with fiddle-driven twang. The blend is particularly intoxicating,” while the Dallas Observer praised, “a breath of fresh air for a Texas country music scene hungry for young blood.” Flatland Cavalry has continued to tour relentlessly throughout their career, building a passionate grassroots fanbase as they went. In addition to numerous sold-out headline shows, the band has joined artists such as Luke Combs, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Midland and Parker McCollum on the road.

Reflecting on the song, lead singer Cleto Cordero shares:  

“‘Mountain Song’ was written in June of 2017 with one of my buddies, Stephen Constancio. We were headed for the Pacific Northwest and the first leg of the tour found us in the quaint and quiet mountain town of Red River, NM. I remember feeling enamored and safe; nestled by the towering topography that surrounded us on all sides. Born and raised in West Texas, all I’ve ever known is dry, dusty flatland. After ‘trying’ to write a song about things that we weren’t feeling, I made a suggestion, saying something along the lines of: ‘Hey, this is stupid. We are trying to write about something that we aren’t even inspired by. Let’s write a song about this place right here.’ Looking out the cabin window at the moonlit mountain in the distance the first lines came to mind and we just ‘chased the rabbit down the hole’ as they say. It is one of my favorite recordings we have ever made because it is so honest and authentic; quite frankly when listening to it a part of me can’t believe we captured what we did in such little time and with such little preparation. The warmness and intimacy of the recordings captured at Bruce Robinson’s studio, coupled with the humble and peaceful message of the song make it such a beautiful and fun recording to listen to. I hope that listeners are lifted to a peaceful serene place in their minds each time they listen to ‘Mountain Song.’”

 

“Mountain Song” is the latest release from the band following their acclaimed 2021 album, Welcome to Countryland (stream/purchase here), as well as this past spring’s Far Out West Sessions, which features stripped-down versions of seven songs from the record (stream/purchase here and watch accompanying performance videos here). Produced by Jake Gear and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, Welcome to Countryland has continued to receive widespread acclaim since the release, with The Wall Street Journal praising, “a clear musical point of view, original melodies, mature confidence in portraying romantic matters, and increasingly fresh, distinctive lyrics…a straightforward, upbeat electrified country-rock band.” Additionally, Rolling Stone declares, “Flatland Cavalry are promising to make days a little brighter wherever they go” and American Songwriter proclaims, “a dynamic representation of country music.”

FLATLAND CAVALRY CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

August 26—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
August 27—Lincoln, NE—The Bourbon Theatre
September 1—Clinton, AR—National Championship Wagon Races
September 2—Baton Rouge, LA—Texas Club
September 3—Belton, TX—Central Texas State Fair
September 8— Memphis, TN—Graceland Live
September 9— Stillwater, OK—Outside City Limits
September 10—Tyler, TX—Troubadour Festival
September 15—Stephenville, TX—Twisted J Live
September 16—Brenham, TX—Washington Country Fairgrounds
September 17—Pryor, OK—Born and Raised Music Festival
September 21—Albuquerque, NM—Lobo Theater
September 22—Red River, NM—Bitter Creek Ranch
September 23—Tucson, AZ—Tucson Arena
September 29—Lawrence, KS—The Granada
September 30—Denver, CO—Grizzly Rose
October 1—Hays, KS—Fox Theatre
October 7—Fredericksburg, TX—The Backyard Amphitheater
October 8—Cuero, TX—Cuero Turkeyest
October 14—Nacogdoches, TX—Banita Creek Hall
October 20—Starkville, MS—Rick’s Café
October 21—Birmingham, AL—Iron City
October 22—Hattiesburg, MS—Brewsky’s
October 28—Knoxville, TN—The Mill & Mine
October 29—Miramar Beach, FL—Moon Crush Harvest Moon 2022
November 3—Oxford, MS—The Lyric Oxford
November 6—Simpsonville, SC—CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
November 11—Round Rock, TX—Round Rock
November 12—San Antonio, TX—Cowboys Dancehall
December 9—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
December 10—Fayetteville, AR—JJ’s Live
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