Balsam Range

Balsam Range Address Greed With Wry Humor on 'We'll All Drink Money' [Premiere]

The North Carolina band packs a punch with this fiery bluegrass jam.

Bluegrass greats Balsam Range have always honored their home state of North Carolina and their new single "We'll All Drink Money," an indictment of those who trample over the natural beauty of the Tar Heel State in an effort to get wealthy, is no exception.

The song balances wry humor with a direct message about the dangers of greed and shortsightedness: Why build one when you can have two?/ Why go around when you can go through?/ Nobody's looking, nobody cares/ And if they do, cut 'em a share/ Forget about tomorrow, why ask why/ We'll all drink money when the well runs dry.

The song was penned by Adam Wright, who also wrote the band's song "What the Years Do." Wright says the song was inspired by a conversation with his grandfather.

""My grandfather gave me the idea for this song years ago during a conversation about new home developments during a bad Georgia drought," Wright says. "It's about greed and short sightedness. He said the builders made a fortune and that he reckoned they'd all drink money because there sure wasn't any water. He would be pleased and proud to hear Balsam Range doing this song. As am I!"

Listen to "We'll All Drink Money" below.

Crossroads Label Group · We'll All Drink Money - Balsam Range


Balsam Range is Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals), Caleb Smith (guitar, lead and baritone vocals) and Alan Bibey (mandolin). Named as 2018's International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year, the chart-topping band is one of the most acclaimed groups in the genre.


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