The South Austin Moonlighters have a song for city dwellers who left their hearts back in the country. "Carry Me On," from the band's forthcoming Anders Osborne-produced album Travel Light (out on May 17), celebrates life outside the city limits.
Band member Chris Beall says the song was inspired by a visit with a friend and an old tractor.
"I visited a friend awhile back, and in the field behind his house was an old Ford 9N tractor---arguably the coolest-looking tractor ever made. That set the wheels in motion for 'Carry Me On'---no traffic; no huge mortgage payment; no daily grind; just some space and some "peace and quiet" from survival in the city," Beall tells Wide Open Country. "Life can be tough, and sometimes we just need a break."
Listen to "Carry Me On" below.
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