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Song Premiere: The South Austin Moonlighters Celebrate Rural Living On 'Carry Me On'

Valerie Fremin

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.

For more information on The South Austin Moonlighters, visit their official website.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

May 3 - La Grange, Texas - Bugle Boy
May 4 & 5 - Dallas, Texas - The Dallas International Guitar Festival
May 10 - Austin, Texas - The Saxon Pub
May 11 - Lago Vista, Texas- Lago Fest
May 12 - New Braunfels, Texas- Gruene Hall
May 17 - Llano, Texas - BADU 1891

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