Nashville, TN (September 25, 2020) - - Southern songwriting storyteller Sean Harrison modulates and wordplays his way through his debut single, “Halfway From Nashville.” The ballad, filled with Roger Miller-style quirkisms, nods to Johnny Cash and great Country songs, is a John Prine-ish, Tom T. Hall-esque half spoken, half sung reflection on life lived and roads traveled. Laced with weepy pedal steel guitar and a punched-up count in the verses, the track draws the listener in and moves the story ahead. With a style that crisscrosses boundaries of Americana, Country, Blues, Folk and Rock, Sean explores new territory with a traditional song, while searching for answers to life’s eternal questions - in true storytelling fashion.
Merle says I just need to get through December
Dylan’s answers in the wind they do blow
Mr. Cash had so many songs I can’t remember
But he’s been everywhere, man, so he ought to know
Who will sing me the song that makes a connection
Three chords and a chorus with a sense of direction
If not Haggard or Dylan, then by god Johnny Cash will
Tell me where the hell am I now, halfway from Nashville (S. Harrison)
The Country Note premiered the track, and adventurous listeners can stream/download the single now from Spotify and Apple / iTunes; radio can access the tune via AirPlay Direct. An entertaining “story behind the song” video can be found below. “Halfway From Nashville” is the first single and title track of Harrison’s upcoming, debut CD.