Between his traditional country sound, honest songs, and love for the music, it’s no wonder why Curtis Grimes has been a long time favorite here at TMP! His 2016 album, “Undeniably Country”, has well over 10 million combined streams and boast several singles that are well over 1 million streams (*“From Where I’m Standing” has over 5 Million!). Needless to say, it’s been well received! Grimes is now gearing up to drop some new music and we’re excited to bring you an early listen!
Written by Casey Beathard (BMI), Doug McCormick (BMI) and Kenneth Wright (BMI), and recorded at Back Stage Studio with Trent Willmon and Bart Busch, “Still” dives into strong rooted beliefs in family, faith, and appreciating tradition. “This song is a perfect reflection of my life and where I am in regards to my faith and my stance on the current direction of my music”, Grimes told us.
“I wanted to record another undeniably hit song that would appeal to a large number of people without sacrificing my personal integrity or musical taste and I feel like this is it”, he went on to say.
Grimes’ willingness to unabashedly share his beliefs in areas that some artists shy away from like religion, heritage and patriotism is something we find absolutely commendable. Isn’t that what country music is supposed to be about? Personal beliefs, thoughts, stories etc… the artist’s self-truth, honesty, and integrity; even when the whole world seems to be “singing a different tune”?
This is the first track off of Grimes’ newest project and I think he’s reassuring everyone with this track, that while you can certainly expect some new and fresh music, the same foundational and core beliefs that have been present throughout his entire catalog isn’t going anywhere no matter what’s going on in the rest of the world!
The track drops tomorrow on all of the digital distribution outlets, and we definitely recommend getting your hands on it, but in the meantime enjoy an early listen below!
You’ll also be able to find it here, as well as other great Texas Country, Red Dirt and Americana tunes, on our TMP Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/texas_music_pickers/playlist/4X1EDu99kIPVqHleQfLen2?si=lHf83nhwQhOqhLH6vCCD7g
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