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ACN First Listen: Country Music Veteran Skip Ewing Pays Tribute To Man's Best Friend With "Road Dog"

The GRAMMY-nominee and former BMI Writer of the Year, gives us a bright new perspective from man's best friend.

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Premiering exclusively today on All Country News, "Road Dog" narrates life's simple pleasures through the eyes of a dog. With a steady beat and the right dose of fiddle Road Dog cleverly shares how a dog sees life. From unwanted hair on your clothes, to mud on the backseat, Ewing's country tenor recounts everything that makes this pup so special.

The seasoned tunesmith offers up a fresh new idea in a genre that often themes seem a tad overdone. From chorus to chorus, it is hard not to bob your head and sway along.

In addition to his own artistry, Ewing has had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keb Mo, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and numerous others. His No. 1 hits include Collin Raye’s “Love, Me,” Diamond Rio’s “I Believe,” Kenny Chesney’s “You Had Me from Hello" and many more. Not to mention, the California native's 2020 album, Wyoming, was met with large critical acclaim that resulted in over 1 million streams as well as a PBS Concert Special.

“Road Dog” is straight up fun, and a total Nashville pick-fest in which the dog is actually singing. If you’re a dog lover, and most especially if a dog is one of your family members, you’ll certainly relate. Our pup Shotgun was the inspiration (named for the seat he prefers to occupy). But it’s about everyone’s canine travel partner. Roll down the windows and crank it up," Skip told All Country News.

Steadfast in country traditionalism and innovate storylines, Road Dog continues Skip's mission of writing real songs for real people! If this track is a foreshadow of his forthcoming album Road To California, we are in!


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