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Jason Broyles Unveils New Single 'Strawberry Hill': A Poignant Autobiographical Ballad of Family, Land, and Intrigue

The Oklahoma native is sharing a story the story of his own family.



In his latest offering, "Strawberry Hill," modern bluegrass artist Jason Broyles takes listeners on a captivating journey through a haunting family saga. Rooted in his own lineage, Broyles skillfully intertwines personal history with the larger-than-life legend of Bonnie and Clyde, crafting a song that resonates with both authenticity and intrigue.


At the heart of "Strawberry Hill" lies a riveting narrative of Broyles' grandfather and great uncle's fateful encounter with the infamous outlaw duo. Set against the backdrop of their rural farmstead, the song paints a vivid picture of the tension and turmoil that ensued, ultimately culminating in a tragic showdown with a local sheriff's deputy.


Broyles' storytelling prowess shines through as he navigates the complexities of this multi-generational tale. With each verse, he delves deeper into the intricacies of life and death on Strawberry Hill, weaving together a tapestry of emotion and experience that leaves a lasting impression on the listener.


Musically, "Strawberry Hill" stays true to the roots of bluegrass while incorporating modern elements that give it a fresh and contemporary edge. Broyles' masterful fingerpicking and soulful vocals provide the perfect backdrop for the song's evocative lyrics, creating a sound that is both timeless and timely.


I'm thrilled to release 'Strawberry Hill' as the lead single from my bluegrass EP, 'Old Rudy Road', which stems from true stories my dad witnessed or were passed along by his father living in rural Northwest Arkansas," Jason shared with All Country News. "Named after my grandfather’s farm, Strawberry Hill embodies both family pride and the tragedies it witnessed. This song weaves a multi-generational saga, reflecting on events like my grandfather's encounter with Bonnie and Clyde and the shootout with a local sheriff's deputy. Each track on the EP paints a vivid picture of the life and death along 'Old Rudy Road', with songs set to be unveiled every six weeks. Infused with the distinctive sounds from members of the SteelDrivers, the album captures the essence of the area's roots."


"Strawberry Hill" stands as a testament to Broyles' talent as both a songwriter and storyteller. With its gripping narrative and heartfelt performance, it's a song that lingers in the mind long after the final notes fade away, leaving behind a sense of wonder and reverence for the enduring power of family, history, and the music that binds them together.



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