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Josh Abbott Band's Latest Single Is An Ode Rebellious Hearts Finding A Home

The Texas country veterans are back with another hard hitting hit off their just announced new project.

Photo Credit: Nick Infante

If you are familiar with Lubbock's own Josh Abbott Band, you know that the have an acute since of digging universal stories out of everyday life. Continuing that steadfast tradition, Josh and they guys bring forth a story that will resonate with any rebel heart. On the heels of their announcement of their seventh studio LP Somewhere Down The Road due January 26, 2024 via their Pretty Damn Tough label, the guys give us a taste of what is to come in What We’re You Thinking.

Josh's sweet country tenor narrates the story of a restless heart finding a home. Letting go of the idea that love may never come is way and trading in his demons for a better life, the painfully relatable track strikes a chord. Highlighted by picturesque lyricism, brilliant melodies, and a poignant fiddle solo, JAB's ability to evoke such emotion in just over three minute speaks to the artistry of the group. A true love story for a lost soul, the song connects.

“If you’re lucky, someone comes along and motivates you to be even better,” shares Abbott in a press statement. “They reassure your insecurities, fight your ghosts, and create a better life with you. It makes you wonder how it happened, but then you settle in and realize you deserve this. That’s ‘What Were You Thinking’ and it was written from the heart.”

Produced by Dwight A. Baker (who also produced 2015’s Front Row Seat) and recorded at his Matchbox Studios in Austin, Somewhere Down The Road is the Josh Abbott Band’s first full-length LP since 2020’s critically-acclaimed The Highway Kind. It also marks the first effort from the band’s newly reconfigured lineup, including longtime members Eddie Villanueva (drums), Austin Davis (banjo), David Fralin (keys) and Jimmy Hartman (bass) as well as recent additions Adam Hill (fiddle) and guitarists Cale Richardson and Kris Farrow.

Stylistically provocative, the standout sonics and hard hitting lyrics that the group is beloved for are once again at the forefront of this heartwarming track. Steadfast Texas traditionalism and engaging stories, Josh Abbott Band once again proves why they are the best in the business.


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