Singer/songwriter, Chris Hennessee has released his second single, “Blacktop Blues,” co-written by Hennessee and long-time friend, Trent Willmon, off his long-awaited and upcoming EP, Twilight In The South Vol 1. Co-producer Cody Leppo and Hennessee wanted to capture the 70s “Outlaw” sound, with this tune, so production was kept minimal, focusing on the acoustic, and they cranked the bass wide open for this one, which set the tone for the rest of the album. Stream and download "Blacktop Blues" on all digital platforms here.
“Blacktop Blues” is a driving song,” Chris Hennessee notes. “Trent and I wrote this one with that in mind, something that makes ya want to just go faster”.
“Blacktop Blues” was the catalyst for the entire project. Hennessee knew it was time to work on some new music, but did not quite have the spark until this song came around. Trent Willmon and I have spent our fair share of time on tour through the years, and we wanted to write a song that focused on the intricacies of road life. This song covers everything from truck stop food to sleeping in a bunk going 80 mph down the interstate.
“Hotter than a sun spot Jezebel
Colder than a north pole winter
Dreamin’ bout grandma’s apple pie
Having Stale Saltine’s for dinner
Runnin’ like a green broke year old stud
Kickin’ up dust and slingin’ red mud
Just tryin’ not to make the news
No matter what I take I can’t shake
These Blacktop Blues …”
Chris Hennessee is currently on tour supporting his new music. Catch up with him at a tour date below:
7-9-21 - Asheville, NC - RabbitRabbit Asheville w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-10-21 - St Augustine, FL - St Augustine Amphitheater w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-15-21 - Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-16-21 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-17-21 - Charlotte, NC - Metro Credit Union Amphitheater w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-18-21 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum & PAC w/ Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers
7-23-21 - Poplar Bluff, MO - Black River Coliseum w/ Jamey Johnson
7-24-21 - Kirksville, MO - NEMO Fairgrounds w/ Jamey Johnson
7-29-21 - Selbyville, DE - The Freeman Stage at Bayside w/ Jamey Johnson
7-30-21 - Wheeling, WV - Capitol Music Hall w/ Jamey Johnson
7-31-21 - Frederick, MD - Weinberg Center For The Arts w/ Jamey Johnson
8-1-21 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch w/ Jamey Johnson
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