Track Featured on Forthcoming Debut Album, "Tale of Two Towns" Out Jan. 6, 2023
“Ratcliff Makes A Towering Statement With The Vulnerable ‘Tale Of Two Towns’”
“…a folkie, bluegrassy texture that ripples with authenticity.” – Music Row
Today, singer/songwriter Brandon Ratcliff releases “Someone Who Believes In You,” a song about the people in his life who kept him going on his path to have a career in music when he doubted that decision.
“I was looking back at ten years in Nashville and thinking about all the times I felt like I couldn’t do this anymore,” says Ratcliff. “I moved here right out of high school, after a brief stint in college, so I have no plan B. It was scary to leave everything you know, and veer from the path most expected of me, but there are people in my life that never let me doubt that I did the right thing moving here. ‘Someone Who Believes In You’ is for them.”
Last month, the Monument Records Recording artist announced his forthcoming debut album, Tale of Two Towns – the next chapter in the Cotton Valley, Louisiana native’s life.
After releasing the title track, “Tale of Two Towns,” and two additional tracks, “Always Moving On” and “ Grow Apart,” and now “ Someone Who Believes In You,” it is clear that Ratcliff is on a journey of self-exploration as he faces internal struggles that come with growing up. Reflecting whether he made the right decision leaving his tiny hometown of under 1,000 people, in the music he asks himself what he may have given up following his dreams. Whenever the begins to doubt himself, he leans on the people who make sure he believes him himself.
One of those people is Ratcliff’s mother, Suzanne Cox of the legendary, multi-GRAMMY Award winning bluegrass group, The Cox Family. She and Ratcliff’s father pushed him to follow his dreams and continue the tradition of storytelling they set as a standard in both Nashville and in their family.
The other is his wife, Lexi. Someone he has known since he was in kindergarten, she has never given up on him or let him give up on himself.
On the track he sings:
Love is the heartbeat
that can turn a few into an army
yeah, we all got people heaven let its light through
they were there to fight your fight, too
Lord knows I do
Since moving to Nashville, Ratcliff has found more of those people who believe in him, including the people he wrote this song with - Pete Good, Josh Jenkins, AJ Babcock. All writers Ratcliff counts as friends, mentors and constant collaborators.
Produced by Good and Babcock, “Someone Who Believes In You” is available Today.
Tale of Two Towns is out January 6, 2023. Pre-Add/Pre-Save the album HERE.
Tale of Two Towns is a sonic shift that Ratcliff has worked hard to identify since signing with Monument Records in 2018. After releasing his debut single, “Rules Of Breaking Up,” in October of that same year and accumulating over 50 million streams, he hit the road with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, and opened dates for Keith Urban. He appeared on the Spotify Viral Chart and was selected as a Pandora Ones to Watch artist, while topping Rolling Stone’s all-genre Breakthrough Artists chart.
Yet when 2020 hit and the world shut down, Ratcliff found himself at a crossroads with his music, his sound and his life, so he went back to the hometown he was so eager to leave. While there, he wrote nonstop, sharing truths he had never shared before, and put together a career defining record.