June 7 — Steep Canyon Rangers will tentatively release its latest album this fall.
The band is scheduled to release its new album, Morning Shift, Sept. 8 through Yep Roc Records. The band’s 14th album, it will come roughly three years after the release of the band’s then latest album, Arm in Arm (2020).
In anticipation of the record’s pending release the band unveiled its lead single, ‘Hominy Valley‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song’s musical arrangement is a catchy, upbeat composition that will appeal easily to any fan of the band and any bluegrass fan in general.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the debut of the new single and video and the album’s pending release. The lyrics provided with the video seem to point at the song being a history lesson of sorts, in this case about General Griffith Rutherford, who led a large contingent of American military forces in late 1776 against Cherokee Native Americans in the North Carolina Mountains.
The song’s video features the band recording its song and new album at the Inn Bat Cave in Bat Cave, N.C. as the song plays over the visualization.
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