Globally renowned US country music artist Rusty Gear has released the wonderfully titled Lost in My Hometown featuring Anna Jacobson.
With previous Australian ads on MTV / CMT KIX COUNTRY NETWORK, FLOW FM NETWORK, and ABC COUNTRY, Rusty’s latest is sure to reaffirm the singer-songwriter’s indelible presence on the music landscape.
The new track is a bittersweet meditation on small-town America, weaving an inviting narrative as socially on point as it is penetratingly real. Rusty Gear’s primary focus has always been the song writing, communicating authentic stories of life in America with accompanying rocking numbers that energize his live performances.
Lost in My Hometown’s lyric is more than just an engaging narrative but reflects the everyman figure in contemporary American society, one whose emotional centre has been upturned by the significance and rate of change in that society’s structure. However, the observation is handled with a fine brush, revealing elements of this change as they merge with the existing components, as the song’s bridge lyric intones, ‘It’s good to see my high school looks the same / Got some metal detectors and a shiny new name’.
With a significant number of releases behind him, including seven albums and EPs, Rusty’s songs have received radio play across the globe and charted on the Billboard Country Breakout Chart, Roots Radio in Blues and Americana and on the Hotdisc Top 40, where he has had three #1s and five in the top ten. He has released seven albums and EPs featuring top Nashville session players and members of the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
‘‘ The new track is a bittersweet meditation on small-town America, weaving an inviting narrative as socially on point as it is penetratingly real.
The accompanying musical framework is crafted to suit the cautiousness and deliberation of the track’s lyric, utilizing streamlined instrumentation, a shuffle-like rhythmic template and melodies that create a measured yet satisfyingly hopeful mood, one that manages to tame any propensity for overwrought sentimentalism.
With over two million times and counting on Spotify, Lost in My Hometown is sure to register with music listeners and land Rusty Gear another certified hit.
LISTEN TO RUSTY GEAR HERE: