LiveWire releases its latest Way Out West Records’ single “Drivin’ You Outta My Mind” to Texas/Red Dirt radio programmers via CD Tex today, Monday, April 14.
The single will be released to other Country radio formats and on iTunes in the coming weeks.
“Drivin’ You Outta My Mind” was written by LiveWire front man Andy Eutsler, hit Nashville tunesmith Johnny Bulford (Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Chris Young) and former LiveWire band members Danny Bell and Landon Rolfe. The song was co-produced by Paul Carabello, Justin Woods and Clif Doyal. Recorded at Nick Sibley Music in Springfield, Mo., the track features LiveWire members Eutsler on vocals/acoustic guitar; Bobby DeGonia on electric guitars; Cory Shultz on fiddle and Brad Allen on drums. They were joined in the studio by pedal steel guitarist Scott Kwapiszeski and guitarist/bassist Carabello, who are also part of the group’s touring band. “We play our own parts in the studio,” Eutsler states proudly. “So when folks hear our music, it is 100% LiveWire.”
Eutsler recounts how the song came about: “We were in Nashville on a promotional trip for our LIVIN’ album in late-2012, and I invited our friend Johnny [Bulford] to drop by the hotel one night to see if we could write something. Danny [Bell] had this really cool guitar riff and he and Landon [Rolfe] started jamming.’ I said ‘Man, that sounds like a drivin’ song.’ And it just poured out from there. I was ready to record it right then, but of course, we had a just released a new album, so it had to wait. But based on early reaction from our fans and from radio programmers, it was worth the wait. We are really happy with how it turned out.”
The band has been busy working on a video for the song in various locations in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas with noted Nashville director Flick Wiltshire. Additional filming will take place in Oklahoma in the coming weeks and will feature a 1967 GTO owned by Eutsler that is currently being restored at Dangerous Motors in Cushing, Oklahoma.
LiveWire recently completed a nine-day promotional tour of Texas and Oklahoma where they performed a mix of concerts and visited radio to introduce the single to programmers and TX/Red Dirt chart managers.
“Drivin’ You Outta My Mind” is the band’s follow-up to its successful 2013 single release “Whiskey Sunday” which had an impressive run on the Texas and MusicRow radio charts. It spawned a music video which debuted on CMT.com, and is still receiving airplay on ZUUS Country, The Nashville Network and Yallwire, where it was the #1 most-watched Country video for two consecutive weeks last October. In addition, the song helped LiveWire earn a nomination for top “New Duo/Band/Group of the Year” from the 2014 Texas Regional Radio Music Awards (TRRMA).
Texas/Red Dirt radio promotion for LiveWire is handled by The Spacek Company and Dave Smith Promotions.read more