Balsam Range, ‘We’re All in This Together’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Award-winning band Balsam Range recently joined together with some of their fellow bluegrass artists to put together an album in support of the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Trust Fund, and they're debuting their contribution to the project with The Boot. Readers can press play below to hear "We're All in This Together."
Written by Beth Husband and Milan Miller, "We're All in This Together" is a reminder that, no matter how alone or different you may feel, we're all living on this planet together, which means -- you guessed it -- "we're all in this together." So goes the song, "At one point or another, everybody needs a hand / From a stranger or a brother, so it helps to understand / Follow or guide, side by side / We're all in this together."
"We truly are an 'all in this together' band. The Trust Fund is a major reason that most of us are IBMA members," Balsam Range's Tim Surrett tells The Boot. "Balsam Range has several friends that received help from the Trust Fund, including funeral expenses. We are so glad to be able to contribute to this great project."
"We're All in This Together" is one of 11 songs on Come See About Me: A Benefit for the IBMA Trust Fund, a record assembled by artists from the Mountain Home Music Company. In addition to Balsam Range, the project features contributions from Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Grascals and more; in fact, it was Lawson who originally had the idea for the album.
The IBMA Trust Fund "has been there to help when life has handed grave setbacks to members of our bluegrass community," the IBMA website explains. The non-profit fund was established in 1987 to offer financial assistance to members of the bluegrass music community during emergencies. As such, each song on Come See About Me reflects the themes of hope, trust and faith.
Come See About Me: A Benefit for the IBMA Trust Fund is available for pre-order now. It is due out on Sept. 28.
Listen to Balsam Range, "We're All in This Together":