The Grascals, ‘Callin’ Your Name’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
The Grascals are premiering the music video for their song "Callin' Your Name" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch and listen to the infectiously fun song from the bluegrass sextet.
In the grand tradition of bluegrass tunes, "Callin' Your Name" is one of those songs that sounds joyful, but its lyrics detail a relationship on the brink. "Once I meant the world to you, or was it just an act?" the band sings. "If you loved me like you used to, you couldn't turn your back and leave me takin' the blame and callin' your name."
With killer guitar-picking and lush traditional harmonies, the band's rendition of "Callin' Your Name" came out of a recommendation from legendary songwriter Larry Cordle, best known for his classic tune "Murder on Music Row," made famous by George Strait and Alan Jackson. “Before we came to the studio, Larry Cordle told me this would be a great song for me to sing," Grascals guitarist and vocalist Chris Davis tells The Boot. "We ended up recording it, and it was indeed a great song that came out really well.”
Comprised of Davis, guitarist John Bryan, bassist Terry Smith, banjo player Kristin Scott Benson, Danny Roberts on mandolin, and fiddler Adam Haynes, the Grammy-nominated Grascals recently released a new album, Straighten the Curves, on which "Callin' Your Name" appears. The project pairs gospel classics such as "The Shepherd of My Valley" and "What Does God Look Like" with, among others, a cover of Eddie Rabbitt's iconic "Drivin' My Life Away." Fans can learn more at Grascals.com.
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