Saturday, May 15, 2021
– Flatland Cavalry's "Welcome to Countryland" will be out July 2.
The first single, "Some Things Never Change," came out on Friday.
Produced by Jake Gear and recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios, "Welcome to Countryland" finds the band's traditional Texas roots infused with a fresh modern sound. The record's 14 new songs include collaborations with Hailey Whitters ("Meantime") and Kaitlin Butts ("Life Without You").
Lead singer Cleto Cordero, said, "We spent our time off the road in 2020 working diligently towards this new record. The support from our fans, friends and family gave us hope to 'go for broke' and pour our hearts and souls into the writing and creating of this new batch of songs. I think it is our favorite record that we've created to date because it was made during such a critical time in our journey, which, I think, brought a whole new sense of wonder and significance to the project. We can't wait to give our fans what we believe is our most meaningful album to date."
Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, background vocals), Jonathan
Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo).
The disc also features special guest musicians Spencer Cullum (steel guitar), Jim Hoke (harmonica, jaw harp) and Billy Justineau (B3 organ) as well as background vocals from Kaitlin Butts.
The new album follows the band's self-released 2016 debut, "Humble Folks" and their 2019 release, "Homeland Insecurity."
The track list is:
1. Country Is... (written by Cleto Cordero, P. Palomino)
2. Some Things Never Change (written by Cleto Cordero, Ava Suppelsa)
3. A Cowboy Knows How (written by Luke Combs, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)
4. Gettin' By (written by Cleto Cordero, Jason Nix)
5. Well Spent Time (Cleto Cordero)
6. Life Without You (feat. Kaitlin Butts) (written by Cleto Cordero, Brian Keane)
7. No Ace In The Hole (written by Jason Albers, Cleto Cordero, Reid Dillon)
8. It's Good To Be Back (Round Here Again) (written by Cleto Cordero)
9. Tilt Your Chair Back (written by Cleto Cordero, Ryan Necci)
10. Fallen Star (written by Cleto Cordero)
11. Daydreamer (written by Cleto Cordero, Adam Landry)
12. Dancin' Around A Fire (written by Cleto Cordero, P. Palomino)
13. Off Broadway (written by Cleto Cordero)
14. ...Meantime (feat. Hailey Whitters) (written by Cleto Cordero, Lainey Wilson)