Flatland Cavalry follows the "Wandering Star"
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Flatland Cavalry follows the "Wandering Star"

Friday, September 29, 2023 – Flatland Cavalry will release their new album, "Wandering Star," on Oct. 27 via Interscope Records."

This is the band's first release in partnership with the label.

The new song, "Mornings With You," featuring Kaitlin Butts, is out today. The song was written by lead singer Cleto Cordero, Ashley Monroe and Nick Walsh

Cordero said, "Last June, I got to write with a couple great songwriters in town, Ashley Monroe and Nick Walsh. The three of us got along effortlessly. I think our collective experiences with the strenuous journey that is dream-chasing and being highwaymen (and women) lent towards us writing a song that is the antithesis of the hustle and bustle of living the night life; a song about the beauty of cherishing the start of a new day, basking in the peace and stillness, with the one you love most.":

"The song came to life in the studio, expanding its energy and emotion, as the band added their signature touch. It is the great honor and privilege of my life to get to wake up next to my wife, Kaitlin Butts, so including her voice on the song added an element that makes for a truly beautiful and powerful recording. Like the rising sun bursting from the dark horizon, she and our bass player's wife, Sydney Saenz, crafted a luminous angel choir outro that takes the song to heavenly places and makes for one of my favorites records we've ever made."

Produced by Dwight A. Baker (Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green), "Wandering Star" is a collection of country anthems and ballds. The 13 tracks include the previously released songs "Last American Summer" and "Oughta See You (The Way I Do)."

The track list is:
1. The Provider
2. The Best Days
3. Only Thing At All
4. Last American Summer
5. Mornings With You (feat. Kaitlin Butts)

6. Let It Roll
7. Spinnin'
8. Don't Have To Do This Like That
9. New American Dream
10. Oughta See You (The Way I Do)
11. A Thousand Miles An Hour
12. Burned Out Flame
13. Forgotten

Cordero said, "Historically, all our albums have been named after a lyric that seems to most encapsulate the spirit and ethos of the project. Late one evening from my office in Nashville came the inspiration to name this record. My wife, who is from Oklahoma, acquired a piece of embroidered folk art which hangs on the wall of my office of a native man posed with eagle wings. The art piece is untitled, but I imagined the subject being named 'Dancing Eagle.' Then I imagined 'what would be my name if it were given to me in the same spirit?'... and the two words 'Wandering Star' floated to the surface; which happens to be a lyric in 'Spinnin'.' Naming our fourth LP 'Wandering Star' felt right as we have been wandering around all of creation the last 10 years, truth-seeking and dream-chasing; aiming for the moon and at last it seems we've found ourselves finally floating amongst the stars."

Flatland Cavalry will continue to tour through this winter including headline shows at Austin's Moody Theater, Fort Worth's Billy Bob's (two nights), Tucson's Rialto Theatre, Athens' Georgia Theatre (two nights), Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and New York's Irving Plaza. They will also join Parker McCollum for select dates this fall.

Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, percussion), Jonathan Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and AdamGallegos (piano, organ, keys, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, Mellotron).

Since their 2015 debut, Flatland Cavalry has released two EPs and three full-length studio albums, including 2021's "Welcome to Countryland."

Tour dates are:
Sept. 29—Corpus Christi, TX—Brewster Street Ice House
Sept. 30—Pasadena, TX—Pasadena Livestock Show
Oct. 5—Bakersfield, CA—The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
Oct. 6—Monterey, CA—Rebels and Renegades Music Festival
Oct. 7—Stateline, NV—Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Oct. 8—Paradise, CA—Paradise Performing Arts Center
Oct. 11—Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
Oct. 12—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
Oct. 13—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
Oct. 14—Los Angeles, CA—YouTube Theater*
Oct. 19—Austin, TX—Moody Theater
Oct. 20—Fort Smith, AR—Temple Live
Oct. 21—College Station, TX—Live at the Station Festival
Oct. 28—Gonzales, LA—Lamar Dixon Expo Center
Nov. 10—Norman, OK—Riverwind Casino
Nov. 11—Mission, TX—Las Palmas Race Park
Dec. 15-16—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob's
Feb. 7-8, 2024—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
Feb. 10, 2024—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 15, 2024—New York, NY—Irving Plaza April 1-5, 2024—Miami, FL—The Last Resort Cruise

*supporting Parker McCollum


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