Track45 is a Nashville-based sibling trio from Meridian, Mississippi. Not too long ago, they released an attractive debut single, entitled, “Come On In”.
Track45 – “Come On In” single
“There’s somethin’ ‘bout a sweet tea pitcher on the table. Some cornbread in the oven after Sunday church. Somethin’ ‘bout my Daddy sayin’ grace in my grandpa’s place. He always put Jesus first. Somethin’ ‘bout a potluck dinner and callin’ dinner supper, and opening a ladies door. Somethin’ ‘bout comin’ back here with you that makes me love all of this even more.” – lyrics
‘Come On In’ tells listeners exactly who Track45 is and where they come from. The endearing tune finds the transparent trio singing about family life and having a good time in a small town, which is the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (the Father of Country Music). Later, they revealed they used to sneak out late at night to chill on the roof, where they talked about life to the Lord. Not too far above where their grandfather’s hand-me-down Ford was parked in the driveway next to their mother’s lawn chair.
‘Come On In’ contains a nostalgic narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful harmonies that are sure to pull on your heartstring. Also, the heartwarming tune possesses vibrant instrumentation flavored with a contemporary Country aroma.
“‘Come On In’ is a song that really gives you an idea of who we are and where we’re from. We grew up in a small town in MS called Meridian. And we tried to paint a picture of growing up in a small town from the perspective of taking someone you love to your home town and showing them around. We moved to Nashville when KK was only 15. So it’s a very literal situation that we’ve been in many times taking people back home to meet our parents and going through old home videos and scrapbooks and being embarrassed and letting your walls down a little bit.” – Track45 stated
Track45 consists of Jenna, Ben, and KK Johnson. Each member is a gifted songwriter and musician with individual publishing deals and impressive writing credits. They’ve taken family-based small-town values and stories and made them relevant in a modern world. Upon moving to Nashville, songwriting became a way of life. Writing two songs a day for years until they each signed publishing deals. Success followed with outside cuts from a diverse list of artists including Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Lee Brice, HARDY, and Lauren Alaina.
“We write what we know, how we live. We write about real life and real stories; and small towns and big dreams.” – Jenna stated
“If you wanna know who I am, just come on in.”
“Somethin’ ‘bout my hometown 20 off the highway. Mama’s waitin’ for us on a lawn chair in the driveway. I know, every road, trippin’ over work boots, comin’ through the back porch. Everything that made me’s on the other side of that door. If you wanna know who I am just come on in.” – lyrics
Family is the source of their sibling harmonies. Mom sang them to sleep with lullabies and taught them to sing along in harmony. Grandpa was the church choir director. Their uncle performed with a barbershop quartet. And their piano-teacher grandma nurtured their musicality with weekly lessons that led to playing a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, cello, mandolin, and a fiddle dubbed “Blue Suede” in honor of Elvis.
Even with 335 miles separating Nashville from their hometown, their formative years remained close at heart. Their name, Track45, is a blend of each: an homage to Meridian’s railroad history and the songs on an album; a 45 record as well as the highway that took them to countless gigs in the family’s Mazda MPV.
“Small Town” EP
“We are telling our story and telling the story of every kid who grew up in a small town. We are telling their stories, too.” – KK stated
‘Come On In’ serves as a wonderful introduction of what listeners can hear on Track45’s debut EP, entitled, “Small Town”.
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