The Band Steele Set To Release Seventh Studio Recording —“You’re Gonna Have To Miss Me”

April 2, 2020 Press Release In the News 

An Emotional Conflict Between A Passionate Pursuit & The Sacrifices 
Available Via All Digital Retail And Streaming Platforms Friday, May 22, 2020
Set To Impact Country Radio Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fire River Records has announced the newest release anticipated from its flagship artist, The Band SteeleBo Steele/Ben Rubino will release the original tune “You’re Gonna Have To Miss Me,”* to country radio Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Co-written by Steele, Rubino and Stacy Stavola, the reflective, true-to-life track tells the a story of a family’s sacrifice on the road to stardom and will be available via all digital retail and streaming platforms Friday, May 22, 2020.

Produced by Matt McClure (Lee Brice/Lindsay Ell/Dylan Scott), “You’re Gonna Have To Miss Me” is the duo’s seventh studio recording and fifth country radio release. The storyline spotlights a dream-chasing musician and his promise to “reach for the stars” amidst personal sacrifices and forfeiture of time spent with loved ones in a determined pursuit of better life. The bittersweet emotion is heightened by contemporary electric guitar riffs intertwined with pedal steel and banjo; the rhythmic back drumbeat captures the heart and essence of a hopeful intended outcome.

I’VE DIED AND GONE TO NASHVILLE
AND LEFT MY OLD SONGS BEHIND
PLAYIN’ ON REPEAT IN A TABLE TOP STEREO
BUT I CAN STILL HEAR YOU CRY

GIRL YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME
WHEN I SAY IT WON’T BE LONG
THE TRUTH IS I DON’T KNOW
WHEN I’LL BE HOME

“This track is about a career artist, or anyone who spends time on the road, with the hope to build a better future. It’s love story between chasing a dream and missing your family, and relying on their courage to stay strong through it,” said Ben Rubino. “When we embrace the reasons why we are pursuing the dream, it becomes a passion worth the sacrifice.”

“The sentiment of this song holds true for anyone whose career separates them from family,” added the duo’s lead vocalist, Bo Steele“It’s very difficult to be away from family and a price is paid at the expense of love. It’s about sacrifices, the commitment and a promise to keep pushing through until the clouds part to see that it was all worthwhile. But, until then…’you’re gonna have to miss me’.”

The release of the new track (“You’re Gonna Have To Miss Me”) complements the momentum and success of The Band Steele’s most recent country radio single, “Waitin’ On Sunshine” (which landed at No. 29 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart) and the corresponding digital release of “Copper Coil.”  Both tracks offer a sneak peak to the Alabama boys’ forthcoming Nashville recording project anticipated in the coming months.