Fire River Records has announced the newest release anticipated from its flagship artist, The Band Steele. Bo 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.
ABOUT THE BAND STEELE:
The Band Steele is made up of longtime friends, Bo Steele/Ben Rubino, who formed a rock band as teenagers in Alabama. The duo’s career catapulted when Bo’s impromptu, a capella performance of “Victory In Jesus” went viral and “The Band Steele” became an Internet phenom.
The pair’s momentum has been explosive since aligning with its label (Fire River Records-NY). In just a few short years, The Band Steele released its debut album, MOON IN A MASON JAR (2017), four singles to country radio [“Tan Lines” • “195” • “Sit Awhile” (Top 40/MusicRow) • “Waitin’ On Sunshine”], one single to Christian radio (“Victory In Jesus”) and filmed five music videos. The Band Steele celebrated its first Top 30 at Country Radio with “Waitin’ On Sunshine” (MusicRow Country Breakout Chart) in March 2020. While the “195” music video premiered on “Country Fix” (Heartland TV/Aug. 2018) and “Taste Of Country” digitally debuted the video where it peaked as a “Top 3 Fan Favorite.” Country Rebel has supported The Band Steele to showcase multiple music video performances (including “Victory In Jesus,” “The Lineman,” “God Bless The USA” and their rendition of “Strawberry Wine”) stacking combined views upward of 7 Million.
Their swift success captured the attention of media; the duo received the extended invitation to appear on “The Ty Bentli Show” and “TODAY In Nashville” (NBC-Nashvillle) among other local ABC, NBC and CBS TV affiliates, and on the nationally syndicated show, “Small Town Big Deal” (the September 2019 episode spotlights their acoustic performance of “Sit Awhile.”) The pair was invited to perform with the globally recognized television show “Orange County Choppers (American Choppers)” both at their venue/showroom and at their booth at The New York International Auto Show. The Band Steele has provided direct support to various multi-platinum selling recording artists, including Maren Morris and Andy Grammer, and a Band Steele original tune, “Good Times,” is featured in the Lionsgate film “Life On The Line” (John Travolta/Sharon Stone). Bo makes a cameo appearance performing the song. The duo was also recognized as “Favorite New Group Or Duo” by South Florida Country Music (2019).
The “must-see” arena act released its third single “Sit Awhile” to country radio in August 2018 recorded as a dedication to our military. The tune has enjoyed exponential engagement from millions worldwide by both country music enthusiasts and military supporters. The track peaked at #36 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart (March 2019). The corresponding “Sit Awhile” music video, filmed as a patriotic tribute to our men and women of military service and their families, premiered on CMT.com and has enjoyed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views to date. In recognition of the overwhelming response from members of the military, The Band Steele 2019 Military Tour, has included performances at hospitals, veteran’s homes and military bases across the country, including Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Fort Hood, Naval Station Norfolk, Tyndall Air Force Base and USO Georgia among others, and at the 2019 Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward ® 5K events, delivered by CSX.
A sophomore album, produced by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, Dylan Scott), is in the works. As an early introduction and a sneak peek to the new music, The Band Steele released the original tune “Copper Coil;” the track is currently available via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms.