Tobacco Rd Band Releases 'JESUS & GUNS' to Radio
Family, faith and firearms take center stage in Tobacco Rd Band's latest radio release "Jesus & Guns" (Big Southern Entertainment).
TRB's front man, Eric Durrance, wasn't thinking about politics when he wrote the song for the group's 2012 album "Where the Girls Are." But when President Barack Obama announced his executive action enacting tighter gun control, Durrance decided the time had come to finally put the song out to radio.
"People need to hear this," he said. "The song is about the values I was raised with, as were millions of other Americans. It says to protect your family because there's always going to be a wolf at the door. When my dad gave me his shotgun, he had that talk with me. I think we're getting into a situation where everybody needs to have that talk."
In the song, Durrance sings about his father giving him a Bible, a shotgun and some advice: "Live your life by the words written in red / And keep that gun locked and loaded by the bed / You've got those politicians up in Washington / But down here in the South we get things done, son, with Jesus and guns."
Durrance, former lead singer of the acclaimed Christian rock band Big Dismal, has been focusing on country music in recent years. He previously toured as a solo opening act with Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, and later co-wrote Jake Owen's hit single "Eight Second Ride." In 2013, he released the single "That's Country" featuring Colt Ford. His song "I Wanna Dance With You. was also featured in the soundtrack of "The Dance," a short film produced by ABC Entertainment as part of the network's "Home for the Holidays" digital series in 2013.
"'Jesus & Guns' has always been a fan favorite, everywhere we play," Durrance said. "I realize the title might seem provocative, but all I'm saying is the Bible is your spiritual gun against evil."
"Jesus & Guns" is distributed to radio through Play MPE. The music of Tobacco Rd Band is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets. For information is available at www.TobaccoRdBand.com.