As it turns out, the song is actually part of an upcoming bluegrass album that Luke was working on. Unfortunately, that project is going to be on hold since COVID has made it hard to get more writing sessions in, but nevertheless, this is a little taste of what we can expect going forward.
“I have a new song called “The Great Divide” with Billy Strings out now. I wrote it with my buddies Billy and Wyatt Durrette in June of last year. It was originally intended to be on a bluegrass album that I was working on, but that has been put on pause for now and album three is up next.
However, I thought now was a good time to put this song out with everything that has been and is going on in the world. It isn’t meant to be political or try and tell you what to think or believe; that’s not my job. It’s just me saying how I felt when I wrote it and I wanted y’all to hear it.
Since it was meant to be on my bluegrass album, it will sound a little different than what y’all are used to hearing from me, but would love for y’all to check it out and let me know what y’all think.”
Listen to Luke detail his upcoming plans, his inspiration for the song, and how it all came together.
Sturgill Simpson recently released a stellar bluegrass project of his own, and even Dierks Bentley has been bringing a little bluegrass flavor to some of the acoustic performances he’s delivered during the pandemic. Hopefully it’s a sign of a pretty cool resurgence in the bluegrass world, one that I’m admittedly not all that familiar with.
And once you hear the new song, titled “The Great Divide,” you’ll know exactly why they wanted to get it out ASAP. Oh and in addition to Billy Strings, the crazy talented Charlie Worsham played on the song as well.
Luke, Billy, Charlie… doesn’t get much better than that.