Justin Moore and Heath Sanders are keeping that traditional country sound alive and well on mainstream country radio, and now, they’re doing it together.
Also, they both just so happen to hail from the state of Arkansas.
The two are gearing up to release “Raised On Red,” an anthem to the way that both Moore and Sanders were raised on growing up in Arkansas.
Written by Heath alongside Dawson Edwards and Houston Phillips, the new duet drops this Friday, April 8th.
Sanders expressed his excitement for the upcoming single:
“‘Raised On Red’ has been an anchor in our live shows for years now, so to say I’m ecstatic about getting this one out to folks is a huge understatement and getting to add Justin brought a whole new energy to it.
It’s not often a new artist gets to cut a song with one of his heroes. ‘Raised On Red’ has given me an opportunity to highlight my southern rock roots, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”
“We’ve recorded a lot of these lifestyle type of songs over the years, and I’ve always thought it was important for people to obviously know what we sound like and what our shows are like.
But I think it’s just as important, if not more so, for people to know who we are, and ‘Raised On Red’ provides insight into that.
When I first heard the song, I don’t think I even made it through the first chorus before I knew I wanted to jump on it with Heath. To be able to work with him in any capacity is always a lot of fun.
I have a ton of respect for him obviously as an artist, singer/songwriter but more so as a person. Now that could be partly because he bleeds Arkansas RED like me. Go Hogs!”
Considering both artists boast some stellar songs about how they were raised, like Moore with “Small Town USA,” “We Didn’t Have Much,” and so many others, and Sanders with “Bloodline,” and “Proud,” this is setting up to be a good one.