Colby Acuff Drops New Single “Playing God Again,” Announces New Album Coming In June AND Signs Record Deal With Sony Music Nashville

Colby Acuff country music
Matthew Berinato

Today is a big day for up and coming artist Colby Acuff.

The Coeur d’Alene, Idaho native released his latest single “Playing God Again,” announced the June 9th release date for his upcoming album Western White Pines, and announced that he has signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville.

With his hard-driving, fiddle-backed tune “Playing God Again,” co-written with Dwight Baker, Acuff is sure to get your boots stomping along as he puts life into perspective and urges listeners not to get caught up in the things that are out of their control.

“On the corner, I hear people talkin’ about the end of times
And as I wander, well, I can’t see any end in sight
It’s got me thinkin, that there’s nothing we can do to stop the dawn
But ain’t it funny, how the truth ain’t the same for everyone 

Well the pain’s been steady but the pills do what they can
The young fight for the living while the rest live in the past
Is that weight getting heavy, did you ever give a damn
Here we go playing God again”

In a press release from his new team at Sony Music, Acuff provided some insight into the meaning behind his latest track.

“‘Playing God Again’ is an observation of change. I feel like everybody right now either wants change or can’t stand change. In reality everything changes, but we can’t control when or by how much. You can’t stop change, and so ‘Playing God Again’ is a message of letting go. Stop worrying about things you can’t control.”

Great stuff from one of the most promising artists on the rise out there.

With the June 9th release date of his forthcoming record Western White Pines just a month away, “Playing God Again” marks the album’s third single, behind his recent “Boy and a Bird Dog” and the title track “Western White Pines.”

Working with producer Eddie Spear, best known for his work with Zach Bryan, Cody Jinks, and more, Acuff recorded his fourth album and major label debut Western White Pines at Nashville’s legendary Sound Emporium Studios.

Along with the aforementioned singles, the album will feature what Acuff says are some of his favorite songs he’s ever written – and the help of his first ever co-writes should bring a diverse sound to Acuff’s catalog that is still distinctly his own.

“Western White Pines”

“Boy and a Bird Dog”

Carrying the momentum of today’s big news into a busy summer of touring, Colby Acuff has a lot to look forward to – and so do his fans.

Fresh off of shows supporting both Lainey Wilson and 49 Winchester, Acuff will join Flatland Cavalry on the road for a slew of dates amidst a number of headlining shows, festival slots, and Whiskey Jam tailgate sets in Vancouver and Kansas City ahead of Luke Combs’ stadium tour stops.

If any of these shows happen to be near you, I highly recommend you grab a ticket. Acuff and his band put on one of the most entertaining live shows in the business.

It’s great to see the good guys win, and Colby Acuff sure is one of them. As we sit back and watch his hard work pay off, check out some of my favorite tunes he’s put out over the years that have gotten him to where he is today.

“If I Were the Devil”

“Dying Breed”

“Last Buffalo”

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