Sawyer Brown had some massive hits after bursting onto the scene in the 1980s. They first appeared on Star Search in 1984, and went on to top the charts with songs like “Step That Step,” “Thank God For You” and “Some Girls Do.”
But it wasn’t just their music that made Sawyer Brown such a defining act of the ’90s: It was their live shows with lead singer Mark Miller’s out-of-this-world energy and dance moves that helped the band become a staple in country music.
Aside from their #1 songs, Sawyer Brown also had hits with songs like their covers of songs like “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley and “The Race is On” by George Jones, and demonstrated their range with poignant songs like “The Walk.”
And now they’re back with their first new single since 2015 – and Sawyer Brown hasn’t missed a beat.
“Under This Ole Hat” was co-written by Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller, along with Cody Jinks and Tennessee Jet, and it’s a rockin’ tribute to the band’s life on the road.
A lot of times when artists from the ’90s come out with new music, it seems like they’ve lost a step or two, or they’re just putting out something new in an attempt to re-capture some of the relevancy they had in the past. But that’s not the case here: This one feels fresh, and the band sounds great, but if you told me it was released 30 years ago I would believe it. Just a great damn song.
Oh, and Mark Miller is STILL a wild man on stage.
If you were a fan of Sawyer Brown’s earlier hits, you’re going to love this one.
The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming album, Desperado Troubadours, which was produced by Blake Shelton and is due out in March 2024. And they also recently premiered their documentary, Get Me To The Stage On Time, which celebrates the band’s 40 years together on the road.