RECORD LABEL:Pinecastle Records
Over the years, hitmaker Daryl Mosley has evolved into one of the most critically-acclaimed artists in bluegrass and American roots genres. In addition to receiving two Songwriter of the Year awards, performing on the Grand Ole Opry numerous times, and penning six different #1 hits, Daryl debuted as a solo artist with his 2020 album, The Secret of Life (Pinecastle Records). The Waverly, Tennessee native is excited to reveal his latest single, “Transistor Radio,” which is out today.
“Transistor Radio” is the lead single from Daryl’s sophomore album for Pinecastle—Small Town Dreamer—releasing this fall. The single showcases Mosley’s signature vocals, accompanied by the highly-relatable lyrics. Its nostalgic vibe is sure to take listeners back to a time when things seemed a little simpler. The lyrics pay tribute to the Opry, Elvis, Bill Monroe, Aretha Franklin, Motown and other music heroes. The single was produced by Danny Roberts and Mosley. Rising bluegrass star Jaelee Roberts handles the harmony vocals.
It fit right in my pocket, I’d take it everywhere
Just place it on the window, the reception’s better there
I’d run my thumb across it til the station comes in clear
Then I’d sing right along to the sounds that I would hear
From the Opry down in Nashville to the Ozark Jubilee
To the new sounds out of Motown, it all sounded good to me
I sang along with Elvis and played with Bill Monroe
On the stage in my bedroom and my transistor radio
“GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Rick Lang was my co-writer on the track. He came to me with the idea because a transistor radio is how he first heard popular music,” explains Mosley. “I grew up lying awake at night with a portable radio listening to baseball games from St. Louis, and music from Memphis and Nashville, so I related to it immediately. Rick and I often pitch songs to other artists, but as soon as we finished writing this one, I knew that I had to record it. I was just so connected to the song.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Mosley's musical poetry has led to him being twice honored as Songwriter of the Year, seven #1 songs, and three Song of the Year awards
- Lynn Anderson, Bobby Osborne, The Grascals, the Booth Brothers, and Marty Raybon are among the many who have recorded his
- Ronnie Milsap has called himself “a real fan” of both Mosley's songs and singing prowess, Tom T. Hall to Tony Arata to Dave Loggins are among those who have sung his praises, gospel music legend Bill Gaither said “Daryl is a poet-and we don't have many poets left.”