THE CHUCK WAGON GANG
“I’ve Changed My Mind”
When The Chuck Wagon Gang recently returned to the studio, they decided to record the old time radio show segment of their live shows, which led them to look into the group’s archives for songs to re-record. “I’ve Changed My Mind” is one of those songs, written in 1939 by J.B. Coats.
With its simple instrumental backing and classic alternation between quartet harmony verses and more intricately woven choruses, “I’ve Changed My Mind” pays homage to the group’s original 1951 recording, while gently updating the sound for contemporary audiences.
The Chuck Wagon Gang’s Shaye Smith adds, “When it was decided to put our old time radio show on record, we felt it necessary to do a deep dive into The Chuck Wagon Gang archives. There will be some familiar songs for fans, but also many that are somewhat obscure. This song, written by J.B. Coats in 1939, is one such tune. I think it has some of the most beautiful duet harmonies among Chuck Wagon Gang recordings. And the lyrics are so poignant, reminding the listener that ‘the love of Jesus sought me, and now I’m saved,’ because, ‘I’ve Changed My Mind.’ As the world around us continues to spiral out of control, I believe we as believers will be faced with even more folks searching for an answer to the chaos in their lives. This wonderful old time song is a great template for us when sharing our salvation experience with whomever we encounter.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- In August 2019 their Carter Family-inspired album, No Depression in Heaven debuted #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts
- No Depression in Heaven legitimately became a crossover hit when nominated for a Dove Award in 2020
- In January 2020, the group was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame
- Undergoing many personnel changes over the years, their significance is rooted in providing an important link between country music and traditional sacred songs of the South. This music has moved the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, and generations of gospel singers and open-eared listeners.