Fresh-off IBMA Win, Balsam Range Drops Video for ‘Highway Side’
October 4, 2021
Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range has released an official music video for “Highway Side,” the latest single from their new album, Moxie and Mettle. Press “play’ above to watch video on this post.
“Highway Side” marries a Rashomon-like glimpse of a driver passing a hitchhiker to a propulsive bluegrass beat that delivers the song’s empathetic message—“I wonder how did he get there…Something tells me he and I are the same”—through strong harmonies, deft picking and an irresistible sing-along chorus. The video captures that story with the band looking back at themselves from the road.
The song follows the band’s four most recent singles from Moxie and Mettle—”Santa Barbara,” “Rivers, Rains and Runaway Trains,” “Grit and Grace” and “Richest Man”—each of which topped the bluegrass charts. “Richest Man” was named IBMA Song of the Year at last week’s IBMA Awards in Raleigh, NC.