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  THE CASTELLOWS - Miss America - Warner Music Nashville

Released just in time for the 4th of July holiday, The Castellows are back with a brand-new tune that continues the trend of showcasing the incredibly diverse and uniquely talented musical repertoire they possess individually as well as a collective group.  “Miss America” is available now, both digitally and on all streaming platforms, via Warner Music Nashville.

Written by the sister-trio along with Nicolle Galyon and Will Bundy, the first taste of new music since their debut EP earlier this year offers a nostalgic look at the country they love as they profess their dream of going back to the “old days” when things were the way they used to be.

Capturing and exonerating themes of hope and pride, the song begins with portraying America as a woman, using poetic metaphors and clever wordplay to instantly captivate the listener.  Our country is repeatedly personified as a free-spirited, southern woman who has lost her identify over time, but they still believe that it can be rediscovered.  The lyricism is an anecdote of perfection, delivered by the harmonistic idealism that is the collaborative effort of Ellie’s, Lily’s, and Powell’s graceful vocal approach.

“America, on the front porch

Before she ever had to lock her doors

When she was still outspoken

Back before her heart got broken

I miss America, bare feet in the dirt

John 3:16, wasn’t scared to work

Yeah they all dreamed of her

She’s mine and I still love her

But I miss America”

Their neo-traditional approaching to songwriting is once again prominent with this new release, infectiously showcasing threads of the banjo, harmonica, and acoustic guitar that blend beautifully behind their effortlessly-flawless harmonies as they vocally glide through the verses and chorus to offer a nostalgic, hopeful ode to the way of life they have loved in the past and long for in the future.

The release of “Miss America” follows their February 2024 7-song debut EP, A Little Goes A Long Way as well as standout tunes “No. 7 Road”, “I Know It’ll Never End”, and an outstanding cover of Levon Helm’s “Hurricane”.

Following a career-altering headlining tour this past spring that took them across the country via a 21-city trek, the sisters are set to showcase their tunes from A Little Goes A Long Way along with new music this fall when they open for Little Big Town and Sugarland on the Take Me Home Tour.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson)




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