Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Chance McCoy announced today his solo debut album Wander Wide will release on September 20th. Best known as a member of the Grammy-winning Americana powerhouse Old Crow Medicine Show, McCoy reveals a remarkable depth and versatility far beyond anything we’ve heard from him yet. This morning he released his newest song/title track “Wander Wide,” a hushed, pedal-steel and piano laden account of a life spent perpetually in transit.
“It wound up being a centerpiece for the record,” McCoy told Billboard who featured the song. “The lyrics were written from my perspective of traveling out west, being in the wilderness, white water rafting, living out of my truck and driving around, being really in tune with nature and living this adventurous lifestyle. But the flipside is I had to leave behind everybody who was significant to me, all the people I felt connected to. So there’s a two-edged thing, and I think that resonates with people. And the title fits well for what the record is, the adventurous nature of it.”