Route 3 Releases Don’t Know What I’ll Do.

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Route 3 Release New Single – Don’t Know What I’ll Do.

Missouri-based Bluegrass band Route 3 has just released a new single –.Don’t Know What I’ll Do. Available today, Don’t Know What I’ll Do.</em marks the lead single from the group’s forthcoming project Just Believe, set for release this summer via Pinecastle Records.

Fans can download and/or stream the full recording here.

Don't Know What I'll Do - Route 3Don’t Know What I’ll Do is a tune that was written by Route 3 member Jason Jordan. This piece weaves an emotional narrative of love and reunion, underscored by a dynamic blend of instrumental performances. The hard-driving instrumentation for the song showcases each member, like Jordan’s robust guitar work, Doug Clifton’s bass undertone, Janice Martin’s banjo contributions and Greg Potter’s mandolin harmonies. They are also accompanied by special guest Ron Stewart on fiddle.

Whenever I wrote this song I was coming home from playing music and was stopped by a train. I just kind of started thinking about what it was like years and years ago when folks traveled by train and what kind of a journey it was for someone to get home to their family. Also, in my hometown, we have a lot of train traffic because we have feed mills that are close to the tracks so I immediately thought of home.

I wanted this to grab people’s attention with the chord progression and also just a driving Bluegrass tempo. When it comes to the chorus, I think we can all relate to hearing what I would call the ‘whine’ of an engine as it’s pulling down the track – Jason Jordan.

So what else can fans expect to hear from the upcoming Just Believe album? The band stayed true to their unique sound by including a total of seven new tracks. In addition to the lead single, it’s filled with other engaging upbeat compositions like the powerful title-track. There is also a variety of catchy mid-tempo recordings like North & South and Boy From West Virginia. Jason Jordan took his songwriting to new heights, penning an impressive six of the seven cuts. Two of the track were also co-written with bandmate Greg Potter. The overall sound stays true to Route 3’s previous album Losing Time. The project marked their first release on Pinecastle Records and served as an introduction to the national Bluegrass scene, after several years touring as a regional band.

To keep up with all things Route 3, check out their official website. While there, music enthusiasts will be able to learn more about the band, purchase music and find upcoming tour dates.

About Route 3:

Based out of Southwest Missouri, Route 3 is comprised of veteran musicians that have a love of traditional bluegrass, yet incorporate many original songs that have developed into their own distinctive sound. In 2019, Route 3 released their debut album on 7 Flat Records, resulting in being nominated, and received the ACMA 2020 Bluegrass Artist of The Year award. In 2022 they were signed by Pinecastle Records and released their 2nd album “Losing Time”. The first single, “Cartersville” spent multiple weeks on the Bluegrass Today charts, peaking at #4. “Losing Time” has done very well on the airwaves and continues to be played on radio stations across the country. Route 3 has been blessed to have played many of the top festivals across the midwest, appeared on television shows, and has had the honor of playing the world-famous Station Inn in Nashville TN on multiple occasions. Route 3 endorses GHS Strings, and Hopkins Banjos.


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