Wood Box Heroes – Cannonball

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Wood Box Heroes

New Single Release For Wood Box Heroes – Cannonball

Wood Box Heroes, the bluegrass supergroup known for their electrifying blend of folk, rock and bluegrass, announced the release of their latest single, Cannonball.

Written in collaboration with Grammy-winning musicians Barry Bales and Chris Stapleton, Cannonball, is available on all streaming platforms. This song is featured on the upcoming release of their LP 444, out on streaming platforms later this year.

Fans can listen to the new single here.

Barry Bales, renowned bassist and member of Alison Krauss & Union Station and Wood Box Heroes, brings his signature touch to Cannonball, infusing the track with rich layers of musicality and depth. Teaming up with Chris Stapleton, the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter behind hits like Tennessee Whiskey, Wood Box Heroes have crafted a song that is both timeless and contemporary.

Cannonball is a song I wrote a while back with Chris Stapleton. I was trying to figure out a new way to talk about the “love and war/love as war/love is war” theme and of course, Chris helped to bring that to life so well. I never made a demo, just the voice memo. Hearing Chris’s amazing singing on it could be a daunting thing for lots of artists to get past, but I knew Josh Martin could handle it, so I pitched it to the Heroes for this project. It took a while to sink in with them, but I’m beyond thrilled with the treatment they gave it – Barry Bales.

Wood Box Heroes features Barry Bales on upright bass, Jenee Fleenor on lead vocal, and fiddle, Josh Martin on lead vocal and guitar and Matt Menefee on banjo.

About Wood Box Heroes:

Wood Box Heroes, the American acoustic super-group, is hardly anything like the bluegrass music you used to find in the cassette player of your grandad’s old chevy pickup truck. Deeply rooted in tradition while melding together an eclectic-array of sounds from the country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, and classical varieties, paired with crafty and authentic songwriting, the band delivers a piercing listening experience that plunges deep into the caverns of the soul. Bringing together some of the world’s most highly lauded musicians in Matt Menefee (banjo-Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, Warren Haynes), Barry Bales (bass-Alison Krauss & Union Station) backing up the vocal magic of Jenee Fleenor (fiddle-Blake Shelton, Larry Cordle) and Josh Martin (singer/songwriter/guitarist), this unit has over a century of musical seasoning between them. Yet, it is quite astonishing that the years spent on separate roads, accompanying a spectrum of incredible artists and receiving some of the most sought-after honors and awards in the business, has led to this enigmatic musical intersection.

For more information on Wood Box Heroes visit their website.


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