‘American Idol’ Finalist Colin Stough Reveals Upcoming Track, ‘Promiseland,’ and Gears Up for Exciting Fall Tour

American Idol alum, Colin Stough readies the arrival of a brand-new song titled, “Promiseland.”  Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 22),…


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 22, 2023

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Colin Stough; Photo Coutesy Colin Stough, Facebook

American Idol alum, Colin Stough readies the arrival of a brand-new song titled, “Promiseland.” 

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 22), the budding country star shared that fans can expect his next release to drop on September 8. 

New Music

“Y’all ready to go on a trip? We’re heading to “Promiseland” on September 8th,” Stough wrote in his caption alongside the cover art for the new song that included his name and the song’s title printed on street signs. 

“Promiseland” will mark Stough’s third release since his time on the singing competition show, following his debut single, “I Still Talk To Jesus,” and “Bad Day.” Fans have been begging the Mississippi native to deliver more music and now that they know a fresh tune is finally on the way, they can’t contain their excitement.  

“I’M SO EXCITED!!!🔥👏🏻 This is going to be epic,” one user wrote while another said, ““YESS IM SO FREAKING EXCITED.”

On Tour

The news of “Promiseland” comes hot on the heels of several major announcements from Stough. A few days prior to teasing the upcoming song, he posted about a string of six headlining shows that kick off in Anderson, SC on September 21. He will continue with stops in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Arkansas before wrapping up in Hattisburg, MI on October 21. 

His Instagram caption read, “honored & damn excited to announce these 6 new shows!”

Relocation To Nashville

In addition, Colin Stough shared a major life update when he revealed that he has officially made the move from Mississippi to Nashville to pursue music full time. 

“I have to give all glory to the good lord. A year ago today I was working a full-time job and also doing things on the side. Now I’m living in Nashville doing music full time,” Stough wrote alongside a photo of him sporting a denim button-up, brown suede vest, and of course, a traditional cowboy hat.

As he reflects on his journey into stardom, the rising singer/songwriter went on to express his gratitude towards everyone who has helped him get to this point, especially his loyal listeners. 

He continued, “I can’t be more blessed to have made some of the great friends I’ve made and have a great fan base. If it wasn’t for you guys we couldn’t keep playing the shows we are. Thank you to the people that are making these awesome times happen from the people to the label, songwriters, fans, the awesome band members, and people who just stream my music.”

Stough’s journey to achieving his dreams began when he stepped foot into the Season 21 auditions. After leaving a lasting impression on the Idol judges and the viewers at home with his delivery of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” he ended up earning the coveted golden ticket and making his way to Hollywood. With each week that followed, he remained in the competition, learning and growing along the way. 

“My mom signed me up for it. And I just, I didn’t know how far I could go on it, and I ended up about damn near going all the way,” Stough previously told Country Now. “So, I was pretty pleased with the outcome. It was pretty awesome.”

More New Music To Come

Along with the individual new tune that will be available in the coming weeks, Colin Stough expressed hopefulness for turning his collection of previously released tracks into a bigger project in the near future. 

Colin Stough; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless
Colin Stough; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless

“Maybe an EP or a small album or something like that. Can’t give all the secrets away,” he teased with a laugh. 

Until he shares more details regarding a possible project, Colin Stough will continue to showcase his new music on the road throughout the fall.

He’s next scheduled to perform at several dates of Bulls, Bands, And Barrels including Alexandria, LA on August 26, and Fort Worth, TX on September 2.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.