Exclusive Premiere: James Dupré Shares Moody New Breakup Song “Home And Away”

Rising country artist James Dupré won’t drop his new single “Home And Away” until Friday, (Sept. 25), but he’s giving…

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Melinda Lorge

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September 24, 2020

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Rising country artist James Dupré won’t drop his new single “Home And Away” until Friday, (Sept. 25), but he’s giving Country Now readers an early listen one day ahead of its release in this exclusive premiere.

The brand new track finds the Louisiana native doing his best to try to get over a romance that ended right before the start of high school football season. As part of the recovery process, he chooses to skip out on the kickoff game to self-medicate his broken heart with bourbon and ice.

“I’m home / Sipping on bourbon and ice / Wondering where she is tonight / Knowing I’ll never know / It’s a losing game,” Dupré croons with his baritone vocals over a simple drum beat, steel guitar, and violins. “Man, we were on a damn good run / I thought she would always stay / Now I’m home, and she’s away.”

“If you break up in a small town, everyone wants to know your business. It’s especially hard when you can’t go to the high school football home opener because you can’t deal with all the questions and attention,” Dupré told Country Now of the meaning behind “Home And Away.” “Instead, you grab your favorite bottle of bourbon and just stay home.”

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“Home And Away,” co-written alongside fellow singer/songwriter Greg Bates follows Dupré’s previous single “You’re Probably Drunk Right Now,” written with Kyle Jacobs.

Dupré has been working on new music after coming off a recent run on The Music of Randy Travis 2019 Tour, which featured Travis on hand at each event. Travis and his wife Mary handpicked Dupré to front the 12-city trek, which had the former NBC’s The Voice contestant performing 16 of Travis’ hits alongside the country legend’s longtime band members.

Fans can keep up with Dupré on Instagram.

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Melinda Lorge

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.