Following the viral success of his debut single, “Best Parts Of Me,” Will Dempsey is releasing his brand new single, “Mississippi Mud,” on Thursday, February 11 and the rising star is debuting the song and music video exclusively on Country Now.
The self-penned, arena-ready track was produced by Matt McQueen and David Caplinger and was inspired by Dempsey’s recent trip to Music City. “Mississippi Mud” finds the singer paying tribute to his small-town Louisiana roots, while also staying true to himself.
“It’s about someone following their dreams, but still staying true to who they are and where they come from,” Dempsey explains of the track. “I feel like so many people try to change themselves into something that they aren’t in order to fit in somewhere or make it in a certain industry. And this song is basically about someone who isn’t willing to do that. It’s about being yourself and not apologizing for it. I used a lot of elements from my own life and upbringing on the banks of the Mississippi River in South Louisiana.”
Backed by a country/rock instrumental, Dempsey puts his dreams of becoming a country superstar on full display while reminding listeners that “he ain’t no cowboy” and he certainly doesn’t try to play the part, “he’s just a southern boy, who likes making noise and he sings straight from his heart.”
“He was raised on the mud from the Mississippi floods/ yea he’s usually a simple man/ But you’ll know his name, he’ll make you feel his pain with a six-string in his hand,” Dempsey sings on the chorus.
Dempsey self-directed the “Mississippi Mud” music video, which was filmed on the banks of the Mississippi River near his hometown. Click below to watch.
With his knack for songwriting and a passion to succeed while never “backing down” from his dreams, it’s clear that Dempsey is well on his way to carving out his own path in country music.
Dempsey previously went viral when he and his son Weston were filmed playing guitar and singing along to Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy.” Dempsey’s wife, Tiffany, uploaded the video online and it quickly amassed millions of views. The video now boasts over 16.4 million views and counting.
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In addition to finding viral success with his son, Dempsey recently went viral for a second time with a video of his daughter, Isabella, reacting to his debut single, “Best Parts Of Me.” The self-penned song is a touching tribute to Isabella and is resonating with parents everywhere as the video continues to rake in millions of videos each day. The video has also caught the attention of Oprah Magazine, as well as a number of high-profile celebrities, including actor Channing Tatum, Mario Lopez and UFC President Dana White.
As he continues on his musical journey, Dempsey admits he’s not sure what’s next for him.