Restless Road Announces Debut Album, Releases New Song, ‘Roll Tide Roll’

“If you would have told us a few years ago that we would be where we are today we wouldn’t have believed you,” the band shared.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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August 11, 2023

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The rising country music trio known as Restless Road is gearing up to release “the biggest thing” they’ve done yet. Taking to social media, the band consisting of members Zach Beeken, Garrett Nichols and Colton Pack announced that their debut album, Last Rodeo, will be dropping on October 20. 

In anticipation of the upcoming project, the band shared a two-minute trailer that chronicles their musical journey up until this point. As images flashed across the screen showcasing the beginning stage of their career all the way up to the present day, viewers see a wave of growth among the country singers. Along with the inspiring slideshow, each of the band members takes a moment to reflect on how far they’ve come and the dreams they continue to reach along the way. 

Restless Road - Last Rodeo
Restless Road – Last Rodeo

“If you would have told us a few years ago that we would be where we are today we wouldn’t have believed you,” Restless Road said in the clip. “We’ve been through so many ups and downs as a band, and that’s what this is about. Never giving up and always keeping your eyes on the road.”

They continued, “It’s about believing in yourself even when people tell you no, and persevering until your dreams become a reality. And that’s why the three of us are so excited for the biggest thing we’ve done yet.”

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The 18-track album is set to feature brand new tunes from the band as well as previously released songs such as “Last Rodeo,” “I Don’t Wanna Be That Guy,” “Sundown Somewhere,” “On My Way,” their breakout success “Growing Old With You” and fan favorite “Bar Friends.” 

Fans got another sneak peek of the project through the band’s newest release, “Roll Tide Roll.” Out Friday, August 11, the pain-filled heartbreak ballad finds the band illustrating the hardship of trying to get over an Alabama girl who stole a heart and then tossed it all away before a spring break trip to Mexico. Although the forlorn character tries to forget her, he seems to be reminded of that crimson red and white everywhere he goes. 

Co-written by members Garrett Nichols and Zach Beeken alongside Kyle Sturrock, “Roll Tide Roll” displays the trio’s baritone vocals and effortless harmonies among the delicate guitar picks and steel guitar that adds an extra dose of that traditional country sound.   

“Roll tide roll wash the pain right out my soul / I don’t wanna miss her no more but I can’t help it / ‘Cause I got Bama on my mind even here in Mexico / oh why / Oh why, did my roll tide roll,” they sing together on the chorus. 

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This next set of music represents how much growth Restless Road has seen over the past few years together. After signing with Kane Brown’s joint venture with Sony Music Nashville in 2020, the band began their journey to success. Since then, they have continued to prove their ability as rising stars by putting in countless hours honing their craft, nurturing their songwriting skills, and perfecting their signature harmonies. 

Last Rodeo follows the trio’s self-titled debut EP as well as a string of singles that also brought milestone performances including on ABC’s The Bachelor and their 2021 debut at the Grand Ole Opry. 

Photo Courtesy Restless Road
Photo Courtesy Restless Road

Restless Road kicked off a year touring in Europe/UK with Kane Brown, played Stagecoach for the very first time, and made their presence known through a variety of performances and events throughout this year’s CMA Fest. 

Beginning Sept. 21, they will return to the road in support of Russell Dickerson’s Big Wheels & Backroads Tour while also performing at various festivals along the way.  

For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit Restless Road’s official website HERE.

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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.