Restless Road Preach ‘It’s Okay To Be A Work In Progress’ In Vulnerable New Song, ‘On My Way’

Rising trio Restless Road has revealed their most authentic song to date, “On My Way,” out Friday (Jan. 20). In the…


Madeleine O’Connell

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January 20, 2023


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Rising trio Restless Road has revealed their most authentic song to date, “On My Way,” out Friday (Jan. 20).

In the country ballad written by members Zach Beeken, Garrett Nichols and Colton Pack, along with Kyle Clark and Lindsay Rimes, the uplifting lyrics stress the value of being imperfect and feeling a little lost in life, no matter how frustrating it may seem in the moment. As their vocals soar from the depths of their truest emotions, they remind listeners that the lows are all part of the process, and while they might not have reached their destination yet, they’re enjoying the journey. 

As the reflective melody builds into the chorus, they sing “But I’m on my way, wherever I go / I’ll keep on walking this long, winding road / And I ain’t afraid to love or to change / And be someone better than I was yesterday / I ain’t there yet (I ain’t there yet) but I’m on my way / I’m on my way.”

Before it’s official release, the band teased the new song on social media multiple times, claiming it to be “our favorite song we’ve ever written.” Their vulnerability was praised by fans who instantly connected with the honorable harmonies. 

In another post, they wrote, “daily reminder to not be so hard on yourself, nobody’s got it all figured out #OnMyWay.”

Using old photos footage from each of their upbringings, Restless Road also unveiled an accompanying visualizer that depicts the stages of their journey’s that ultimately led them to living out their dreams together. 

Their caption read, “So happy to have this song out in the world! dug up some old photos of us growing up, you can walk down memory lane with us in the music video now.”

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“‘On My Way’ is a song we wrote as a reminder to ourselves that it’s okay to be a work in progress. It’s okay to not have all of the answers. It’s okay to fail,” Zach said while Garrett added, “we want fans to take away that it is perfectly normal to not be perfect, and that it is important to embrace and be true to yourself.”  

Colton continued, “it’s one of the most vulnerable songs we’ve ever written. It helped us through one of the most uncertain times of our life, so we wanted to release this song and we hope that it can help other people too.” 

The cover art follows the same theme as it features the band in their younger years through clippings of nostalgic photos that represent significant moments in their childhood.

Their first release of the new year follows a run of success in 2022, which they dubbed “the best year of our lives.” The past few months included new music, an appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor, being the first band added to the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry NextStage Class of 2022, and two successful tours.

“2022 was a dream come true 🙏🏼 We love you guys so much thank you for your support over the years. We’ve been able to accomplish so much and it’s all thanks to y’all 🙌🏻 2023 here we come 🚀,” they wrote on Instagram as they recapped the year. 

The band embarked on both Kane Brown’s international Drunk or Dreaming Tour and US Blessed & Free Tour as well as their own headline Bar Friends Tour. They are currently continuing in Europe and the UK with Brown and are slated to take the stage at Stagecoach in April.

“can’t wait to hit the road next summer 🙌,” they shared. 

In addition to Restless Road, the next leg of Brown’s tour also features support from Gabby Barrett, Darius Rucker and LOCASH on select dates. 

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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.