Sister Trio The Castellows Set The Stage For Highly Anticipated Debut EP, ‘A Little Goes A Long Way’

In anticipation of the release, the trio shared a brand new song, “I Know It’ll Never End.”

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Madeleine O’Connell

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January 6, 2024

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The Castellows; Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville / Warner Records

Country music sister trio, The Castellows, made a “big announcement” on Friday via social media, letting fans know that they are gearing up to release their debut EP, A Little Goes A Long Way.

Coming February 9 via Warner Music Nashville / Warner Records, the seven-song project was produced by music veteran Trina Shoemaker and serves as a proper introduction to the band comprised of sisters Ellie (lead guitar), Powell (banjo), and Lily (vocals). 

“We are extremely excited to release our first project for the world to hear on February 9th!! This collection of 7 songs mean so much to us and we hope everyone loves them as much as we do,” The Castellows shared in a statement.

The band also revealed that there is “a lot more” in the works that will be shared as the year goes on. “We can’t wait for it all to be released,” they added.

The EP is available for pre-order HERE.

The Castellows - A Lit
The Castellows – A Lit

A Little Goes A Long Way Track List:

1.   A Little Goes A Long Way

(written by Eleanor Balkcom, Lily Balkcom, Powell Balkcom, Natalie Hemby)

2.   Heartline Hill

(written by Eleanor Balkcom)

3.   The Part Where You Break My Heart

(written by Eleanor Balkcom, Lily Balkcom, Powell Balkcom, Rhett Akins, Lydia Vaughan)

4.   No. 7 Road

(written by Eleanor Balkcom, Lily Balkcom, Powell Balkcom, Hillary Lindsey)

5.   Cowboy Kind of Love

(written by Eleanor Balkcom, Lily Balkcom, Powell Balkcom, Parker Welling, Chris LaCorte)

6.   Hurricane

(written by Keith Stegall, Stewart Harris, Thom Schuyler)

7.   I Know It’ll Never End

(written by Eleanor Balkcom, Lily Balkcom)

The Meaning Behind “I Know It’ll Never End”

After moving from Georgia to Nashville and signing their record deal with Warner Music Nashville/Warner Records, The Castellows shared their first song, “No. 7 Road,” followed by a cover of Levon Helm’s “Hurricane” and their latest release, “I Know It’ll Never End.”

Taking to social media to celebrate their new song and milestone announcement, the band explained that members Ellie and Lily wrote “I Know It’ll Never End” on their third day of living in Nashville. At the time they were “torn between writing a good old fashion love song and a song about our love for our country.” So instead of picking one over the other, they combined the themes into one soulful anthem filled with passion and pride. 

The post included a slideshow of photos that captured the process of bringing this song to life. In their caption, they specifically made note of the third photo that found them putting their creative talents to work while still sleeping on air mattresses, waiting for furniture to arrive in their new apartment. 

“This song means so much to all of us…We hope y’all love this song as much as we do❤️” they wrote in their message to fans. 

Through the sounds of a delicate fiddle and effortless banjo plucks combined with their soothing harmonies, “I Know It’ll Never End” does just as The Castellows intended. It transports listeners to the serenity of places like Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and more while also carrying the essence of a traditional country love song. 

“I wanna take a backroad through the Bama pines / Leaning on your shoulder, won’t you kiss my hands tonight? / Won’t you kiss my hands tonight? / This flame is slowly rising, it’s burning Georgia down / Follow this love through the dark into the red clay ground / I said into the red clay ground,” they sing on the opening verse. 

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2024 Tour Dates

Beginning February 17 in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ellie, Powell and Lily will bring their emerging sound on the road for their recently announced 21-city tour, featuring special guest Keller Cox. 

In addition to their headlining shows, the band will also serve as openers for well-established artists like Flatland Cavalry and the Josh Abbott Band. 

Tickets for the upcoming tour are on sale now. Fans can visit The Castellows’ website for more information.

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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.