By Emily Wagner
If you’re worried about the future of country music- don’t be. If you’re wondering if we’ve lost the “true” country music- we haven’t, thanks to Adam Sanders and his group of friends.
Sanders, who we’ve featured on here before has established himself in Nashville as an artist and songwriter, with one of the best country sounding voices out there. On Sander’s latest single, “Ruled the World” Sanders sings about all the changes this country boy would make, were he in charge. What makes the song unlike anything out there is Sanders is singing it with his 7 closest friends, all who are following in similar career trajectories. And if you haven’t heard their names, you will soon.
Joining Sanders are the following close musician friends of his:
• Hunter Phelps, who also co-wrote the song with Adam
• Ray Fulcher, the guy behind every Luke Combs song
• Mitch Rossell, who wrote Garth Brooks’ “Ask Me How I Know)
• Josh Mirenda, who wrote Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere on a Beach” plus his own hit “I Got You’ has been streamed over 22 million times
• Cash Campbell, the Texas native who is on everyone’s “Artist to Know” list
• Drew Parker, the true cowboy of the group, who is currently on tour with Luke Combs
• Faren Rachels, the girl who deserves more credit than she gets with songs like “On Paper” and “Uber Driver”
Eight people in one 3 minute song may seem over the top, but the song is purposefully outrageous and it just wouldn’t work as a solo, or even a duet. It comes across as a group of friends having a good time, making things up as they go; which isn’t too far from the truth.
In case you needed more reason to listen to the song, the music video gives us guest appearances from Tracy Lawrence, Shenandoah, and Aaron Tippin.
Now there’s a good country song.