Americana Highways is pleased to bring you this premiere of the song “Dandelion” from Eddie Heinzelman’s upcoming album Wherever You Go, produced by Casey Wood (Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis) and Eddie Heinzelman. “Dandelion” features Heinzelman on guitars and vocals, and Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters) on slide guitar, with John Henry Trinko on Hammond B3 and piano; Tommy MacDonald on bass, Casey Wood on drums, and Kendra Chantelle on background vocals.
With its lines like “She kissed me deeply one more time, and in a moment she was gone…were you ever mine, Dandelion?” this song is a open-hearted love song. With crashing rhythms, extended guitar solos, Trinko on the B3, and Martin’s slide sounding like pedal steel, Heinzelman sings powerful, wide-open lofty phrases of hope. Chantelle’s vocal punctuates the emotion like a zig zag razor in the mix, and the whole song will send chills of hope and longing down your spine.
The song is inspired by the book Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey and was featured in a project called Trio by book publishing company, Working Title Farm. The story hit me very deeply. I saw many parallels to my own life where a young man has to make a choice between love and career. When I introduce the song live I say ‘When in doubt, write about the girl’ but honestly, the song is about much more than just the girl. — Eddie Heinzelman
Check for tour dates and pre-order info: https://www.eddieheinzelman.com/ while you’re giving it a listen right here: