Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Andy Brasher’s “If She Loves,” from his forthcoming album Myna Bird. Myna Bird was produced and engineered by Ross Hogarth and Harry Smith; recorded at Blackbird Studios; mixed by Ross Hogarth at the Boogie Motel and mastered by Richard Dodd. “If She Loves” is Andy Brasher on guitar and vocals: Harry Smith on guitars and percussion; Joey Landreth on slide guitar; Heather McHugh on background vocals; Jim Medlin on keyboards; William Ellison drums; Steve Mackey on bass; and Ed Smoak on guitars.
The videography is by Andy Brasher Music, Shaina Tinnell, Jesse Ayers and HeatherDailyDesign.com; the video actor are (in order of appearance) Amanda Brasher, Lauren Settles, Heather Smith, DJ Shay, Sabrina Stoermer, and Tamarra Miller.
With raw, real footage of American women, this is a solid country song of optimism. Highlighting the loyalty of women, Andy Brasher has created instantly relatable music that will last.
I wrote this song for my girlfriend Tamarra, but I realized pretty quickly that it spoke for a lot of the strong, passionate women who have been positive influences in my life…my mom, aunts, grandma, sisters, teachers and more.
When making the video, I thought it would be cool to feature Tamarra, of course. She’s the Queen and she comes first, but I also wanted to highlight other awesome women we know. I wanted to celebrate women in general — amazing women doing extraordinary things! Fortunately, I know some pretty bad ass women. My friend Shaina and her girlfriend Sabrina are featured. Shaina is also known as DJ Shay. She runs her own business and rocks the house in front of thousands. My producer Harry Smith’s wife, Heather, is a sculptor and artist and designs her own line of furniture (Heather also sang backing vocals on this track). My friend Lauren is a pilot. My sister Amanda is the mother of five and also works full time as an RN — all of these folks feature in the video.
The release of the “If She Loves” video moves us closer to the full album, Myna Bird, dropping on April 3rd.
I’ll celebrate that night in concert with my band and the Steel Woods at KC’s Timeout Lounge and Grill in Evansville, IN. The following weekend, on April 10, I’ll host an album release party in my hometown, Owensboro, KY, at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. We’ll play the album in entirety and tell some stories on stage in the Woodward Theatre.