"Coming Home", the new single from Keith's upcoming album GRAFFITI U, is available everywhere now!
LISTEN HERE: http://smarturl.it/KU-ComingHome
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO: http://smarturl.it/ComingHomeLyricVideo
As Keith explains, the song "started with an idea I had of using the intro of one of my favorite Haggard songs 'Mama Tried' - to build an entirely new song around it. Then, I took the idea to J.R. Rotem and he put some chords around it. I jotted down the first words that the music made me feel, jumped on a mic and sang the chorus.”
“Hearing that rolling Haggard guitar lick sparked memories of my childhood - and my dream to come to America.” added Keith. “I knew right then the story (of the song) was about the struggles of being in a city where your dreams have brought you, but far from your home – wherever, whomever and whatever that is for each of us.”
Of Julia Michaels, Keith said, “Julia’s writing contribution extended into the idea of the need to want to physically be home. She summed up the whole story in one sentence. 'Yeah, I know it’s only one call away, but it’s not the same.' For me, that simple phrase said so much, especially when she sang it!"
Keith called Theresa Haggard and Ben Haggard while he was working on the song. "It was important to me to have their blessing- and I’m so grateful that they love the song.”