Ben Gallaher has a rowdy new song, out now. The Pennsylvania native just released “Stomp,” an uptempo song Gallaher wrote with hit songwriters Neil Thrasher, Patrick Thrasher and Wendell Mobley.
Gallaher is timing the September 15 release of “Stomp” to coincide with National Dance Week, which is September 11 to 16, and National Line Dance Day, which falls this year on September 16. The singer-songwriter has already been playing “Stomp” during his live shows, which has quickly become a fan favorite.
“The reaction we’ve gotten from the ‘Stomp’ riff is unbelievable,” Gallaher tells Everything Nash. “It’s a constant reminder of how just a short piece of music can take a listener on an emotional journey and feel something.”
“Stomp” features an impressive, driving guitar riff, which Gallaher posted on Instagram as part of his Boot Stomp series on Instagram. gaining over 13 million views on Instagram and TikTok combined.
“‘Stomp’ is for the fans and man am I thankful for them!” Gallaher says “They blew up that guitar riff to 13 million-plus, sharing it everywhere, re-posting it and giving us no choice but to finish writing that song and release it!”
Gallaher previously released his Country in the House album earlier this year, writing 13 of the 15 tracks on the record.
“We picked from several hundred songs I’ve written over the past several years, and some outside songs, to come up with these 15,” Gallaher told Everything Nash when the record was released. “Some people hear music and some people feel it. And for me, my hope is that people do both with this record. My hope is that I take listeners on a three-and-a-half-minute journey with each song, and that they latch onto a lyric or a melody, or a guitar solo and feel it. I feel like there’s a song on there for everybody.”
“Neil Thrasher, one of the co-producers and co-writers of this song played this song, and I fell in love with it,” Gallaher told Everything Nash. “This was a couple of years ago. I fell in love with that song. I was like, ‘Dude, I gotta cut that song one day.’ And he was like, ‘I don’t know if you’re gonna be able to,’ ’cause Aldean was a writer on it. I was always such a huge Alean fan anyway, so I was like, ‘That’s pretty awesome.’
“A couple of years go by, and it just worked out,” he continues. “It still wasn’t cut yet. I always loved it, and I wanted Neil and his cousin [Patrick Thrasher] to produce it. That was the first time me and Neil got to work together on the production side. I’m thankful for the opportunity to bring that song to life.”