“This song describes me and my roots,” Stough shares on social media. “It’s about where I’m from; and, it’s a reminder to myself that no matter where I am or what I’m doing, nothing or no one will change me.”
“Promiseland” comes as Stough has been steadily working on more music, after coming in third on American Idol. Stough recently relocated to Nashville to focus fully on his music career, a departure from his former career working in HVAC, until his time on Idol changed everything for him.
“I have to give all glory to the good lord,” Stough posted Instagram in August. “A year ago today I was working a full time job and also doing things on the side. Now I’m living in Nashville doing music full time. I can’t be more blessed to have made some of the great friends I’ve made and have a great fan base. If it wasn’t for you guys we couldn’t keep playing the shows we are.
“Thank you to the people that are making these awesome times happen,” he added, “from the people to the label, songwriters, fans, the awesome band members, and people who just stream my music.”
Stough already released both “Bad Day” and “I Still Talk to Jesus,” the latter a personal message from Stough about not giving up, regardless of the circumstances.
“This song, ‘I Still Talk To Jesus,’ when I try to think about it and try to talk about it, I get lost of words, because it’s exactly what it says it is,” Stough said when the song was released. “‘I Still Talk To Jesus,’ it really means to me just finding that ear that will listen. Whether it’s an ear you can see or one you cannot, you can always talk to Jesus. It really hits me deep down in the heart. It’s definitely a great tune.”
“The overall message of this song is really just like the main line, don’t give up,” he continued. “Especially in this generation, in this world, it’s really, really hard to keep going, and still be able to find people that you can talk to. It’s just a reminder that you always have that one source.”
All of Stough’s music is available here.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of BBR Music Group / Mike Rodway