King Calway has a new song out, with some serious star power. The four-man group just released “When I Get Home,” co-written by Zac Brown, along with Jonathan Singleton and Ben Simonetti. Brown also produced the track.
“I recognized the talent this young group has and when we started working in the studio so much more unfolded, and I believe in these guys,” Brown tells People. “When Keith Stegall bet on me and helped me make my first album that was the launch of my career. I believe this track can do the same for them, and it’s great to be able to give back.
“I really love producing people that have the talent and the hustle to make it out there,” he continues. “This is an exceptional group of guys. I’m very proud of what we have written and made. Lots to come from King Calaway.”
King Calaway’s drummer, Chris Deaton, has a long relationship with Brown, which extends far beyond music.
“He kind of took me under his wing,” Deaton says. “That’s the beginning of our relationship, but I hadn’t seen Zac in about three years.”
It was Brown who saw King Calaway perform, and reached out to the group to offer his help and experience.
“He said, ‘Hey, big fan. I’d love to meet with the guys,” Deaton remembers. “We all got in a room together and gelled really well. We just have a lot of the same interests with the harmonies and the band. He was just all in, and I think we were, too.”
“When I Get Home” might have been written by one of country music’s biggest hitmakers, but the guys in King Calaway knew it was special far beyond the writers on it.
“Like they say in Nashville, if a song translates with just someone singing with an instrument without all the bells and whistles and that’s enough to carry the song, it has to be special,” band member Simon Dumas says. “We were so into this song and the storytelling of redemption. I think so many of us have like experienced that ‘you’ve messed up and at this point, I’m just like praying.'”
Chances are good there will be a lot more from King Calaway and Brown working together in the future.
“I really love producing people with the talent and the hustle to make it out there,” Brown says. “This is an exceptional group of guys. I’m very proud of what we have written and made. There is lots to come from King Calaway.”
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