Nashville, Tenn. – Rising Bluegrass singer/songwriter Andrew Crawford is telling the story of John Henry with his new single, “How Many Miles of Track.” The upbeat recording centers around the moving life of the West Virginia native, who was born into slavery in the mid-1800s, but would go on to inspire future generations. It’s featured on Crawford’s debut solo Bluegrass album The Lonesome Season, which was released last year via Bonfire Music Group. The full song and album is available for download and/or streaming HERE.
The story behind the song is perfectly captured by Crawford, who penned the recording alongside Trey Ward. Throughout the single, the South Carolina native also sings lead vocals. It has a powerful message, portraying the work part of Henry’s storied life, back in a time when his biggest challenge was simply how many miles of track can he complete in a day’s work. Other artists performing on “How Many Miles of Track” include Bryan McDowell, Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey and Patton Wages.
Following the release of The Lonesome Season, Crawford has seen breakout success already. In addition to garnering airplay on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction with his previous single “Always Another Mountain” featuring Shawn Lane, he has also seen success on the charts. On the final Bluegrass Today chart of February 2022, the singer placed TWO songs in the Top 20 (“Big Montana” and “My Share of Heartache”). Also, following the release of his Bluegrass version of the Yellowstone theme song, he was featured on several large Spotify curated playlists. The full album has climbed all the way to No. 6 on Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Bluegrass Album Chart, spending a total of 16 weeks on the survey so far (and counting), with the cut “Land of the Giants” storming the Top Ten on the Contemporary Bluegrass Song Chart.
To follow the journey and learn more about Andrew Crawford, check out his official Facebook account. While there, music enthusiasts can listen to music, watch live performances, find upcoming tour dates and more!
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