The Wild Feathers return with “Big Sky,” their new single, which was debuted on Friday, March 30th on Sirius XM The Highway as a “Highway Find”, which is the station’s premiere discovery program. While never previously receiving prominent country radio airplay, “Big Sky” was heard by Highway program director JR Schuman who immediately identified it as something that his audience would embrace. “We’ve always just made our music regardless of what genre it’s supposed to fit in”, says guitarist and vocalist Taylor Burns. “We were surprised but excited when we found out that the Highway wanted to play it right away. It just reminded us of the old school way that radio used to discover bands.”
This morning, the band also premieres the video for “Big Sky” via Rolling Stone County, who say the song “is an amplified tribute to the joys of unplugging oneself from everyday life and, instead, chasing down some wide open spaces.” Watch the video for “Big Sky” via Rolling Stone Country here.
“Big Sky” finds The Wild Feathers reuniting with producer Jay Joyce, who oversaw the group’s 2013 self-titled debut and 2016’s Lonely Is a Lifetime. The band– packing a three-vocalist punch in Taylor, singer-guitarist Ricky Young and singer-bassist Joel King, along with drummer Ben Dumas – embrace their more countrified influences. Sounding partly like a lost Eagles album and the record Tom Petty never got to make, the song satisfies with thick harmonies, jangly guitars, Ben’s in-the-pocket beat and smart, tight songwriting.
The Wild Feathers are an American rock band formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, by Ricky Young, Joel King, Ben Dumas, and Taylor Burns, most of whom were lead singers in previous bands.