Backline - The Farm (single)
writer: Katelyn M. Mabry (Lakota Music Publishing, BMI)

Katelyn M. Mabry - guitar and lead vocal,
Travis Tucker - dobro,
Zachary Carter - banjo,
Milom Williams II - mandolin,
Chris Williamson - bass,
Clint White III - fiddle.

The idea for "The Farm" is steeped in US history & finds its roots in the Transcontinental Railroad. Katelyn was inspired to write about this upon hearing a story about a family having to give up their farm to eminent domain for the building of the tracks. The family refused to move & fought to the death to keep their property. We will release an accompanying music video on 9/24.

Katelyn says, "The Farm was literally a throw together song. We were finishing up a practice at my parents house and Zach started playing the main melody riff of the song over and over again. We all were listening. I then just started throwing words out there and right then we came up with the first verse. It was pretty crazy how it happened.
As I headed home that night in the car I started to mull over what this story could be. What would we want it to say? I thought about an elderly man I worked with at the peach stand as a teenager, Mr. Jimmy. He would tell me stories of his family farm and how they grew up there. He told me about many great memories he had made there as a boy, but I remember one day he said, "Baby," (my nickname) "I remember the day so clearly when the men in suits came and told my daddy we needed to quit farming and work in the city. They made it more expensive for us to farm and make a living than it was to go on to town and work in the mills. That was the day I wasn't a farm boy anymore."
That is where I was inspired to write the story for the song. A story of legacy, of heritage and lots of grit, of a boy who was raised in the fields, in the shadows of the crops and his Mama. It's the story of a boy who turns into a man bearing the weight of continuing his families' work and farm, of one who is told to leave the land that he so dearly loves. It's a story of his past that holds a promise for his future generations, a story that he refuses to write "The End," unless it's with bloodshed. We hope y'all can enjoy this piece of work that I know we had a blast writing, arranging and recording."