The International Bluegrass Music Association 2018 Entertainers of the Year, Balsam Range, are back with their new single “Get Me Gone” to be featured by Rolling Stone Country on October 19. The song is the follow up to the band’s hit, “The Girl Who Invented the Wheel,” which spent several weeks at the top of the Bluegrass Radio charts.
Full of drive and urgency, “Get Me Gone” is about leaving as fast as you can to escape unrequited love. Sung by IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Buddy Melton, the song features expertly honed inverted harmonies, with Melton joined by guitar player and vocalist Caleb Smith and IBMA Bass Player of the Year Tim Surrett on the chorus that sings:
Get me gone like a shooting star,
Just as fast and just as far
Gone like the long lost love in a country song
Gone like whiskey gone like rum
Straight outta here like wind blown smoke
Won’t you give me some light good Lord, and get me gone.
“Sometimes a new day just can’t come soon enough to put the broken past behind us. ‘Get Me Gone’ tells the story of regret and the desire to move on in an upbeat, fun and poetic fashion,” says Buddy Melton. “I’m a big fan of lyrics that tell a story in creative and catchy ways. Co-written by Walt Wilkins, (2011 IBMA Song of the Year, ‘Trains I Missed’) ‘Get Me Gone’ is all that and more.”
The song is from Balsam Range’s upcoming album, Aeonic, to be released January 4, 2019 by Mountain Home.