Dave Insley - Own A Mountain (5:25)
Own A Mountain - Dave Insley (5:25)

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Songwriter: Dave Insley
Publishing: Crawl Daddy Music, BMI
Release Date: March 22, 2005

Dave Insley’s Own a Mountain is a Southern rock ballad about mortality, the uselessness of counting one’s wealth in earthly measures, and the necessity of perspective. First released in 2005 on Insley’s debut “Call Me Lonesome,” the song was recorded at Formula One Studio in Phoenix, Arizona and produced by Insley. Backed by members of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Dave delivers a solid dose of country soul, with a rock ‘n’ roll edge, his iconic vocal catalyzed by an amazing performance by background singer Diana Lee.

Ten years now an Austin Texas resident, Insley fondly recalls working with rhythm and blues artist Lee in the studio. “This delightful, soft-spoken creature arrived and asked for a lyric sheet. In a voice larger than would have seemed possible, she stacked the choral parts, all on first takes, and then asked if we wanted an ad-lib track. The engineer [Alex Otto] and I were already super impressed, and quickly assented. What followed had our jaws on the floor and a grin pasted to my face for days afterwards. After Lee left the building I made the obvious production decision. ‘Alex,’ I said, ‘every damned bit of that is in.’”