Some of country music’s most interesting artists and music comes from the Lone Star State. Texas born-and-bred duo, Rosehill, aren’t your average southern country duo. With a love of music running just as deep as their life-long friendship, Mitch McBain and Blake Myers are definitely ones to watch. While they’ve already seen great success on the CMT playlists with their Midnight America music video; their White Lines and Stars album definitely has a few more hits in store for the duo.
We had the chance to have a short, exclusive interview with the boys of Rosehill as they launch a brand new single and music video, “Dream It All Over Again.” Fans have the opportunity to download the new single for FREE and check out the music video, as well as being entered for a chance to win a $500 online shopping spree from Southern Threads, just by visiting the website and tweeting about the band.
Radney Foster produced your White Lines and Stars album. How did that come together and what was it like working with him?
Pure luck! Mitch and I put together a 4-track acoustic demo and a friend passed it on to him. He called us a few days later and the rest is history. Working with him was an amazing learning experience. We are very fortunate to have a mentor like Radney!
You guys met in high school but didn’t start writing together right away. What changed that and what was the first song you wrote together?
Our love for independent Texas music. Once we figured out we had that in common, we started writing our own stuff. The 1st song we wrote was called “Texas” and it was terrible, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere!
How old were you when you first got interested in music and thought you could make a career out of it?
Do you have a dream collaboration partner: either with writing, singing or producing?
Ryan Adams. Other than that, it is a dream come true to work with the people we worked with on this record. Radney Foster, Jay Clementi, George Ducas, Darrell Brown among others.
You’ve said in another interview that you aren’t fond of being labelled in one genre, but what is it about country music that draws you to it?
It is real. Nothing is hidden in country music. We speak the truth. We talk about real things happening in our lives.
You guys used to be known as the Texas High Life, but when you went to Nashville you changed your sound and name. How difficult of a decision was that to make?
Not that difficult. The Texas High Life thing was coming to an end anyways and we were looking to change our thing anyways. It has been pretty smooth.
Check out Rosehill’s video for White Lines & Stars below.