At the lowest moment of my adult life, my friend and brother Big George Ballentine came to my side to comfort me and make sure I was okay. In the midst of my angst, anger, sadness, depression, and hopelessness, he handed me a copy of Son Volt's "Trace" and told me to listen to the first song, "Windfall". I did so, and it not only changed my life, but in a way, likely saved my life. The song became my anthem for getting through tough times and moving forward, and I've never been able to listen to it without my eyes welling up with tears. Likewise, I've never been able to sing it before, as doing so would make me weep. However, last week I actually got through a take of it without coming apart emotionally. I thought it only fitting to ask Geo to come play some steel on here with me, and I'm honored that he did. I don't know what would have happened had he not given me that album on that fateful day.
I dedicate this to all of you who are struggling through a period of loneliness, abrupt change, fear, and uncertainty. May you find an old time country station on the AM, with your feet on the floor, your hands on the wheel, and may the wind take YOUR troubles away.
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