Song Premiere: Rob Baird, “Run Of Good Luck”

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What did songwriter Rob Baird do when he lost his creative spark in Nashville? He traded the Music Row-lifestyle for a one-way ticket to Austin in an effort to find it. After a period of rediscovery out in the Lonestar state, Baird eventually returned to Music City with enough stories to pen his upcoming album, Wrong Side Of The River. Listen to the track “Run Of Good Luck” below in advance of its May 13 release.

The 10-track concept album — which boasts titles like “Cowboy Cliche” and the Jack White-influence “Ain’t Nobody Got A Hold On Me” — details the Memphis-born songwriter’s journey of self-reflection. “Run Of Good Luck” is a sentimental country ballad about packing up, taking chances and moving on for the sake of new opportunities with a geographical nod to Abilene, Texas.

“I wrote this song with my buddy Ruston Kelly in Nashville on a snow day, and Music Row was completely deserted,” Baird told American Songwriter. “I think we all find ourselves asking the same questions about life at some point in time. What if I would have done this or what if I would have gone there? This song addresses that we all want something greater, and that maybe that something is out there if you are willing to go chase it.”

Stream “Run Of Good Luck” below.

Tour dates:

Apr 29 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
Apr 30 Rev Room Little Rock, AR
May 05 The Blue Light Live Lubbock, TX
May 06 The Kessler Dallas, TX
May 07 The Backyard Waco, TX
May 13 Grand Stafford Theater Bryan, TX
May 14 Magnolia Motor Lounge Fort Worth, TX
May 19 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
May 20 Threadgill’s World Headquarters Austin, TX
May 21 River Road Ice House New Braunfels, TX
May 27 Rockin Rodeo Denton, TX
May 28 Music & Mayhem Eufaula, OK

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