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OCMS' McCoy releases single

Friday, May 24, 2019 – Old Crow Medicine Show's Chance McCoy released his new single "Lonesome Pine" today.

McCoy will release his debut album in the fall.

The songs reflects on his time spent as a wilderness guide in the American West.

"You've never truly been down and out until you've spent a night out in the woods cold and alone," McCoy told The Boot. "For me, some of those times have been voluntary, some have not. I remember being high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, curled up on pine needles, just watching the wind shake the trees, the solitude was absolute but there was a beauty in it. I guess that kind of loneliness gets deep inside a person, I've never shaken it."

"Lonesome Pine" is the follow-up to Chance's debut single "No One Loves You (The Way That I Do)" released last month.

McCoy was raised in West Virginia. He would later take home top honors at the West Virginia State Championships for fiddle, banjo and dulcimer which ultimately led to getting the call from Old Crow a few years later.

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