NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Drawing from cherished memories of their upbringing, Flat River Bandcelebrates the lasting impact of radio with their newest single, "God Bless the Radio," available everywhere today. Taste of Country exclusively premiered the music video to the song.
Written by Chad Sitze of Flat River Band and produced by Grammy Award-winner Tre' Corley, the song encapsulates treasured memories from the trio of brother's earliest memories growing up in Southeast Missouri. From spending nights perched on their truck's tailgate to tune into WSM radio broadcasts, to hosting their own family band radio shows, and presently, residing in Middle Tennessee remaining dedicated listeners of Bill Cody, "God Bless the Radio" offers an anthemic tribute to the influence of radio on their lives.
The band's previous single, "Wings of a White Dove," was released in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month during May 2023. After experiencing tragic losses of friends and family, the band was inspired to write “Wings of a White Dove,” to raise awareness for mental illnesses.People.com exclusively premiered the video which features the trio of brothers alongside "a satirical take on a modern married couple."
The lyrics, which were written by Flat River Band, brothers Andy, Chad and Dennijo, paint a hopeful picture about getting through hard times with the one you love. When it came time to create the captivating video for the tune, the brothers told People.com, "with the over-saturation of content online we wanted to try to do something to make the viewer watch it again and listen to the lyrics."
FLAT RIVER BAND:
Flat River Band consists of three brothers Andy, Chad and Dennijo Sitze, who grew up in a multi-generational family band. Performing alongside their parents and grandparents, they held residencies at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Throughout their tenure in music, the Missouri natives have charted #1 hits on the bluegrass gospel charts and have opened for The Chicks’ Natalie Maines, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, TG Sheppard and more.
The trio's songs can be found in the 2018 movie The Least of These, A Christmas Story, featuring Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys), Deborah Allen and Tayla Lynn (Loretta Lynn's granddaughter). The band recently released a new five-song EP, Sights and Sounds, which has given the trio exposure in the spotlight of the Americana and Country formats.