Chord OverstreetÂ is making his musical debut today with a song that hits close to home.
The autobiographical ballad is called “Homeland” and is the first-ever song to be released on Safehouse Records, a joint venture label with Island Records that was created by Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas,Â andÂ Phil McIntyre.
â€œâ€˜Homelandâ€™ was inspired by all the times I feel homesick,â€ explains Chord.Â â€œI was thinking about where my dad taught me to drive in the small town where I’m from.Â Iâ€™ve gone back there recently, and although everything in the near surroundings has been built and grown, my small town remains the same.Â I love how everything in my world has changed so much, except this small piece of home.Â It’s like its own little time machine, though just a little more faded.â€
Beloved by millions as long-time guitar-playing cast member Sam Evans of FOXâ€™s Emmy Nominated and Golden Globe winning series Glee, Chord Overstreet has been steeped in music since his childhood in rural Tennessee.Â He is the youngest son of country music mainstay Paul OverÂstreet, a multiple GrammyÂ®, ACM and CMA award-winning singer and songwriter.
â€œHomelandâ€ is a timely, spirited introduction to Chord Overstreet that will resonate with fans new and old:
â€œLet the new shine fade, let the lights burn out/ Let the time slip away, and bury me in that ground/ When I’m all used up, and I’m old and gray/ When the well runs dry, and my mind just ain’t the same/ Won’t you set me free, where the tall pines stand/ Where I was born to be, back in my homeland.â€
Listen to “Homeland” below.