Artist: Amanda Cook
Hometown: Fancy Gap, Virginia
Song: “New Star”
Album: Restless Soul
Release Date: November 17, 2023
Label: Mountain Fever Records
In Their Words: “To me, ‘New Star’ perfectly describes the ups and downs of the life of a musician. The incredible highs of performing in contrast with insecurities and self-doubt, no matter the hardships, most musicians will never stop creating art and working towards their goals. As soon as I heard this Theo MacMillan-penned tune, I knew it would be the anthem for our new album. The third verse really stands out to me: ‘I could put down roots like a parachute that lets me land… but a restless soul is bound to go when the calling comes.’ I think Aaron [Ramsey] and the band did an incredible job bringing this song to life and I’m so happy to share it with everyone.” – Amanda Cook
Amanda Cook – lead vocal
Carolyne Van Lierop – banjo and harmony vocal
Troy Boone – mandolin and harmony vocal
Brady Wallen – guitar
Josh Faul – bass
George Mason – fiddle
Engineered by Aaron Ramsey at Mountain Fever Studios, Willis, VA.
Vocals engineered by Aaron Ramsey at Black Crow Studios, Morganton, NC.
Produced by Aaron Ramsey and the Amanda Cook Band.
Mixed and mastered by Aaron Ramsey.
Executive Producer: Mark Hodges.
Photo Credit: CDC Artistry, Christina Stevens