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WATCH: Amy Martin, “Travelin’ On (42)”

Aug 3, 2022

WATCH: Amy Martin,

Artist: Amy Martin
Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Song: “Travelin’ On (42)”
Album: Travelin’ On (produced by Chance McCoy)
Release Date: August 5, 2022

In Their Words: “This song started in 2014 when my then-guitarist, Carlton ‘Bucky’ Greenawalt, wrote the chorus and gave it to me to finish (it’s actually the first voice memo in my phone of hundreds of partial ideas and recordings). Flash forward to August 2021 when I went back home for my first visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia, after having moved to Denver earlier that same year. I was driving down Route 42 — a two-lane 55mph highway that I drove for 20 years — and Bucky’s chorus smacked me in the face. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. As soon as I got on the plane back to Denver, I wrote the rest of the song, laid chords to it and later recorded it with Chance McCoy at his studio. This track is one that acknowledges the pain of hardship/losing love but also sends a message of hope in moving forward. It gives a nod to the resilience gained through trials, hardship and heartbreak, while dripping with the nostalgia of driving down a familiar road where all these thoughts take place. I think each and every one of us has our ‘Route 42’ — the road we traveled more times than we can count and where a lot of reflection takes place. My hope is that this song meets the listener where they are and takes them where they need to go.” — Amy Martin

Photo Credit: Ayla RM Photography
Video Credit: Kelsey Arneson

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