A Little Background of Mo Pitney
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Mo Pitney began playing the drums at six and the guitar at the age of twelve. He began playing in a bluegrass band with his brother and a friend. When he moved to Nashville, he signed to Curb Records and he began working with record producer Tony Brown.
In December 2014, Mo Pitney released his first single “Country”. It was co-written by Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin. The single was reviewed by different people such as Billy Dukes who said:
“Mo isn’t making a statement, and he’s not the sign of some traditional country revolution in 2015. But he’s a reminder of how good a simple country song sung by a man who believes in God and George Strait can feel”.
Johnny Nevin of Huffington Post also reviewed Pitney’s music favorably, saying that:
“Mo Pitney knows a couple of really important things about being Country, real Country. One of them is that he knows who he is, and that’s always going to be important, because it’s the only way anyone can keep becoming the person they really want to be. Just as important though, it seems like Mo Pitney never forgets about everybody else, and how important they are too.”
“Country” entered Top 40 on Country Airplay on the chart dated for the week ending June 20, 2015. His second single, “Boy & a Girl Thing”, released to country radio on August 31, 2015. It reached No. 50 on Hot Country Songs in October 2016. His debut album is Behind This Guitar. The album’s third single, “Everywhere”, was released to country radio in December 2016. The song goes for adds at country radio on February 13, 2017.
Pitney’s debut album, Behind This Guitar, was released on October 7, 2016. It charted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums in its first week.
About the Song
Mo Pitney is the guy you should show all your friends when they say, “nobody makes traditional country anymore”. He proves it in his new music video for his incredible ballad, “Clean Up On Aisle Five”.
We can see in the video, Pitney makes a trip to a grocery. He hears a familiar voice as he picks up a box of Cheerios. And that’s the point where everything goes sad.
Even though it’s a simple video, it perfectly matches the traditional-learning tune. At the age of 24, Pitney’s voice and writing style harken back to some of the greats. He actually first performed the song years ago at the Grand Ole Opry. Afterwards, the crowd gave him a standing ovation for nearly a whole minute.
Pitney co-wrote the song with Will Nance, who brought the title to their writing session. Apparently, Nance first envisioned the song as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek tune. However, Pitney heard a sad and slow country burner in it, and the pair got to work. After months’ worth of delays, Piney finally released the song on his debut 2016 album Behind This Guitar.
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