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See Jeffrey Steele, Sons of the Palomino’s Swaggering ‘Countryholic’ Video

Turbo-charged tune, with guest John Rich, appears on the hit songwriter’s new album with an all-star band

Songwriting veteran Jeffrey Steele is among the performers who, early in his career, graced the stage of the Palomino Club, the legendary North Hollywood venue that was a haven for country fans for decades. In a nod to the club, which helped launch Dwight Yoakam into superstardom, Steele now fronts Sons of the Palomino, a band that includes veteran musicians Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Jerry Roe (drums), Tony Harrell (piano), James Mitchell (guitar) and Brad Albin (bass). The group’s new single and video for “Countryholic” is a potent mix of old-school honky-tonk, sparkling with clever, rapid-fire wordplay (with crafty shout-outs to Merle Haggard and Hank Williams) and a guest shot from John Rich.

“‘Countryholic’ is a 100 proof honky-tonk song that will make you want to holler yee-haw!” say Steele. “That song is icing on the cake of a project three years in the making with an all-star cast of musicians and guests who are all helping to capture an era in music that seems to have vanished.”

The clip for “Countryholic,” penned by Steele with Ira Dean and Shane Minor, was shot at Green’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork, just outside Nashville. The tune serves as the lead track from the Sons of the Palomino’s debut album, set for release June 30th on 3 Ring Circus, the company founded by Steele. The LP will feature duets with Emmylou Harris, John Anderson, Gretchen Wilson, Vince Gill and Jamey Johnson.

A 2013 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Steele is a Golden Globe-nominated writer whose songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw (“The Cowboy in Me”), Rascal Flatts (“What Hurts the Most”), Trace Adkins (“Chrome”) and LeAnn Rimes (“Big Deal”), among dozens of others. In the early Nineties, he was the lead singer of the California-based country group Boy Howdy.

Sons of the Palomino will share details of “Countryholic” and their upcoming album during a chat on their Facebook page Friday night at .  


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