Hear the heartbreaking new song Gwen Sebastian wrote with Miranda Lambert and Anderson East

Hear the heartbreaking new song Gwen Sebastian wrote with Miranda Lambert and Anderson East

Former “The Voice” contestant Gwen Sebastian tells Rare Country about writing a heartbreak song with pals Miranda Lambert and Anderson East.

There’ve been a million songs written about how hard it is for a person making their living on the road, but it’s rare you hear the perspective of the person who’s left behind at home. That’s what Gwen Sebastian’s new song, “I’m Not With the Band,” is all about. As a touring musician who is married to another musician, Gwen knows firsthand how hard it is to be away from your significant other when one of you is on the road and the other one is home alone.

Gwen tells Rare Country, “It’s difficult. We love what we do, and we’re so lucky to be able to do music for a living. So, I mean, it sounds like something that we shouldn’t be whining about, but you sacrifice a lot. Musicians sacrifice a lot. Husbands and wives that are at home sacrifice a lot as well.  You have to find that balance of being happy on the road and coming home, too. You get used to being on the road. It’s so hard to come back and be involved in normal life again.”

These days, Gwen is busy on the road singing harmony with her pal, Miranda Lambert. Gwen and Miranda co-wrote “I’m With the Band” with along with their friend April Lewis and Miranda’s boyfriend, Anderson East. The ladies were on the West Coast on a girls’ trip to watch one of Anderson’s shows when they all got together at the hotel for a songwriting session. “I’m With the Band” is the product of that collaboration.

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Rolling Stone loves Gwen’s performance with Miranda Lambert & Anderson East

Rolling Stone loves Gwen’s performance with Miranda Lambert & Anderson East

 

Gwen & Miranda Lambert play a surprise show w/Miranda’s band & crew @ Joe’s in Chicago

Gwen & Miranda Lambert play a surprise show w/Miranda’s band & crew @ Joe’s in Chicago

“The big Kenny Chesney show at Soldier Field isn’t until Saturday (June 6). But Miranda Lambert? She got to Chicago a couple of days early, so naturally, she wanted to warm up her voice.

How’d she do it? By playing a surprise show — for free — at Joe’s Bar on Thursday night, joining her band and crew’s own band Permnent Damage onstage.

(And no. I’m not spelling that wrong. The band’s website clearly explainsthat the missing “a” was struck by lightning.)

They do this from time to time: show up a little early for a big Lambert show and head to a local bar to take the stage, play some cover songs by the B-52’s, Guns N’ Roses, Rush and more and generally blow off some steam.

At this particular Chicago show, Lambert also had Gwen Sebastian with her.

“Ok Chicago @gwensebastian and me are rehearsing for the Permnent Damage show tonight at Joes Bar. ‘Bang Bang Bang on the door baby … Knock a little louder sugar’ … #we’rewiththeband,” Lambert tweeted early in the day.” …..

by  6/5/2015 | CMT

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