Single follows star-studded New Year’s Eve performance
Three-time GRAMMY Award nominees The Avett Brothers have released a new live digital single, “I Go To My Heart.” To mark the release, the band gave a stunning performance of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (Thurs, Jan 7th), filmed in their hometown of Charlotte, NC at the beautiful Belk Theater. The original studio version of “I Go To My Heart” is featured on the band’s latest acclaimed album, The Third Gleam, out now via American Recordings/Loma Vista Recordings.
The centerpiece of The Third Gleam, “I Go To My Heart” represents the themes of love and redemption heard throughout the new record. The elegant and stripped-back song is at the heart of their latest effort, compelling the band to gift fans with this new live recording as a hopeful musical offering to kick off 2021.
The Avett Brothers ended 2020 on a high note. Their New Year’s Eve livestream concert, also filmed at North Carolina’s Belk Theater, featured a sonically arresting, full-band performance spanning the band’s extensive catalogue, with host Dax Shepard and an impressive lineup of guests including Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Mickey Raphael, Taylor Goldsmith, Ben Bridwell, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nicole Atkins, Alela Diane, Jimmie Johnson, Jim Avett, David Childers, Paleface, Joseph The Spouse, Langhorne Slim, Clem Snide, Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes, Asleep at the Wheel, Loudon Wainwright III, G. Love and Mandolin Orange. The show was the band’s 17th annual New Year’s Eve performance keeping their long-standing annual tradition alive, with a whopping estimated 150,000 fans watching virtually via various platforms. SiriusXM’s The Spectrum also featured an interview and exclusive performance with the band on December 31st in conjunction with highlights from the special, while outlets including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Billboard, Variety and more featured the event in their notable shows to stream on New Year’s Eve.
The Third Gleam vinyl debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums Chart and debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Current Album Chart, with “Victory” from the album peaking at No. 1 on the Americana radio single chart. Following the album release in August, the band stayed connected with fans playing two drive-in shows at The Charlotte Motor Speedway in the span of three months (August and October). They also released a moving new rendition of the Woody Guthrie classic, “This Land Is Your Land,” along with its striking music video directed by the Emmy-winning Samuel Bayer watch it here. Gracing the cover of Relix Magazine December issue, their latest music has been lauded by the likes of Paste, NPR, Esquire, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone Country and CMT.com among others.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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