Exclusive: Dusty Black lyric video premiere

We premiere lyric video ahead of official release

Memphis, Tennessee native Dusty Black is releasing “Places To Run” tomorrow (Fri, Feb 26th), but we have an exclusive premiere of the lyric video one day early for our readers. The emotional new single was written by Josh Mirenda, Taylor Phillips and Brock Berryhill, and produced by country star Colt Ford and GRAMMY-winning producer Noah Gordon.

Released via Black Label Country Records, “Places to Run “ is an uptempo break-up song that hits home for Black after his marriage of 10 years came to an end in 2020.

“We all have pain, we all have a story and there’s no more universal story than losing someone we love,” shares Black. “‘Places To Run’ is a song that really taps into those emotions we’ve all felt in that difficult time right after a breakup. There are times when things just don’t make sense and no matter how many turns we make, we’re constantly running into that person and the memories we made together along the way — especially when you live in a small town or one where everybody knows everybody, we often “run out of places to run.”

Black makes his entrée into country music after honing his performance and songwriting skills over the past several years. Currently recording his first EP due out in 2021, Black’s debut single, “Right Church, Wrong Pew,” was awarded Music Row Magazine’s “DISCovery Award” by noted music reviewer Robert Oermann.

Black inherited his love of country music from his grandfather, Floyd Black “Junior,” who once played banjo and guitar in Johnny Cash’s band, and from his father, Allen Black, who sang country music and influenced his musical style as a young boy.

It’s abundantly clear that Black’s musical influences helped him pave his own lane around the music scene. Black’s gravelly vocals combined with his mysterious story telling attribute makes him not only enjoyable but also likable. Dusty Black is gritty, memorable and earnest. You should remember his name because I’m sure you’ll be hearing it a lot more often.

Brittany Vance
Brittany Vance

Southern WV born and bred who is a lover of all things country. She's a mother of two and professional hell raiser. Brittany will pop in from time to time as a Guest Columnist who will present her unfiltered thoughts on the most recent country concerts and maybe an exclusive interview or two.