The band recounts 40 years and more than six thousand shows on road-warrior anthem

Sawyer Brown is synonymous with the term “road warrior,” and with a four-decade-long, thriving career – and more than 6,000 shows played across the country – the group knows a thing or two about burning tires from city to city. Steeped in nostalgic 90s twang and driving, guitar-heavy rhythms, “Get Me To The Stage On Time” was written by Sawyer Brown frontman Mark Miller and produced by Miller, alongside Blake Shelton. It is the second single off the band’s forthcoming album titled Desperado Troubadour, due March 8th.

Desperado Troubadour is the band’s first album in nearly a decade, and it follows “Under This Ole Hat,” which was released last month. Both follow the Blake Shelton-produced documentary, which is also titled Get Me To The Stage On Time and premiered at the Nashville Film Festival earlier this year. The new music and film, in addition to a vigorous tour schedule, are all part of the storied group’s 40th anniversary celebration.

After winning the first-ever televised singing competition Star Search in 1983, the band became a genre staple thanks to hits including “Some Girls Do,” “Thank God for You,” “Step That Step,” and more. The band’s storied career includes awards such as the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year, multiple CMT Video Group of the Year Awards and beyond.