Exclusive Premiere: Shannon Clark and the Sugar - “This Old World”

We’re excited to share this fantastic song from the rising family and harmony-driven band’s forthcoming album produced by Justin Weaver. Take a listen here!

Over the past decade or so, some of my personal favorite artists to listen to (outside the mainstream of country music) have been artists like The Lone Bellow, The Avett Brothers and The Head and the Heart so when I heard Shannon Clark and the Sugar, a band powered by family that tell stores with sharp visions through country, soulful folk and roots with a dash of heartland rock and the kind of harmonies that rarely exist outside of a family like theirs. Having already shared stages with a wide arrange of artists, they’re set to hit the stage at Fort Laramie for the country concert featuring Dierks Bentley, Jelly Roll and Luke Bryan, among others. So, when we were presented the opportunity to premiere “This Old World,” the title track for the band’s Justin Weaver-produced upcoming album (out September 8), I jumped at the chance.

”This Old World” pulls from modern American life and the story on this song talks about all kinds of issues pulling us in different directions in modern American life honestly tackling those issues through hope.

What Shannon Clark has to say about “This Old World” song:

"This Old World" was written as a John Prine style song, originally, but morphed into more of a Tom Petty tune. We wrote this because we wanted to paint a heartfelt portrait of modern American life. It's important to us that everyone has a voice. We recorded the track at Welcome to 1979 studio in Nashville on all 2" tape and all analog, which I love."