Following a duet with Corb Lund on Hayes Carll's 'KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)' album (which charted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200), Carll has returned the favor with a new song "Bible on the Dash" on Lund's new album 'Cabin Fever' (Auguest 14 / New West). The duo are also friends, past touring partners, duet partners, and were rivals for the 2010 Americana Music Awards Emerging Artist nomination. Carll says of the 4th generation Albertan rancher and former metal player, "Corb's actually lived the shit we all want to sing about, and writes the stories we all wish we'd lived."
"Bible on the Dash" is a hysterical song about a rock band that grabs a Gideon's Bible from a hotel on tour and tries to talk their way out of trouble at various turns. Carll recalls, "Corb already had the chorus and the bones of the song. I just helped him describe what its like to be interrogated by southern police and explained to him that people sometimes use hotel bible pages as rolling papers in a pinch."
Some particularly choice lyrics:
He said, 'Round these parts that hair alone will make probable cause
When you're movin’ through my county you'll obey my earthly laws’
We did our best to quote some holy writ, chapter and verse
‘What kind of music y’alls make? And we said 'Christian music, sir'
He contemplated, thought about it, twitched his cop moustache
‘Alright you boys be careful now, just don’t drive quite so fast’
Early buzz on 'Cabin Fever' is tremendous. MTV The Hive said, "his songs sometimes seem like the soundtrack to a Western directed by Quentin Tarantino" continuing that the new album is "stuffed with its share of head-turning tracks" while My Old Kentucky Blog called it "a release I'm certain we'll be talking more about as 2012 progresses."