NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 5, 2021) — David Lee Murphy, Ben Burgess & ERNEST team up for the ninth release from HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 today (11/5), offering up an easy rolling middle-of-nowhere jam titled “Red Dirt Clouds.”
Written by Burgess with Jordan Schmidt, Canaan Smith and Ernest Keith Smith, the must-hear anthem stands as a tribute to simple ways and simple thrills, all taking place in tucked-away corner of heaven on earth.
Produced by Joey Moi with co-production from Derek Wells, the collaborators harmonize over an acoustic melody sharing their love for a world that may look boring from the outside but means everything to some.
Founded by CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, HARDY, HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 is a groundbreaking Country collaborations album, with a star-studded list of artists creating the ultimate mixtape of backroads bangers and party-friendly anthems.
Following the original HIXTAPE: Vol. 1 (2019), the series now expands to become bigger than any one star, with 14 new tracks and 33 artists in total. The project features Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess, Brantley Gilbert, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Chris Lane, Chris Shiflett, Colt Ford, David Lee Murphy, Dierks Bentley, ERNEST, Granger Smith, Jake Owen, Jake Worthington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet, Lee Brice, Marty Stuart, Matt Stell, Midland, Morgan Wallen, Randy Houser, Rhett Akins, Ronnie Dunn, Scotty McCreery, Sean Stemaly, The Cadillac Three and Travis Denning, with another track arriving each week through December 10.
“Red Dirt Clouds (feat. David Lee Murphy, Ben Burgess & ERNEST)” follows last week’s in-stallment, “Jonesin’ (feat. Ronnie Dunn, Jake Owen & Jake Worthington),” and previously released tracks include “Drink Up (feat. Lee Brice, Randy Houser & HARDY), “Break Your Own Damn Heart (feat. Midland & Marty Stuart),” “Small Town On It (feat. Chris Lane & Scotty McCreery),” “To Hank (feat. HARDY, Brantley Gilbert & Colt Ford),” “In Love With My Problems (feat. Larry Fleet & Jon Pardi),” “WD-40 4WD (feat. Sean Stemaly, Jimmie Allen & Justin Moore)” and “Hometown Boys (feat. Matt Stell, Dierks Bentley & HARDY).”
Keep an eye out next Friday (11/12) for more.