Lady A makes her unreleased “ Things He Handed Down ” debut live at the Opry
Country trio Lady A took to the stage at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night (May 15), and during their set, they gave spectators something new: a never-before-seen ballad called “Things He Handed Down”.
The song is a heartfelt ballad about lessons learned from an older family member, told from the perspective of looking back after his death. His teammate Charles Kelley takes the lead voice of the song, singing about how of all the things he inherited from this person, like his guitar, what he cherishes most are his words of wisdom and the memories he they created together.
“It doesn’t sound as good to me / As he says / Don’t mix wine with whiskey / Don’t put Jesus in a box / Never spend more money than you earn,“Kelley sings in the chorus, supported by the vocal harmony of the other Lady A members Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.”Don’t burn a bridge you might have to cross someday / Don’t let a ball game ruin your Saturday … “
Kelley explained from the scene that he co-wrote “Things He Handed Down” with several other songwriters, including his country star friend Thomas Rhett. He also added that the song will be part of Lady A’s upcoming album.
Lady A has yet to officially announce her next project, although they have shared her very energetic and energetic debut single, “Like a Lady”. When they released the song, the group explained that after a tumultuous year like 2020, they intentionally leaned in to create a fun and well-being empowerment anthem.
The group’s last appearance at Grand Ole Opry came just months after their official induction as members of the Sacred Country Music Hall in January 2021.
Additionally, they made their “Things He Handed Down” debut on the same weekend the Opry returned to full capacity after more than a year of restricted attendance due to COVID-19 security protocols. As the Opry continues to adhere to safety measures such as mandatory masks, the removal of the attendance cap was a big step in the direction of post-pandemic live music – making Saturday night the perfect opportunity. to celebrate with the live debut of a new song. .
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