JB and the Moonshine Band are releasing their third studio album, Mixtape, on June 30th. The lead off single from the project, "Shotgun, Rifle, and a .45," finds the band taking a firm stance on their 2nd Amendment rights. The single, written by front man JB Patterson, is about more than one's individual right to bear arms. The song emphasizes the need to stay vigilant over protecting basic rights and to be aware and involved to ensure that they are not compromised.
Not matter what side of the issue you are on, you know that JB sings what he believes. It's assertive introduction leads into a grungey-country rocker (with a bit of hip hop in the chorus) that drives the lyrical points home with conviction and firmness.
"Will we watch over our freedom
Or will we just watch more tv
Cause we keep flipping thru these stations, but we forgot what this nation's founded on
Yeah we gotta stand up for our rights or before we know it we'll turn around and they'll be gone"
"Shotgun, Rifle and a .45" is bound to become an anthem for anyone who values and supports the #2A and will surely receive an incredible response when performed live.
The self-produced track was recorded at Red Wasp Studios, housed in Patterson's 100-year-old log cabin, and will hit Texas radio on May 26. The song will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers the same day.