|Photo by Al Steinz
Got a killer song premiere today, if you're in the mood for a stone-cold country heartbreaker. Craig Gerdes brings us this gut-punch of a sad song replete with steel guitar and fiddle. "You're Not in the Picture Anymore" also sports one of those memorable 90s-style hooks that'll grab you right away. This will have you hankering for a smoky barroom with scuffed wood floors and a barely working jukebox in no time at all.
Here's what Craig had to say about the song:
After the release of our Smokin, Drinkin & Gamblin album in 2018, I had several people reach out to me wanting more of those "hurtin'” country songs. So I went back through all this material I'd written but never recorded, and that's when I came across "You're Not in the Picture Anymore."
I thought it fit the mood they were looking for, so I reached out to my old friend Jim Vest to produce it. You’ll might remember Jim playing pedal steel on all of those classic Johnny Paycheck and Vern Gosdin hits, and he also played on most of my Smokin, Drinkin & Gamblin album, which includes our remake of the 1977 hit “Slide off of Your Satin Sheets.”
When you hear the crying pedal-steel intro and the opening line, “It's over,” you’re not quite sure what’s over, but you know it’s probably not going to be good.
I hope this one takes you where you need to go, when you need to be hit in all those hurtin' places."
More info about Craig and his most recent album below the song player.
You can pre-save "You're Not in the Picture Anymore" here: https://ffm.to/6oap4qn