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Russ Still and The Moonshiners / Blog

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The Story Behind Wrapped Around Your Finger

Heres the back story from track 8 from White Lightnin In August 2006 I was 8 months past finalizing my divorce, running around like a hound dog. and tired of it. I had been out of town. I was driving home and a buddy called to invite me to a party. Bring a date he […]

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The Story Behind Keep Holding On

The Story Behind Keep Holding On Not too long ago a very close friend tried to kill them self. They suffer from chronic depression. Its a terrible disease. The only shame in depression is when someone is sick and they (or their family) dont do anything about it. Theyre good now. They take care of […]

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The Story Behind Drive Me To Drinkin

Heres the back story from track 6 from The Moonshiners latest, White Lightnin also available on iTunes. I used to be really shy. My friends will probably say thats a lie, but I learned to cover it up pretty good. When I was a teenager I was especially shy around girls. I knew I liked […]

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The Story Behind “Get Me Back to Alabama”

Heres another story about a tune from my CD, White Lightnin I love the country singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson. Hes not that well known, but hes had a #1 album and won 2 CMA and ACM awards. He was born in Enterprise, AL and raised in Montgomery. A number of his tunes mention Alabama. That may […]

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The Story Behind “When The Walls Fall”

Heres another story about a tune from my CD, ‘White Lightnin I got divorced in late 2005. It wasnt final until January 2006, but that was just legal stuff. It was a very hard time for both of us. We had been together for 28 years, but things happen in the best relationships. Im […]

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NashVegas – The Rest of the Story

Im giving backstories on the tunes from my CD, White Lightnin Heres the story for NashVegas Several years ago I started going to Nashville to have demos cut of the songs I was writing. I knew my old friend, Mark Allen, a great musician had moved to Nashville. Mark had owned a studio in Atlanta. […]

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The Story Behind “It’s You”

I’m giving backstories on the tunes from my CD, White Lightnin’ Here’s the story for “It’s You” A year or so ago I asked Cam (my muse) what I should write a song about. “Write one about me.” Ok, that shouldn’t be too hard (not). If anybody will tell me the truth about my songs […]

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The Story Behind “Go For A Ride”

I had a request from a friend to provide some back stories on my songs. So, Ill start with providing the origin of the tunes off WHITE LIGHTNIN. If you havent picked up your copy yet heres where you can. A good place to start is at the top. Track 1 GO FOR A […]

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A Dream Come True

In 1974 I bought the Gregg Allman Tour album. I think I got it from a record club. Remember those? You bought 14 records for a buck then had to buy 14 more over the next year for more than you would have spent on all the records if you had bought them individually. Anyway, […]

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Happy Valentines!!!

To you and the one you love I’m sharing one of my favorite love songs Listen here You can also find it on my cd “The Russ Still Project” Happy Valentines Russ

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