Red Dirt Legend, Brandon Jenkins, Releases
"The Flag," a Plea For Unity During Political Year
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Like many of his fans, Red Dirt Legend Brandon Jenkins is concerned about the political polarization going on in the United States, a problem that has become more pronounced as America is in the midst of an election year.
“Where there is struggle there is strength, and that struggle is part of the tapestry of this country,” Jenkins said. “It’s not that we don’t have differences, but that we can put those differences aside and unite under the symbol of this country, which is the flag.”
That’s the message behind Jenkins’ new single, "The Flag," which was released to radio last week.
“There’s a flag up on the courthouse flying in the wind / Hoping we can all work it out and make this nation strong again / Make America great again,” he sings.
Jenkins is currently in the studio working on the followup to his acclaimed Blue Bandana. The new album will feature The Flag as the title track.
Known as the “Red Dirt Legend” by his fans and the Red Dirt / Texas Music community, Jenkins is known for his unique songwriting style and musicianship. Throughout his 20 + year music career he has been a mainstay on festival and listening rooms stages throughout the US and Europe, had multiple hits on the influential Texas Music Radio Charts and written hits for others.
Beginning his career as a fresh-faced kid in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1994 to being the bearded, tattooed man currently residing Austin, Texas, Jenkins has never strayed from writing and singing songs filled with honesty, soul, emotion, and never shied away from facing his own demons when composing songs for himself and others. Penning Red Dirt classics like the hard edged “Finger On The Trigger” to one of the most played and requested love songs “My Feet Don’t Touch The Ground” are testimonies to his diverse songwriting capabilities and recorded performances.