Teddy Robb released his new single, “Heaven On Dirt,” today, June 26th. Written by Brandon Ratcliff, Pete Good, A.J. Babcock and Ben Foster, the tune finds Robb missing the simple times of growing up surrounded by the great outdoors before moving on in life. In the verses, Robb sings of those young memories, including kissing his first love and running around with friends. In the chorus, he gives a name to the magical place where all those moments happened: heaven on dirt.
“It was heaven on dirt, ain’t no place on earth like that 40-acre plot where you talked to God because your cell phone didn’t work,” Robb sings in the chorus.
The nostalgic lyrics about looking back on simpler times are accompanied by acoustic instrumentation in the verses, before building in the chorus. While he didn’t have a hand in writing the song, Robb says the tune hit home for him and reflected the way he grew up in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
“The first time I heard ‘Heaven on Dirt,’ it immediately took me back to where I grew up,” he says. “I felt so many emotions in those 3 minutes. I knew if the song did that for me, it would do that for others and that’s when I knew it had to be my next single.”
Also out today is an accompanying video that features tranquil scenes of nature interspersed with photos of Robb in his real “heaven on dirt” throughout his life. The photos include snaps of Robb fishing, playing guitar, sitting at the wheel of a four-wheeler, playing football and more. The new single follows his self-titled EP released in April, which features five tracks, including his debut single, “Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You.” Previous releases of Robb’s include “Lead Me On,” “Tell Me How,” and “Me On You.”