Rising country music singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh, Steve Moakler, had quite an exciting 2018 with the release of his brand-new album, Born Ready, as well as embarking on two national tours. While on tour, Moakler and his wife received some big and exciting news. They were going to be parents for the first time. This new chapter in his life inspired the track “Slow Down” off his fifth album.
In an interview with Cowboys and Indians, Moakler said: “This album was inspired by the road, not just the road that I’ve been on playing music, but the road that we’re all on, trying to close the distance between where we are and where we want to be.” The 12-track album explores a different side of Moakler and adds the perfect amount of rock ‘n’ roll to his traditional country vibe.
Moakler’s new album is full of great songs, but one of the album’s highlights is the stripped-down, guitar-driven jam “Slow Down.” A recent press release said: “The personal meaning behind the track, “Slow Down” off his full-length album, Born Ready, has come full circle — as he embarked on his two national tours, he and his wife found out shortly after they were expecting their firstborn in the middle of touring.”
Before Moakler released the official music video for the song, he released a short behind-the-scenes video where he explains the inspiration behind the song: how success and time on the road led to a loss of a sense of home till he met his wife, Gracie, and how he lives with the tension of being torn between who he loves and what he loves. We interviewed his wife Gracie as our very first Woman of the Month, read more about her here.
Moakler officially released the touching music video for “Slow Down”, that includes his wife, Gracie and their son, Jackson. The video gives a nostalgic feeling as it’s filmed in a home-video style. It shows memories of being on the road and never before seen footage of his new family.
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