Updated: Sep 4
Nashville singer songwriter Chad Wilson is a 2 x NIMA Award winner, Alabama Music Awards winner, and is currently nominated for 4 JMA (Josie Music Awards) for single and video of the year (LIE like You Love Me), Country Male Vocalist of the Year, and ARTIST of the Year. Chad also host a podcast called "The Deconstructed Sessions", tours the country with his brand of music, and had recently became an actor in his first film.
Chad has been working on an album due out the beginning of 2023 with the second track off the project releasing August 22 titled "The Devil" and with that a powerful video that will be releasing next week on September 5th to begin "Suicide Prevention Week." However, Rt66 was given the exclusive honor of premiering that video for ours and Chads fans and followers today, here only for 24 hours. But wait! If you haven’t listened to the song yet, I highly recommend you do that first, then watch the video as it makes an impactful difference.
To listen to "The Devil" click HERE - then watch the video below.
The video is no longer available for viewing, but will be released on Monday, September 5, 2022 on Chad Wilson's YouTube so be sure to stay tuned for that!
I was fortunate to be able to speak with Chad about “The Devil” and just how special this song has become to him. He explains to us how this song developed into something more than just a song he had written.
“I was going through a hard time in my life. And I also saw Isaac Moore have to deal with a friend of his that committed suicide. It was a dark time for several of us. Suicide was NOT the focus when we wrote it, but yet, once I started recording it recently, more and more people involved with the song kept saying how suicide had affected them and how this song could be used for good. So I joined the FASP and began to look at this in detail. Kyle Smithson, who directed and produced the video, was the one who wrote the story and brought it all together. Then it became our mission to get this out into the world.”
The hook in the song is, “Don’t come around here no more, devil.”
“If we can save just one life with this song, it’s worth it. This song, this project, has real substance. It's not about me, it’s about helping people on an ongoing basis. This song has a message that needs to be heard by people who deal with mental health issues because they understand how dark of a place it could be” states Wilson.
Be sure to let Chad and I both know in the comments at the bottom of this page what you think of the video. We both hope you love it and got the powerful message intended.
Writers: Chad Wilson, Isaac Moore, and Kyle Wilson
Producer: Eric Torres
Recorded at: FAME studios, Couch Studios, and The Parlor Production Studios
Special Guest: Gabe Baker on Cello, the greater Nashville Inspirational choir, Kaitlyn Croker and Ruth Ann Conley