The latest offering from The Cumberland River Project, “A Simple Man,” is a foot-tapping, feel-good anthem that brings the heartland of America to life. This roots country track, richly infused with bluegrass elements, embodies the spirit of the simple, hardworking people who form the backbone of the nation. Frank Renfordt, the mastermind behind the song, takes a lighthearted approach, playfully highlighting the cultural differences between the down-to-earth southerners and their city-dwelling northern counterparts. With a twinkle in his eye, Renfordt advises that when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s best not to try and change your partner – a message delivered with a dose of good-natured humor.
Produced by Dave Demay in Nashville’s esteemed Song City Studio, “A Simple Man” boasts exceptional talent, with Ron Wallace taking the lead on vocals and a cadre of accomplished session musicians contributing to the vibrant sound. The result is a song that not only pays homage to the simplicity and authenticity of heartland living but also serves as a reminder to cherish the unvarnished beauty of true love.
From its infectious melody to its witty lyrics, “A Simple Man” is a musical journey that leaves a smile on your face and a rhythm in your step. The song invites you to revel in the joy of uncomplicated living and to celebrate the unique qualities that make each of us who we are. With The Cumberland River Project, Frank Renfordt has crafted a delightful composition that captures the essence of heartland living and reminds us all to embrace the simplicity that makes life beautiful.