We love Brennen Leigh's take on old fashioned country here at If It's Too Loud..., and her latest is a prime example of why she's so great. First, "Running Out of Hope, Arkansas" is just a fantastic song title. Second, it's also a great song. Leigh has that kind of sound that could have been made any time in the past five or more decades, except for the modern production sound. But musically, "Running Out of Hope, Arkansas" has the maximum amount of twang a song can have without getting hokey. It's a perfect story song about desperately wanting to get out of your small down and that job you hate.
You can listen to "Running Out of Hope, Arkansas" below. Ain't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet is due out June 16 on Signature Sounds, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Brennen Leigh, check out the artist's website.