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Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution: Ellis Bullard Strikes the Right Notes in New Single

by Jonathan Currinn
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The music scene has got a new addiction as Austin, Texas’ own Ellis Bullard impresses with his latest single, “Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution”. The release is already making waves in the country music scene, marking a thrilling precursor to Bullard’s upcoming album set to debut on February 9, 2024. This song acts as the follow-up to his feature on Conner Stephens & Country Worms single, titled “Broken Cigarettes” with Nether Hour.

Bullard has captivated audiences with his unique sound and unwavering dedication to the craft for some time. He and his talented ensemble have shared stages with the likes of Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, and Cody Johnson, earning acclaim and recognition for their electrifying performances.

The birth of “Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution” unfolds as a captivating chapter in Bullard’s musical narrative. This compelling composition took shape during a wintry sojourn to Steamboat, Colorado, in 2019. Against the backdrop of Vallecito’s tranquil landscapes, Bullard chanced upon a sign inscribed with the words, “Lake Vallecito, Not a place, but a state of mind”. This serendipitous moment, coupled with a dash of inspiration and introspection, became the catalyst for the inception of this remarkable song.

The title, “Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution” was a revelation inspired by the iconic AC/DC track, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”. Bullard’s clever adaptation infuses humor and deep conviction, functioning as a powerful declaration that captures the heart and soul of Honky Tonk music.

Merging country and rock, Bullard showcases the depth of his inspiration with this new single. Vocals full of deep country with a twang that hits different, which is bolstered by a full backing band with guitar and drums making themselves known throughout.

This song is AC/DC if they did country music. Impressive from start to finish, Bullard and his ensemble prove that Honky Tonk music is here to stay and are leading the pack with their awesome sound.

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The tapestry of Bullard’s musical odyssey is woven not just with his individual talent but also with the threads of a storied family legacy in the realm of music. His mother, a prominent performer in the legendary Muscle Shoals studios during the 1960s and 1970s, etched her name in the annals of musical history. Meanwhile, the legacy extends further with his great-grandfather’s renowned association with Chet Atkins as a guitarist, adding an extra layer to Bullard’s rich musical heritage. His triumphs are a collaborative achievement, shaped by the synergy of a gifted ensemble of musicians who contribute to the distinctive sounds defining his musical identity.

Bullard’s unwavering commitment to authenticity and humility shines through as he and his band continue to energise stages both locally in Austin and across the US. Taking centre stage with “Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution”, Bullard showcases his undeniable talent and his ability to release introspective country tracks.

“Honky Tonk Ain’t Noise Pollution”, by Ellis Bullard, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via Feels So Good Records.

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