"Bringin' Country Back" is more than a catchphrase for Zane Williams. It is a rallying cry for a return to authenticity and substance in mainstream country music, and a fitting title for his sixth studio album. "I think of country music as poetry for the common man," he says reflectively. "The stories that draw you in, the simple truth stated in a way you wish you could've said...there's an honesty to country music that totally grabbed me the first time I heard it."
Born and raised in East Texas, Wade Skinner learned to play guitar and sing at an early age, and has an eclectic background. "The best songs," according to Wade," are first poetry. They are written specific enough to show the concrete reality of the gritty details of life but broad enough to appeal to the human experience of all kinds of people. They simultaneously uncover the nature of reality in a broken world and expose possible answers to the question: 'how should a life be lived under the sun?'" This is why he calls his approach to country music "country music for the soul."