The Davisson Brothers capture home in the melodies of their latest album.
The Davisson Brothers Band’s new album, Home Is Where The Heart Is, is a love letter to the state of West Virginia and the people who make it home. A family band, the Davisson Brothers consist of Chris Davisson on lead and slide guitar, Donnie Davisson on lead vocals, and Gerrod Bee on bass, with lifelong family friend Aaron Regester on drums. Their history in West Virginia goes way back, the Davisson family having put down roots prior to West Virginia earning its statehood. When they’re not on the road, Donnie Davisson is tending to their family farm. The other members can be found enjoying what the mountains have to offer: fishing, hiking, foraging, and more.
Since its founding in 2006, the band has recorded three albums, been celebrated as a Highway Find on Sirius XM, charted on country radio with “Foot Stompin’,” and scored a hit song in Australia with “Po’ Boyz.” The new album was produced by Brent Cobb and David Ferguson and features Tim O’Brien, Rob McCoury, Stewart Duncan, Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman, Ronnie Bowman, Kyle Tuttle, Lindsay Lou, and more.
The album’s opening song, Home, includes the lyrics “Take me home West Virginia country roads. The only place me and my brothers know, and when I die it’s where I want to go.” The lines are a powerful testament to one of the themes of the album: loving West Virginia. “West Virginia has always had our heart,” Donnie Davisson says on the band’s website. “No matter how crazy the world is, or where we travel, it’s home.”
You can listen to the Davisson Brothers Band’s new album on all streaming platforms and check out davissonbrothersband.com to learn about upcoming shows.