When Sundy Best (Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley) sing on “I Wanna Go Home“, you immediately know this is one from the heart. Written by the Kentucky natives, who met in elementary school, the song takes the listener back to their hometown, where people knew their names. No matter where you’re from, you’ll be reminiscing after hearing this tune.
Following “Until I Met You“, the single is the second from their sophomore album, Bring Up The Sun (which debuted earlier this year at #11 on Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart). The song is in the rotation on SiriusXM The Highway.
Ironically the duo has been away from home much of the last year, performing at more than 200 shows (six times at the Grand Ole Opry). After their original version of Home found, well, a home in CMT’s rotation, they went from independent artists to a multi-album deal with Entertainment One. Nick and Kris re-recorded the song, renamed it, and put it on their newest album.
Nick plays the acoustic guitar and Kris the cajón (a portable drum). Their sound blends country, Appalachian folk, bluegrass, rock, soul, and R&B. They’ve been compared to The Eagles, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger, classic rock of the ‘70s and 80s.
“I grew up there in the mountains
And I got moonshine in my veins
My grandma gave me my first guitar
My pa gave me his last name …
I can hear my mother callin’ at the fall of the night
And I can hear my daddy yellin’ cause my brothers are in a fight
Yeah, the innocence of my childhood keeps runnin’ back again … “