Dallas Moore spent most of last year on the road, playing 337 shows. With a wife and two-year-old daughter at home, Moore struggles with being away on the reflective tune “Everything But You,” which Billboard premieres exclusively today (Aug. 29).
On the track, Moore laments of his dreams that keep him away from the ones he loves. Alongside soaring pedal steel and string features and Moore’s gruff vocals, the emotion is felt on “Everything But You.” The video was filmed in Nashville and stars Moore, alongside his wife, Jenna Danielle Moore, and their daughter, Victory Lee Moore.
“I was so excited to have Jenna and Victory featured in the video,” Moore tells Billboard. “It was both of their first time to do anything like this and my first time to shoot a music video on this level. They made us all feel so comfortable and at ease during filming. It’s like they captured a little four-minute glimpse into what our life is really like. I’m out on the road so much and it’s both extremely rewarding but also very hard being away from my family.”
“Everything But You” was the last song Moore wrote for his upcoming album, Tryin’ To Be a Blessing, out Oct. 4 via Sol Records. It was produced by Dean Miller and Moore says it’s his most autobiographical record to date.
“I played a grueling 337 shows last year and was constantly criss-crossing the USA making all the gigs then hauling ass back to my girls who were home at our TEXAHIO Ranch in southern Ohio,” he adds. “Everything was really taking off with the Mr Honky Tonk album that we were touring in support of at the time and I felt like I had everything I’ve ever wanted and worked so hard for. Everything but my wife and daughter that is. I was sorely missing my girls when I wrote the song on one of our tour runs back down in Texas. The lyrics are very autobiographical and honest in nature.”
Watch the video for “Everything But You” below.