Flatland Cavalry's "The Provider" music video debuts today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The official music video for Flatland Cavalry’s new song, “The Provider,” is debuting today at Rolling Stone alongside an interview with lead singer Cleto Cordero. Watch/share the video, directed and edited by Adam Paul Stone, HERE.

“The Provider” is from the band’s acclaimed new album, Wandering Star, which was released last month via Interscope Records—their first release in partnership with the label (stream/purchase here). Produced by Dwight A. Baker (Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green), Wandering Star is a collection of country anthems and thoughtful ballads that further elevate the band’s signature musicianship and vivid storytelling.

In celebration of the release, the band’s OurVinyl Session recently debuted, which features stripped down performances of four songs: “Spinnin’,” “Don’t Have to Do This Like That,” “Humble Folks” and “Only Thing At All.”

Critical acclaim for Wandering Star:
“a growing catalog of heartstring-tuggers and boot-tappers…on the brink of a mainstream country breakthrough”—Rolling Stone
“Their harmonies purvey a particularly conversational appeal”—Billboard
 “They just don’t make them like Flatland Cavalry anymore…a collection of songs that feel timeless right out of the gate, warm and twangy with full-bodied arrangements”—No Depression
“groovy country-rock instrumentation”—American Songwriter
“One of the best bands in the business…a sound that is indisputably unique and distinctly their own”—Whiskey Riff
“a great album that shows off their incredible musical talent, with songs that feel like they’re going to sound brilliantly live and have a lovely timeless quality whilst featuring nods to modernity”—Entertainment Focus
“one of the brightest Texas country-folk bands…they worked their usual musical magic”
“The Texas juggernauts once again showcase their tapestry of talent in their latest offering…powerful lyricism and brilliant melodies”—All Country News
“a band that’s found their niche and needs only do what they’re best at to prove their worth”
—Americana Highways
“The band creates infectious hooks”—Country Standard Time
“They’ve also got a killer lyric to work with. Like, Isbell-level killer”—Country Universe
“another extremely successful outing…They continue to prove they can make extremely timeless music”—Country Chord

Known for their electric live shows, Flatland Cavalry will continue to tour through next year including upcoming headline shows at Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s (two nights), Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, New York’s Irving Plaza, Boston’s House of Blues, Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, Athens’ Georgia Theatre (two nights), Minneapolis’ The Fillmore, Milwaukee’s The Rave and Charlotte’s Coyote Joe’s among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Reflecting on the new album, Cordero shares, “Historically, all our albums have been named after a lyric that seems to most encapsulate the spirit and ethos of the project. Late one evening from my office in Nashville came the inspiration to name this record. My wife, who is from Oklahoma, acquired a piece of embroidered folk art which hangs on the wall of my office of a native man posed with Eagle wings. The art piece is untitled, but I imagined the subject being named ‘Dancing Eagle.’ Then I imagined ‘what would be my name if it were given to me in the same spirit?’… and the two words ‘Wandering Star’ floated to the surface; which happens to be a lyric in ‘Spinnin’.’ Naming our fourth LP Wandering Star felt right as we have been wandering around all of creation the last ten years, truth-seeking and dream-chasing; aiming for the moon and at last it seems we’ve found ourselves finally floating amongst the stars.”

Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums, percussion), Jonathan Saenz (bass, background vocals), Reid Dillon (electric guitar), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, organ, keys, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, Mellotron).

Since their 2015 debut, Flatland Cavalry has released two EPs and three full-length studio albums, including 2021’s Welcome to Countryland. Of the record, The Wall Street Journal praised, “a clear musical point of view, original melodies, mature confidence in portraying romantic matters, and increasingly fresh, distinctive lyrics…a straightforward, upbeat electrified country-rock band,” while Rolling Stone declared, “Flatland Cavalry are promising to make days a little brighter wherever they go.” With the release, the band earned two #1 singles at Texas Country Radio (“Gettin’ By” and “A Cowboy Knows How”) and garnered over 290 million streams to date across platforms. Additionally, their track, “Mountain Song,” was also recently featured in the hit television series, “Yellowstone.” Known for their electric live performances, the band has toured relentlessly these past several years including numerous sold-out headline dates as well as shows with Willie Nelson, Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis, Midland and more.

1. The Provider
2. The Best Days
3. Only Thing At All
4. Last American Summer
5. Mornings With You (feat. Kaitlin Butts)
6. Let It Roll
7. Spinnin’
8. Don’t Have To Do This Like That
9. New American Dream
10. Oughta See You (The Way I Do)
11. A Thousand Miles An Hour
12. Burned Out Flame
13. Forgotten

December 15—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s
December 16—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s
January 25, 2024—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 26, 2024—Cleveland, OH—Agora Theater
January 27, 2024—Rosemont, IL—Joe’s Live
February 1, 2024—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave
February 2, 2024—Minneapolis, MN—The Fillmore
February 3, 2024—Waukee, IA—Vibrant Music Hall
February 7, 2024—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
February 8, 2024—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
February 10, 2024—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
February 15, 2024—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
February 16, 2024—Boston, MA—House of Blues
February 17, 2024—Silver Spring, MD—The Filmore Silver Spring
February 22, 2024—Baton Rouge, LA—Texas Club
February 23, 2024—Birmingham, AL—Iron City
February 24, 2024—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
March 7, 2024—Madison, WI—The Sylvee
March 8, 2024—St. Louis, MO—The Hawthorn
March 14, 2024—Winston Salem, NC—The Ramkat
March 15, 2024—Charlotte, NC—Coyote Joe’s
March 16, 2024—Greenville, SC—The Blind Horse Saloon
March 23, 2024—Midland, TX—Wagner Noel PAC
April 1-5, 2024—Miami, FL—The Last Resort Cruise
April 5, 2024—Miami, FL—Vivo! Plaza
April 6, 2024—Fort Myers, FL—The Ranch Concert Hall
April 7, 2024—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live
April 18, 2024—Columbia, SC—The Senate
April 19, 2024—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz
April 27, 2024—Fayetteville, AR—JJ’s Live
May 4, 2024—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall
May 30, 2024—Panama City Beach, FL—Gulf Coast Jam Festival
June 20, 2024—Mack, CO—Country Jam
July 20, 2024—Cullman, AL—Rock the South