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Illustration for article titled Cory Branan breaks out the heartstrings on “Missing You Fierce”

Rootsy singer-songwriter Cory Branan’s upcoming album, The No-Hit Wonder, features a huge roster of guest musicians including Jason Isbell, Caitlin Rose, Austin Lucas, Tim Easton, and Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady. But on one of the album’s best tracks, “Missing You Fierce”—being debuted here—Branan’s voice alone is driving the song. Which is as it should be; as its title more than implies, the track is a lonesome paean to whiskey-fueled yearning and long-distance heartache.


The No-Hit Wonder will be released August 19 via Bloodshot Records.


Cory Branan tour 2014
August 19—Grimey’s—Nashville, Tennessee
August 23—High Watt—Nashville, Tennessee
September 4—Whitewater Tavern—Little Rock, Arkansas
September 5—Lola’s—Fort Worth, Texas
September 6—Mohawk—Austin, Texas
September 9—Cactus Music—Houston, Texas
September 9—Rudyard’s—Houston, Texas
September 10—Chelsea’s Café—Baton Rouge, Louisiana
September 11—Beatnik—New Orleans, Louisiana
September 12—The Lyric—Oxford, Mississippi
September 24—The Bottletree—Birmingham, Alabama
September 25—Caledonia—Athens, Georgia
September 26—The Milestone—Charlotte, North Carolina
September 27—The Camel—Richmond, Virginia
October 1—Mercury Lounge—New York, New York
October 2—Atwood’s Tarvern—Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 10—Schubas—Chicago, Illinois
October 14—Uptown Theater—Kansas City, Missouri
October 15—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 16—Aragon Ballroom—Chicago, Illinois
October 17—Stage AE—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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