Gonna Love Anyway

More than 40 years after first penning the award-winning bluegrass classic,  “Steel Rails," songwriter Louisa Branscomb is releasing a new interpretation of the song. Co-produced by Branscomb and fellow Compass award-winner Missy Raines, the song will appear on Branscomb’s twelfth album, GONNA LOVE ANYWAY (set for release July 12th on Compass Records). The collection features a phenomenal group of singers and instrumentalists all performing their versions of Branscomb’s songs, including Tina AdairDale Ann BradleyAlison Brown, Becky BullerStuart DuncanJenni Lyn GardnerSteve GulleySierra HullKimber LudikerBryan McDowell, Missy Raines, Molly TuttleJeanette Williams, and Celia Woodsmith, as well as Branscomb herself.  Co-producer Missy Raines explains, “We took a designer approach to thinking of who we felt best matched each song.” Thus listeners find singer Dave Peterson powering out a Monroe-style bluegrass traditional (“Blue Moon Blues”), veteran Claire Lynch on the plaintive, elegant "Freight Train for a Song," and new sensation Molly Tuttle on the poignant gem of the album, "Gonna Love Anyway.”

With the new recording of “Steel Rails” being released just ahead of the 30th anniversary of Alison Krauss’s chart-topping version, Branscomb brings it all home again with this contemporary version of the timeless hit that has inspired many of the singers and players that are making a name for themselves today. One such artist, bluegrass trailblazer Molly Tuttle, says, “I heard Steel Rails for the first time when I was a child. It is such a lovely song that always resonated with me. I was so honored to join this amazing cast of musicians to pay tribute to Louisa's masterful songwriting craft.” 

Gonna Love Anyway

Louisa Branscomb

Track Listing

Gone Buy
Gonna Love Anyway Buy
Barefoot Girl Buy
Steel Rails Buy
Ain't No Good Goodbye Buy
Blue Moon Blues Buy
Freight Train for a Song Buy
There's No Marker on Our Grave Buy
Riding Double on My Old John Deere Buy
Blackbird in the Rain Buy
End of the Line Buy