This Album Changed My Life: Restless Road

1 December 2022 | 1:07 pm | Mallory Arbour

To learn more about Restless Road, we asked the trio about an album that changed their lives.

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Made up of three different but complementary voices, Restless Road started out when Zach Beeken and Colton Pack joined forces after meeting on a singing competition. When Garrett Nichols came onboard in 2015, they knew they had something special.

With their powerhouse harmonies and soul-baring lyrics, the trio has successfully racked up millions of streams with their 2020 self-titled debut EP, fan favourites like Bar Friends, Hometown Tonight, Headlights, Growing Old With You, Take Me Home (with Kane Brown) as well as latest single Sundown Somewhere. The latter, whose music video was filmed up near the Central Coast/Newcastle following Restless Road's appearance at CMC Rocks QLD 2022 as well as opening for Brown during his recent Australian tour.

To learn more about Restless Road, we asked about an album that changed their lives.


Zach on Haywire by Josh Turner:

"The first album I fell in love with was Haywire by Josh Turner. At age 15, I had just began singing and discovered this album and it opened the country music floodgates in my life. I was very drawn to Josh Turner's rich and deep voice, and it was something I began to emulate after I heard this album. Every song I would learn top to bottom and sing at the top of my lungs in the car, the shower, and my mom's karaoke microphone in our living room.

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Moving forward, writing songs in my own music career I have always drawn from Josh Turner and asked myself, “how would Josh sing this?” Every time I replay the album, it takes me straight back to the moment in my life when I fell in love with country music!"

Colton on Me And My Gang by Rascal Flatts:

"The Me And My Gang album from Rascal Flatts is one that had a major influence on me. I had always grown up listening to country music, but that’s the album that really made me want to try to become a country artist.

There are a lot of different sounds on the album and the songwriting is incredible. It also has probably one of my all-time favourite songs, Ellsworth. I just remember loving every single song and having that album on repeat."

Garrett on Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line:

"A country album that changed my life definitely has to be Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line. I first discovered the album when I was in my sophomore year of high school. I remember riding around with my buddies on the way home from school and listening to it from top to bottom.

I enjoyed it so much because it has fun upbeat songs like the title track Anything Goes all the way to sentimental/deep songs like Dirt. Anytime I hear this album it takes me right back to the front seat of my friend's truck!"


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