‘Behind This Guitar’ is the long awaited debut album from critically acclaimed country star Mo Pitney. The album features 10 of 12 tracks penned by the songsmith himself along with a who’s who of top Nashville songwriters. Mo Pitney has already been hailed as one of country music’s most named artists to watch by the likes of Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post and Billboard who proclaimed Mo as “one of the strongest male vocalists to come along in some time.”
The album features the debut single, “Country”,” Boy And A Girl Thing”, which prompted Bobby Bones of iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show to include Pitney in his “Who Will Blow Up in 2016” list, “Clean Up On Aisle Five”, which earned a standing ovation as his first song performed on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and the single, “Everywhere”.
And although he has eclectic musical tastes, from James Taylor to Randy Newman, Pitney admits his approach to country music has earned high praise from fans of traditional country.“I tend to attract the purists,” the singer told Rolling Stone Country.
“They want to immediately link arms and say, ‘Let’s fight this other monster.’ And I say, ‘It’s not a monster. They’re artists and they’re doing what they do.’ There are more tweets on my Twitter that say #saviorofcountrymusic. I’m like, ‘Don’t put that on me!’ I just want to make music. I’m honored that people see me as that but I’m not doing this as a way to be different.”