I wrote this song with author Alice Randall. We based it on a real life character, whose name was Nat Love. He was born a slave and became a buffalo soldier with the 10th Cavalry out of Ft Clark, TX near my home town. After the war was over, Love joined Buffalo Bill’s Western Show, along with Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull. Alice and I are both cowboy history buffs, and we wrote this from the perspective of one of his running buddies.
This was the last song we cut for the Unplugged sessions, and Brady Black from the Randy Rogers Band came in to lend his style. I thought it was the perfect way to end the album.
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