Nashville Singer, Songwriter & Producer Phillip LaRue Releases Emotional New Single “Amen”

April 14, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Raw emotion surges through Nashville based singer, songwriter and producer Phillip LaRue’s latest single “Amen,” released today with Nettwerk. Listen to the moving new song featuring sparse pianos and trembling vocals HERE.

“Amen” was written about LaRue’s grandmother who suffers from dementia and examines the feeling of losing someone who is still amongst us. “It’s a strange disease, because it feels like a long slow goodbye.  She’s still with us, but it doesn’t feel like it. Even though she doesn’t remember me anymore, she still has a childlike joy. She was an anchor for me growing up as my second mom in many ways. It was surreal when things started falling apart for her mentally. ‘Amen’ is a reflection of the impact she’s had on me and the surrender of letting go of what you can’t control, so you have faith a bigger picture is being painted,” reveals LaRue. 

About Phillip LaRue

Phillip LaRue has captivated fans with his nuanced perspective as an artist and a songwriter. He has cultivated a catalog highlighted by co-writing the platinum #1 country hit “Whiskey in My Water” for Tyler Farr, the platinum track “Night Shift” for Jon Pardi and Tenth Avenue North’s “By Your Side,” which won a Dove Award for “Song of the Year. He also co-wrote and sang on Ocula’s “Green Willow.” His music has been featured in Virgin RiverGrey’s AnatomyVampire DiariesNashville, etc., and in campaigns for Apple, Volkswagen, McDonald’s and Dignity Health. He has also released the indie solo albums Let The Road Pave Itself [2009], You [2015], The Meaning [2018] and An Analog Digital Heart [2019]. Now, he sets the stage for his forthcoming album with a pair of EPs: September 2022’s It All and its sister EP, Thank You June, out now.