Mark Wills Releases New Song, "Looking For America"
Looking for America, written by Music Row veterans Bernie Nelson and Philip Douglas and rising star newcomer Jeremy Bussey, was a musical force of nature looking for the right home – which it soon found in Wills’ power house vocals.
The song takes an honest look at where we are as a nation and what we (as US citizens – not the politicians) need do to get the country back on track. By the time Mitzi Matlock, Nelson’s publisher, got the demo of Looking for America to Mark Wills, the song had already tested most favorably with different demographic groups all around the nation. Matlock says, “I was knocked out by the power of the song’s sincerity…I’d never heard these simple, honest sentiments expressed like this before. I didn’t have a choice – I had to find the right artist for this song and get it out to the public’.
Eventually Matlock decided her company, Mitzi Matlock Music/MM Publishing, would release the song - she then went straight to master producer Phil O’Donnell to produce the track. O’Donnell called his good buddy Dan Frizell at Legends Studio, to put together a band that included some of Nashville’s top session players.