On Friday (24/3), acclaimed country singer/songwriter and radio host, Rissi Palmer, released her new single “Still Here”, featuring CMT Next Women of Country artist, Miko Marks. Co-penned by Palmer, Marks, Deanna Walker and producers, Steve Wyreman and Justin Phipps, the empowering song is available worldwide on all digital streaming platforms now. “Still Here” is the first from Palmer’s upcoming new album, set for release later this year.
The tune’s powerful lyrics serve as inspiration to women struggling to hold their own in today’s society, with Palmer and Marks singing on the chorus: I’m still here / Made it through the mud and tears / Here / Tried to make me disappear / Counted me out for all these years / Whom shall I fear? / I’m still here / Rooted in the truth I speak / Here / Like the spirits that carry me / Birthed by the struggle, sharp as a spear / So whom shall I fear? / I’m still here!
“One day I was cooking and just thinking about how hard this [music] business is and how so many people I started out with are no longer doing it,” Palmer notes. “I laughed to myself because I’m either stubborn or crazy to still want to be here. The opening line came to me in that moment, adds Palmer. “This is a song for everyone who has endured the rain long enough to enjoy and appreciate the rainbow on the other side. You’ve earned it!”
In addition to the release of her new single, Palmer’s new documentary featured during the second season of the documentary short series American Masters: In the Making on Friday. The series focuses on nine artists across a variety of disciplines, whose work explores and influences American culture today.