TC Cassidy released the album Travelling Heart last year after a long absence from country music (and we talked prior to its release). It was nominated for a Golden Guitar for Traditional Country Album of the Year, which was quite the comeback. And the theme of a comeback is also present in TC’s latest single, ‘Alive Again’.

Once again Cassidy recorded with Angus Gill, who produced Travelling Heart. ‘We were talking about what to record next when Angus mentioned this song that he wrote with Alan Mackey, Tim James and Rivers Rutherford,’ says Cassidy.

The song was born in 1976 when Mackey was working with TV show Countdown. ‘Alan started writing the song, but then shared the concept with Angus (decades later), and they co-wrote it with Tim James who has written for Chris Stapleton and Rivers Rutherford who wrote ‘When I Get Where I’m Going” for Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton,’ says Cassidy.

The theme of ‘alive again’ has special resonance for Cassidy who has, as I discovered in our latest interview, overcome considerable challenges in order to be able to embrace music again. You can watch our chat on YouTube (below), or listen on the podcast. | Listen to ‘Alive Again’ on Apple Music