Stock Music track: Solomon River

An uptempo Country song about a man thinking back to simpler times when he would fish with his grandpa on the Solomon River. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 17120
Genres: Vocal Country Music -- Country & Bluegrass
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Homey / Cozy / Wholesome
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Drama / Personal stories -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Outdoorman / Fishing / Hiking
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Acoustic) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Violin / Viola / Fiddle -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: home, river, fishing, fun, fast, love, thoughtful, remembering, peace, solomon river, reminiscent, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Greg Bates
Tempo feel: Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 92
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Western Kansas
Where Grandpa lived and died
On a horse farm west of Logan
'Neith a violent changing sky
'Cross a tall grass prairie
A river cut that land
He built a home upon its banks
With his own two hands
Grandpa took me fishing
Where the yellow cottonwoods grow
Showed me how to cast my line
Where the Solomon river flows

The Solomon river
Flows through my mind
Takin’ me back
To another place and time
Where a twenty pound catfish
On a ten pound line
Was the only problem I would know
I remember that country
Where the Solomon River flows

Now I’m east of Denver
Tryin’ to build my life
Working in the city
But something just ain’t right
I can’t seem to catch my break
Haven’t caught my dream
Fishin’ in an asphalt river
Ain’t the life for me
So I’m headed out tomorrow
You know where I’ll go
Where the catfish wait to take my bait
And the Solomon river flows


The river just keeps rolling
Winding through my soul
I’ll just let it take me to
A better place I know
Where Grandpa’s house is standing
Like it did before
Lord I love that country
Where the Solomon River flows


Written by Dave Tough & Rodney Fitzhugh
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."