Stephen James Country releases new single ‘No Gas Needed’

The songwriter and producer of rock and country music known as Stephen James Country has released his latest official single, “No Gas Needed.” The AC/DC-inspired single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Classic, yet futuristic, and absolutely 100% charged, “No Gas Needed” showcases Stephen James Country as one of the most intriguing rock and country music artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Stephen James Country cites as main artistic influences Boston, Journey, Foreigner, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, and of course, AC/DC. Stephen James Country’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds contemporary Nashville octane for a result which is both danceable and driveable. With an emphasis on gnarled vocals, blues-rock riffs and modern country-music power, “No Gas Needed” by Stephen James Country has a little something for every fan of rock, country, or even just Tesla engineering.

Speaking of the overall meaning of “No Gas Needed,” Stephen James Country writes, “The song was inspired after my fiancé and I both purchased Tesla Model-S vehicles. The enjoyment from driving the Model S has been unparalleled from past driving experiences. The acceleration and quick response times of the Tesla are like a carnival ride of fun. If you are a Tesla owner or are going to be, you need to listen to this song.”

As might be gleaned from his stage name, Stephen James Country only infrequently records rock music like “No Gas Needed.” Sussing out the source of his desire to make a rock homage isn’t all that hard, though.

My Tesla inspired me to write ‘No Gas Needed’ in a rock style,” says Country. “The band AC/DC not only fit the look and feeling one gets from driving a Tesla, but it’s also apropos for the charging and discharging of the Tesla’s power transfer systems.”

Also notable is Country’s goals for the track. He aims high, but at the top of the corporate ladder rather than at the top of the chart.

My hopes for this song is that it will be heard and embraced by Elon Musk himself, so I can thank him personally for the sacrifice and endurance he exhibited to get this type of vehicle into the hands of the public. Thank you, Elon, for inspiring the whole world to dream big and use renewable energy. Tweet me anytime @CountryStephen. Cheers.”

Stephen Easterly (AKA Stephen James Country) has been playing and writing music since 1983. His most recent country album, “Inspired,” was released in 2018. Stephen prefers to stay at home rather than tour and writes music at his home in the Bay Area of California. He records in Nashville, TN while visiting his sons, Chad and Chase Easterly, who live nearby.

No Gas Needed” by Stephen James Country is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rock and country music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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