You may search for hidden meanings in Apple & Setser’s ‘I’ll Love Nobody But You‘, but gosh darn it all you’re going to find is sweet, sweet bluegrass and a song that says exactly what it means in an uplifting and uptempo way. We’ll get to the dark and bleak side of Americana later this week no doubt. This song, though, just pledges a love true for a lifetime.
Pam Setser, based in Mountain View, Arkansas, was nominated for Americana Artist of the Year for the 2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards. The folk/bluegrass/country singer and musician was the first part of her family’s band (The Simmons Family Band) for 16 years. Her experiences included appearing on Hee Haw and performing for Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Brad Apple played in his family band for many years and regularly performed at regional bluegrass festivals and at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. His family ran The Apple Family Bluegrass Festival from 1979 to 1984.
‘I’ll Love Nobody But You‘ is taken from the duo’s new album ‘Hand Me Down My Waking Cane‘, released on Bell Buckle Records. It was recorded as a tribute to Jim McReynolds and Jesse McReynolds who, as the duo Jim & Jesse were popular Bluegrass performers from the early 1950s and wrote and originally recorded ‘I’ll Love Nobody But You‘.