The follow up to indie artist James Robert Webb’s highest charting single to date, Okfuskee Whiskey (Music Row #14, Billboard #34, TRRR #24), Stealing Home keeps the traditional country story song going in a nostalgic turn.
The lyrics to Stealing Home blend plain-spoken conversation with universally relatable experiences to create a yet fresh approach to nostalgia songs that recalls classics such as Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” and Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me.”
Another timely release from an album that has already yielded 5 consecutive top 25 singles on Music Row and 3 consecutive top 40 hits on Billboard, Stealing Home is the perfect song for listeners impacted by the pandemic, isolation, lost friends and loved ones. The record finds the singer facing life changes as he returns to help his aging parents move from his childhood home.
Penned by hit writers Marla Cannon-Goodman, Casey Beathard and Don Sampson, Stealing Home was originally released on James Robert Webb’s eponymous 2020 album. The song has since been recorded by American icon, Willie Nelson, on his First Rose of Spring album.
Webb says “Stealing Home is one of those heartbreakingly beautiful songs about family, life and memories–and how time eventually takes all of those things away from us. I really related to the character when we recorded it, but with the loss of my mother this summer, it hits even closer to home.”
Early Praise for Stealing Home
“The perfect song to come at a time when many of us feel as though an entire year or more has been taken from us. James continues to showcase his talents by delivering a sentimental but not sappy tune, evoking fond memories of the past and making us long for a simpler time.”
Mike Thomas, PD
KFAV, Warrenton, MO
“If ever there was a guy who could paint a picture in a song, it’s James Robert Webb. Stealing Home is one of those songs that everyone can relate to. It’s just real, raw country music, as it’s meant to be.”
Bryce Burtner, PD/MD
KRWQ, Medford, OR
Critical acclaim for the album, James Robert Webb
“rugged approach that soars with an anthemic quality”
- Take Effect
“I have always said, what would music be without a songwriter and James Robert Webb is top notch. He also is a fantastic singer too! “…truly a country song which included Oklahoma, Merle Haggard and Ford, way to go James Robert Webb. Another great anthem song.”
- Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
“He possesses an edgy yet still agreeable demeanor, a voice that blends authority and empathy in equal proportions.”
- Lee Zimmerman, American Songwriter
“For Webb, becoming a skilled songwriter wasn’t just a dream — as an indie artist, it was a necessity.”
-Rion Konc, The Boot
“Webb follows in the path of the storytellers before him with Okfuskee Whiskey”
- The Country Note