Feel the love as The Secret Sisters honor Father’s Day with tribute video of their track, Carry Me

The Secret Sisters have released a very beautiful Father’s Day Tribute video for their track, Carry Me which is off their highly praised album, You Don’t Know Me Anymore. The video was produced by Mark Slagle and serves as a tribute to Laura and Lydia Rogers’ father Ricky Rogers (of the progressive bluegrass band Iron Horse). It features home video of the sisters with their father as well as clips of some of their friends’ families, which includes John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) and his children, combined with studio footage of album co-producers Brandi Carlile and Tim and Phil Hanseroth.

Of the song and video, The Secret Sisters offered to Paste,

“It’s easy, as a woman, to write a song about the men who’ve broken your spirit. It’s a different task entirely, to sit down and write a song about the first man to hold you, the first man to proclaim that you are beautiful, the first man to express his lifelong love for you, the first man you learn to love in return. But that kind of man holds such value in this world, even more value than the ones who don’t handle us with care. ‘Carry Me’ is about the love of a good father, and the patient, tender, forgiving nature of that bond. Such a love should be celebrated, on this national holiday and on every regular day. Thank you, to every good man who has made the choice to be a present and purposeful father. Your worth is immeasurable and you make this cruel world better by the way you love those who look up to you. We see you.”

Watch the video here:

About The Secret Sisters and their new album, You Don’t Know Me Anymore which was recently released,

An open audition in Nashville in 2009 lead The Secret Sisters to a major label deal and a critically acclaimed debut album produced by T Bone Burnett and Dave Cobb. Followed by a tour with Levon Helm and Ray LaMontagne, the sisters found themselves sharing stages with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Paul Simon, appearing on numerous late night television shows, issuing a single produced by Jack White and released by his Third Man Records, as well as releasing a second album with Burnett at the helm. But the tides turned quickly and after the release of their sophomore effort Put Your Needle Down in 2014, the girls were dropped from their label and found themselves with barely enough money to stay on the road and keep making music. They retreated to their homes in Northern Alabama where they started embracing what could be a future without music. “It was a nightmare that every day seemed to worsen,” says Laura. “We went through things we literally never thought we would come out of.” Adds Lydia, “it had just gotten so bad, the only option was to file bankruptcy.” To make ends meet, Laura took a job cleaning houses and the girls performed the occasional concert when they could. It was then that Brandi Carlile – someone whom The Secret Sisters have admired for years – offered to produce their next record. Soon after, a PledgeMusic campaign was launched which raised 50% of their goal in just 48 hours (and exceeded it in just over a month) with nearly 1,500 fans coming forward to personally help them rebuild.


Even once Carlile gave The Secret Sisters some renewed hope, things weren’t instantly easy: what they went through left wounds that needed to heal before they could pour themselves into songwriting. But when they did, Laura and Lydia found themselves in a more creative and honest space than ever, with their experiences flowing and morphing into collective tales of triumph, rage and the indefatigable human spirit. The resulting songs of You Don’t Own Me Anymore are about life when everything you think defines you is stripped away. These are journeys as poetic as they are confessional, always anchored by the timeless, crystalline ring of Laura and Lydia’s voices in sweet unison. “Brandi, Phil, and Tim had never produced a record for anybody but themselves,” says Laura about their experience in the studio. “We are all artists, and we could include our opinions. I felt like everyone was an equal force in the room. It is often lost on producers that you actually have to go perform your song on a stage – it’s easy to get so caught up on the production that you don’t discuss how this all will translate – but Brandi innately understood that.”


The end product finds the sisters taking their music to new places, with soulful, gospel grooves and stirring vocal performances that never seek perfection over power. It’s a document of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief. And it’s a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation. “The only way we could have completely healed was to have written an entire record,” says Laura. “I think we were just in the wrong parts of the machine,” says her sister. “We feel like we have learned where not to be, and where to go.”

You Don’t Own Me Anymore Track Listing:

  1. Tennessee River Runs Low
  2. Mississippi
  3. Carry Me
  4. King Cotton
  5. Kathy’s Song
  6. He’s Fine
  7. To All the Girls Who Cry
  8. Little Again
  9. You Don’t Own Me Anymore
  10. The Damage
  11. ‘Til It’s Over
  12. Flee as a Bird

You can catch The Secret Sisters out on tour, dates listed below:

June 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
June 23 – Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room
June 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
June 25 – Evanston, IL @ S.P.A.C.E.
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Live @ The Back Room @ Collectivo
June 29 – Madison, WI @ Kiki’s House of Righteous Music
June 30 – Bayfield, WI @ Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
July 1 – Fish Creek, WI @ Door Community Auditorium
August 4 – Grass Valley, CA @ Center for the Arts
August 23 – Old Saybrook, CT @ The Kate / The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center
August 24 – Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
August 25 – Rockland, ME @ The Strand Theatre
August 26 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall Loft
August 27 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
September 7 – Houston, TX @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
September 8 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
September 9 – Austin, TX @ 3Ten @ Austin City Limits Live
September 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fort Worth Live
September 17 – Memphis, TN @ Buckman Performing Arts Center
September 20 – Fort Smith, AR @ AAC Live
September 21 – Little Rock, AR @ South On Main
September 27 – Louisville, KY @ WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays
September 28 – Asheville, NC @ The Altamont Theatre
September 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
September 30 – Raleigh, NC @ Stag’s Head Music Hall
October 1 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
October 3 – Richmond, VA @ Tin Pan


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