“What Would You Say”
Show Dog Nashville
Trailer Choir’s second single “What Would You Say,” co-written by the group’s Butter and Big Vinny with David Fortney, was inspired by the Jan. 2006 Sago, West Virginia mining tragedy. Thirteen men were trapped after the accident and, as the nation watched the drama unfold, all but one of the men perished. In the days following, it was revealed that some of the men had been able to write and leave short notes for their loved ones.
“My father and I talked about the mining accident and both of us were taken aback by the loss and devastation it must have had on the families and friends of the miners and the Sago community,” says Butter. “He asked me what would I say if I were in that situation and I knew my chances of making it out alive were fading? What would I write on that note at that moment in time? He said, ‘I think that would be a question to ask in a song. What would you say?’
“I was inspired to try and write a song that showed how these hard working men who were just trying to support their families died with a heroic impact,” he continues. “They are examples of how we all should live our lives—to have the courage and love to write a note on a piece of paper in such a desperate moment.”
The trio of Butter, Big Vinny and Crystal signed to Show Dog in 2007 and joined Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy tour. Their debut single “Off The Hillbilly Hook” was used in Toby’s feature film Beer For My Horses and their self-titled EP is available in all digital outlets.