Dallas Moore is paying homage to his parents and their influence in his new song, "Mama & Daddy," which debuts today exclusively with Taste of Country.

The up-tempo, exuberant track would be right at home in any barroom in the world, featuring a chugging drum track, shuffle pattern guitar rhythm tracks and punctuated by tasteful steel guitar runs. The lyrics describe the dichotomy between Moore's pious mother and his father, who was up for a good time all the time.

"Mama was a God-fearin' woman / Daddy was a hell-raisin' man / She had a Bible in the kitchen / He had a bottle in his hand / Brother, it's a fact / Opposites attract / See 'em walking hand-in-hand / Mama was a God-fearin' woman / Daddy was a hell-raisin' man," Moore sings in the chorus.

"Mama & Daddy" is the first single from Moore's upcoming album, Tryin' to Be a Blessing, which is set for release on Oct. 4 via Sol Records. The single is set to drop on Friday (Aug. 2), but Taste of Country readers are getting to hear it a day early.

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Moore's mother was a bluegrass and gospel performer herself, and she bought him his first guitar at age 16. After a stint studying jazz and classical guitar at Northern Kentucky University, Moore found his true musical destiny when he started performing country music with the house band at a local bar.

"I originally wrote the song 'Mama & Daddy' several years ago," Moore tells us. "When they both passed away just weeks apart in 2018, after being married nearly 63 years, I knew I would be dedicating this album to them and re-envisioned the song as a raucous and rollicking tribute to their lives, legacy, music and memories."

Now based in Texas, the outlaw country singer worked once again with producer Dean Miller on Tryin' to Be a Blessing, as he did for his previous release, 2018's Mr. Honky Tonk. Miller is the son of Roger Miller and a respected singer-songwriter and producer in his own right.

Tryin' to Be a Blessing is currently available for pre-order, including a number of special merchandise packages. For more information about Dallas Moore, visit his official website, or follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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