Call it a modern country rock tune for technicians.
Produced as an ode to auto repair shop owners and employees across the country, the song was developed in collaboration with Will Turpin of the band Collective Soul, singer/songwriter Brian Collins, and vintage rock ‘n’ roll band The Summit, based in Cincinnati.
“Shop owners and their skilled employees work hard every day to keep America moving,” said Ryan Burton, CEO of Leads Near Me, a digital marketing agency focused on helping auto repair shops grow their businesses. “The High Gear conference is my way of giving back to auto repair professionals, and the song and video are dedicated to them as a nod to all their efforts.”
Turpin and Collective Soul bandmate Jesse Triplett contributed guitars to the song, which was recorded in Turpin’s Real 2 Reel Studios located in Jonesboro, Georgia, with vocals from The Summit’s lead singer Chris Scott. Turpin and Collins are the song’s writers and producers under their production company Real People Music.
Turpin, Collins and The Summit will perform an intimate show featuring “High Gear” at the welcome reception for attendees and exhibitors at the High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference presented by Leads Near Me and Steer by Mechanic Advisor.