Wide Open Country: Song Premiere

Song Premiere: Danny Burns' Enchanting 'Hummingbee,' Featuring Mindy Smith and ChessBoxer

Irish-American singer-songwriter Danny Burns melds a variety of transatlantic influences on his forthcoming album North Country (out on Jan. 18). Born in Ireland's County Donegal, Burns spent several years traveling in the states before settling in his current home of Annapolis, Md. The album, which Burns produced, reflects his folk, bluegrass and country roots.

Today, Wide Open Country is premiering the beguiling "Hummingbee," a reflective tune that conjures images of Burns homeland of Ireland. But Burns says the tune, which features vocals by Mindy Smith and instrumentals by ChessBoxer, was equally inspired by his time spent in Texas.