surprise! here’s the full music video!

“Lay Down" is now available everywhere!
Check out the video, then scroll down to hear my story and get a couple really cool, Limited Opportunity Offers!

A note from Joe about the song...

“I don’t write a lot of love songs. At least not like this. ‘Lay Down’ is vulnerable, intense, and probably one of the more provocative songs I’ve written.

It’s easy to build up boundaries in life, specifically in relationships. But in the end, I think all we really want is a safe place to be ourselves. And maybe someone to share that place with.

‘Lay Down’ is about breaking down the walls we’ve built and allowing ourselves to draw closer to something authentic, intimate, and most importantly, safe. It’s about finding a place, or a person, where we can rest, find some companionship, and find some peace.”

Joe Stamm Lay Down Album Art FINAL.jpg

we cut it in nashville…


There was this gold, or platinum, or whatever record hangin’ on the wall, along with a bunch of others, that if I remember correctly, had Alabama on it. I think there might’ve been a Travis Tritt one too. I don’t know.

All I do know is that there was also little ole me, beltin’ my little ole heart out, to this little ole song I wrote called, “Lay Down,” in this little ole vocal booth, inside this incredible recording studio where countless hits have been made, down in big ole Nashville, Tennessee.

…with some awesome players…


Several of these fellers played on “First Saw You,” as well as much bigger songs for much bigger people…

That’s Scott
on drums on the far left, then Jeff King (he plays guitar in Reba’s band). Duncan has played bass on the show Nashville. The ugly one in the middle stood around a lot. Joe Carrell produced and drank a big Busch Light with me. Jason hit the keys, and we got to borrow Danny Rader from Keith Urban’s band.

More folks worked on this song too..check ‘em out down below.

Then we drank them big ass busch lights i was telling ya about


Actually, Joe (Producer Joe, not singer Joe…who is me), only drank about half of his. Cardinal fans just have trouble handlin’ a big Busch, I reckon…

(Don’t worry folks. I drank all mine. And the other half of his.)

then i celebrated. with my person. out on the town.


I was readin’ this book recently, by some feller named Tracy, and it said this:

“one of the deepest cravings of human nature is to be accepted by other people without judgement, evaluation, or criticism.”

That’s exactly who Elise is to me. That is exactly what this song’s about. If you’ve got that person, hang the hell on. If you don’t quite yet, don’t settle and don’t stop looking. And if you’re tempted to give up, watch the “Lay Down” music video once or twice and reconsider. It’s worth it.


before you go, we’ve got this big old goal….

Call me nuts, but I want to reach 1 Million Streams on Spotify by January 12, 2020. That’s 6 months. And I desperately need your help. Wanna help? Phew. I knew I could count on you. Here’s what you can do to get involved:


Hit this little button and stream it on my Spotify profile
(Simple right?)


Tell a friend to do the same!
Say something like,

“Hey [Friend’s Name], go check out this link and listen to “Lay Down”!:


Don’t listen on Spotify? You can still help!

Find the Music Video on Facebook, & tag a friend in the comments. This help’s spread that sucker around!

(Also, feel free to listen on Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, Etc :)


Vocals: Joe Stamm
Acoustic Guitar: Danny Rader
Electric Guitar: Jeff King
Steel Guitar: Scotty Sanders
Bass: Duncan Mullins
Keys: Jason Webb
Drums: Scott Williamson
BG Vocals: Perry Coleman

Songwriter: Joe Stamm
Music Video: Robby Stevens & Lucas Hathaway,
Midtown Motion Productions, Nashville, TN
Photography: Joanna Smith
Graphic Design: Blue Heron Graphic Design

Produced by Joe Carrell
Recorded by Joe Carrell at Treasure Isle Studios, Nashville, TN. Assisted by Sam Martin & Leah Schattschneider
Mixed by Joe Carrell at Treasure Isle Studios,
Nashville, TN
Mastered by Richard Dodd at Richard Dodd Mastering,
Berry Hill, TN

If you made it all the way to the end, post a screen shot to facebook, instagram, or twitter, and I’ll give you a personal shout-out. Dead serious. you rule.