He was recently sitting on the porch of his new home in Huntsville but missing the place where he grew up on Brindlee Mountain when he realized the pine trees and country air were now replaced with pot holes in the pavement.

For singer Brandon Elder, adapting to city life became an adjustment that he wasn’t sure he liked all that much just yet.

“I’m used to the quiet,” Elder said, “and running into people I’ve know all my life in the grocery stores and gas stations, the familiarity that comes with that and the peace of just feeling like you’re home.”

It’s just a different vibe in the big city, faster pace, traffic that doesn’t include a tractor in the road, and the noise, but Union Grove and Arab will always be home, he said.

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