Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lady Of Tradition Receives A Key To The City Of Garner, NC

Lady Of Tradition Receives A Key To The City Of Garner, NC
Lorraine Jordan & Steve Dilling
NASHVILLE, TN (Tuesday, January 10, 2012) -- Bluegrass' "Lady of Tradition," Lorraine Jordan and banjoist for IIIrd Tyme Out, Steve Dilling, were presented the key to the city of Garner, NC on December 31, 2011.  Both musicians live in nearby Raleigh, NC. The band leader for Carolina Road, Jordan, performed with her band alongside label mates, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out at the Garner Performing Arts Center for the "Key to the City" ceremony. The Rural Rhythm artists were given the prestigious gift by Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams.  Garner is also the hometown to the latest American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery.

Jordan continues to bring music to the North Carolina community with Bluegrass Thursdays at the Hope Cafe in Raleigh, NC.  Jordan operates the coffee shop where her band, Carolina Road plays host to some of the biggest names in Bluegrass and upcoming shows include the talents of Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, James King Band, Lonesome River Band, Steve Dilling, Junior Sisk, and Darell Webb Band.  Please visit www.hopecaferaleigh.com for more information on the Hope Cafe and Bluegrass Thursday Nights.


Christmas In The Smokies
Carolina Road is now the promoter and host band for Christmas In The Smokies. For more information please go to www.bluegrasschristmasinsmokies.com 


Carolina Road
Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road have become America's premier bluegrass band with the success of their second album with Rural Rhythm Records, Back to My Roots. The 12-song release takes the band back to the their traditional hard-driving sound and the album is currently number 6 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Album Chart, number 30 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart and number 4 on the WNCW Album Chart. Along with the incredible success of their album, "The Lady of Tradition" and her band continue to maintain a busy tour schedule; averaging 60 bluegrass festivals in the U.S. and Canada annually. Please visit their website at www.carolinaroadband.com for upcoming dates. 

RODNEY ATKINS SET TO PERFORM ON ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

 
Rodney Atkins
Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe
 
RODNEY ATKINS SET TO PERFORM ON ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
 
“Take A Back Road” Single Reaches Digital Platinum Status
 
Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, January 10, 2012) – Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins will be making a return appearance to the ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. CT.  Atkins is set to sing the multi-week No. 1 single and title track of his current album, “Take A Back Road,” in celebration of its RIAA Platinum® Single Certification having surpassed the 1 million mark in digital sales.  In addition, Atkins will end the show with a performance of his brand new single, “He’s Mine.”
 
“The last time I was on the show, Guillermo [Rodriguez] and I performed a little skit – or I guess song, if you can call it that – honoring our active and former military on Veterans Day,” shares Atkins, “so I’m looking forward to seeing him again as well as performing on the show.”
 
Atkins begins his year of touring this February with a stop in Verona, NY.  His tour has him stretching the country from upstate New York to south Mississippi and western Oregon, including a USO visit with our troops. 
 
To see when Atkins will be in concert near you, or for additional news, information, images, and more, please visit www.RodneyAtkins.com/tour.html.

Gene Watson's Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits

Gene Watson Best of the Best
 

 
 
Gene Watson's Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits
to be released on Valentine's Day

Singer marks 50 years in country music with re-recorded classics
 
 
This year marks the Golden Anniversary of one of our greatest living country vocalists. In 1962, Gene Watson began his professional career by recording his first single.  To celebrate his 50 years in country music, Watson will release Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits on his own Fourteen Carat Music label on February 14, 2012.

“My first recording ever was on a little ole independent label that was started up just for this recording session, Sun Valley Records. Maybe I thought I could sell them at my shows or something. I wrote the record, ‘If It Was That Easy.’ It was not any good, but, boy, I thought that was something. I had my own record.”

The Texas born and bred legend did not know what the future held in 1962, but he does now. Gene Watson has re-recorded his classic hits on an extraordinary, 25-song collection. His ageless voice sounds exactly as it did when he first recorded these songs in the 1970s and 1980s. The legendary Sonny Garrish reprises the steel-guitar playing he performed during the original recording sessions, and the rest of the players recreate the original arrangements.

It is one of the curious facts of the music business that a major-label artist pays for their recording sessions, yet the label owns the recordings. In addition, Gene Watson’s classics are owned by four different corporations. In a sense, by re-recording them to sound precisely like the originals, he now finally “owns” them all himself.
 
“I wanted these to sound as close to the originals as could be done,” says Gene. “I had to work so hard to capture them the same way I did them originally. All of these songs are in the same keys. I just thank the good Lord above that He’s let me keep my voice intact. In fact, I can probably hit the notes better now than I could back then. Whenever there was a question when I was re-recording these, we went back and listened to the original recording.

Performances such as “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Farewell Party,” “Memories to Burn,” “Got No Reason Now for Going Home,” “Speak Softly,” “Paper Rosie” and “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” have forged Gene Watson’s reputation as a “Singer’s Singer.” He is the envy of his peers and the idol of such younger performers as Joe Nichols, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack and Randy Travis.

Gene, himself, views his remarkable vocal talent as a matter of course. All seven Watson children sang, as did his parents.

“I can remember singing as far back as I can remember talking. Singing was something that was not out of the ordinary for me. It wasn’t unique. My whole family were singers.”

Even in a musical genre noted for its hard-luck stories, Gene Watson’s stands out. The family drifted from shack to shack as his itinerant father took logging and crop-picking jobs. “Home” eventually became a converted school bus. Gene dropped out of school in the ninth grade to work alongside his parents in the fields.

Gene settled in Houston, TX, where he developed a strong local following and staged his disc debut. In 1964, the Grand Ole Opry duo, The Wilburn Brothers, took Gene on the road briefly. Then it was back to the Texas honky-tonks and a string of local singles throughout the ‘60s.

In 1974, one of Gene Watson’s small-label singles caught the ear of Capitol Records. He was an auto-body repairman and the featured performer at Houston’s Dynasty nightclub when the label picked up the steamy, sexual waltz “Love in the Hot Afternoon” for national distribution. It became the first of Gene Watson’s two-dozen top-10 hits in early 1975.

“Seems like my career just kind of happened accidentally,” says Gene. “It was purely unintentional. Music was just a sideline. I was going to be playing and singing no matter what line of work I was going to do. I never did really have any high expectations out of the music business. Even today, I never know what to expect from one day to the next.

“But there is one thing: As far as I know, I do have an impeccable reputation in the music business, and I wouldn’t take nothing for that. If anything in the world means ‘success’ to me, that right there does.”

Gene took no songwriting credit when he re-wrote the lyrics of 1979’s “Pick the Wildwood Flower” to make it an autobiographical song. Songwriter Lawton Williams was so grateful for Gene’s bravura performance of “Farewell Party” that he gave the singer his 1980 BMI Award for it.

Gene Watson quit drinking in 1980 and quit smoking in 1990. He underwent surgery and survived colon cancer in 2000-01. Through it all, he continued to record one critically applauded collection after another. He was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

“It’s unbelievable to me that it’s been 50 years,” says Gene. “For most of those years, it seemed like it took everything I could do to keep working as steady as I needed to. Now that I’m older, it seems like everything comes to me without trying. I’m working more shows than I was 15 years ago.

“It’s quite a compliment. I think a lot of it is because there’s not too much of what I do around anymore. I think there is still such a hunger out there for traditional country music. So I’d like to stay out there as long as I’m able to do the job and do it well.

“Every time I step out on that stage and see that audience, it’s a new beginning. Even though I’ve sung these songs millions of times, I look at each one like it’s brand new to me. Every night, I try to deliver that song the best that I can.

“Being called a ‘Singer’s Singer’ humbles me. It’s flattering, but what I do is just what I do. The good Lord just gave me the voice.”
 

 
For more information log on to genewatsonmusic.com

DIERKS BENTLEY EARNS GOLD CERTIFICATION

 
DIERKS BENTLEY EARNS GOLD CERTIFICATION
FOR HIS NO. ONE HIT “AM I THE ONLY ONE”
 

Nashville, TN – Jan. 10, 2012 – Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s rowdy party anthem “Am I The Only One” has officially been certified GOLD by the RIAA for digital sales of over 500,000 song downloads. The smash hit became Bentley’s eighth career No. one song as an artist and writer last fall when it topped country radio charts and served as the lead track off of Bentley’s upcoming sixth studio album HOME, in stores Feb. 7.

"'Am I The Only One' seems to really have resonated with country fans looking to get out, drink some cold beer on the weekends and have a good time…it's become one of the rowdiest songs in our set," says Bentley.  "It's now the moment in the show when girls go up on shoulders and beer cans go up in the air."

The new album’s current single and title track “Home” is currently climbing toward the top of the chart. Bentley will return ‘Home’ for a special album release show at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2.  The second leg of the Country & Cold Cans tour will resume on Feb. 15 with the first dates scheduled internationally in Canada and Australia.

For more album details and for a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Marlee Scott Releases New Single for 2012, “Train Wreck”

Marlee Scott Releases New Single for 2012, “Train Wreck”

At Country radio Jan. 23, available on iTunes Jan. 24
 
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 10, 2012) Country artist Marlee Scott is releasing her new single, “Train Wreck,” to Country radio on Jan. 23 and to iTunes on Jan. 24.

“Train Wreck” is the second single from Scott’s forthcoming U.S. debut, due out in spring 2012 through Big Ride Records.  Scott has been recording the album in Nashville with engineer/producer David Kalmusky, who produced the project’s first single, “Beautiful Maybe.”  In addition to the Country radio single version, a dance remix of “Train Wreck” will also be available for purchase at iTunes on Jan. 24.

“Train Wreck grabbed me right out of the gate the first time I heard it,” says Scott.  “The Country/Rock groove and Bluegrass down-home Country chorus had me dancing around my condo!  It brings such a fun tongue-in-cheek outlook on what it’s like to fall for the wrong person, but you just can’t seem to get enough.  I love making people smile and chuckle and want to sing along, and ‘Train Wreck’ seems to do it every time.”

Nashville songwriting vets Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes and Sarah Buxton penned the rhythm-heavy number, with Country superstar Vince Gill contributing backing vocals to the track.

“Canada has had a great history of some of the best music I have ever heard,” says Gill.  “My wish for Marlee is to be part of that rich history.”

Adds producer Hummon, “Marlee is kind of a dream artist for a writer/producer because she has a lot of courage in choosing her material to record.  There’s nothing ‘safe’ about Marlee, and there is far too much ‘safe’ out there.  She comes into the studio prepared vocally, but also prepared emotionally, with a strong sense of the story she is telling.”

In December, Scott filmed the “Train Wreck” music video with award-winning director Roman White (Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen,” Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone,” Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World”).

Scott is currently visiting radio stations on a nationwide radio tour in support of “Train Wreck.”  In 2011, she visited more than 100 stations in the U.S. and Canada, while maintaining a busy schedule of appearances that included performances at The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the Clemson/Virginia Tech ACC Championship college football game and several MLB baseball and NHL hockey games.

The Canadian-born Scott also launched her “Make It or Bake It” webisode cooking series in 2011 to enthusiastic response.  The humorous videos (view them here) feature the singer sharing and cooking some of her favorite recipes.

Visit www.MarleeScott.com for music, tour dates, “Make It or Bake It” episodes and more.

About Marlee Scott:
Big Ride Entertainment artist and Nashville resident Marlee Scott will release her debut U.S. Country album in early 2012.  Her current single, “Train Wreck,” was released in January and followed her successful 2011 single, “Beautiful Maybe,” and her holiday release, “Someday At Christmas.”  A native of Ontario, Canada, Scott was nominated for the CCMA Rising Star Award in 2010 at the prestigious Canadian Country Music Awards.  Her single, “Here to Heaven,” was an international success, going Top 20 in Canada and Australia and No. 1 in England, Germany and Holland.  For more information, visit www.MarleeScott.com.

NEIL THRASHER JOINS peermusic WRITER’S ROSTER

L to R:  Kevin Lamb (VP, Nashville), Kathy Spanberger (President and COO), Michael Knox (Sr. Creative Director), Neil Thrasher, Kim Wiggins (Creative Manager) and Chip Petree (Copyright Exchange / Petree Law)
 
 
ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER NEIL THRASHER
JOINS peermusic WRITER’S ROSTER
 
     NASHVILLE –(Jan. 10, 2012) -- peermusic is proud to announce the signing of award-winning singer/songwriter Neil Thrasher to their roster as a staff writer. Thrasher, the 2004 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, has penned numerous hit singles throughout the past two decades, including “There Goes My Life” and “I Lost It,” for Kenny Chesney, the chart-toppers “Fast Cars and Freedom’ and “Take Me There” for Rascal Flatts, and “What Do You Say” for Reba McEntire, and most recently Jason Aldean's "Tattoos On This Town" which was a #1 song and Rascal Flatts first single of 2012 called "Banjo."
 
“When Michael Knox joined the company he and I developed a game plan as to how we would move forward.  As was the case with Vicky McGehee, Neil was at the top of our list of writers we wanted to work with.  Neil rounds out that core, and comes to us with not only talent and respect, but a lot of energy.  It’s a great way to start the year,” says Kevin Lamb- Vice President/ peermusic Nashville.
 
“I am very excited to finally be working with Neil.  We’ve known each other for over 10 years and I’ve always been a huge fan.  There’s nothing better than working with someone you respect so much and on top of that, be able to call them a friend,” comments Michael Knox- Producer/Creative Director/ peermusic Nashville.
 
A Birmingham native, Thrasher grew up surrounded by music. His father was a member of the gospel group the Thrasher Brothers, (who were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2005,) and he soon followed in his father’s footsteps, moving to Nashville and pursuing his own music career. In 1996 he signed to Atlantic Records as part of the duo Thrasher Shiver and began landing cuts for other artists like Diamond Rio and Billy Ray Cyrus that same year.
 
Over the past decade Thrasher has penned hits for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Montgomery Gentry, Carrie Underwood and Trace Adkins, among others. He won the Gospel Music Association Country Song of the Year Award in 2010 for his song “Somebody Like Me,” which was recorded by Christian artist Jason Crabb.
 
"I am very excited about my new partnership with peermusic. Everyone has made me feel at home and I'm looking forward to our future together," says Thrasher.
 
Founded by Ralph S. Peer in 1928, peermusic is the world’s largest global independent publishing company which operates 35 offices in 28 countries.  With well over a quarter of a million titles in the company’s catalogue, and songs that vary from country, blues, jazz and pop to Latin, concert  and rock ‘n’ roll, peermusic is the largest privately owned company of its kind in the world.
 

TIM McGRAW DIGITAL SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC

TIM McGRAW DIGITAL SINGLE FROM
FORTHCOMING ALBUM EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC
RELEASES JANUARY 10

Tim McGraw - "The One That Got Away"(Nashville, Tennessee) -- January 10, 2012 – Curb Records is announcing a January 10th digital single release from the forthcoming new Tim McGraw album Emotional Traffic.

The One That Got Away – will be available for single download as the fourth of five song releases planned in advance of the new McGraw studio album which will street on January 24th.

Emotional Traffic reaches retail as a 12 song collection and marks McGraw’s first delivery package of new music since the 2009 release of his Southern Voice album. Included on the album is McGraw’s latest #1 single, Felt Good On My Lips, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks and set a new industry milestone. With a cumulative of 69 weeks at #1 over the course of 32 chart topping single releases, McGraw established a record as the artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart since the chart was established on the Nielsen BDS system in January of 1990.

The much anticipated new McGraw album also features his latest Curb single release Better Than I Used To Be which the artist termed “one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded,” in a recent interview.

Curb’s release of The One That Got Away on iTunes on January 10th will be followed by the label’s announcement of a fourth single targeted to build market awareness of the new McGraw album coming on January 24th.

Get the Emotional Traffic singles on iTunes

Mark Wayne Glasmire, Celebrates EP Rollout With Global Nod

Mark Wayne Glasmire CD cover 2011


Award-Winning Songwriter, Mark Wayne Glasmire, Celebrates EP Rollout With Global Nod, Hot U.S. Single & Video Adds 
 Nashville, TN (January 10, 2012) -- Award-winning songwriter, Mark Wayne Glasmire, celebrates today's rollout of his newest EP release, MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE/Traceway Records, with a global nod, a hot U.S. single, and key video adds.  Glasmire, who ruled the International HotDisc Chart for nine consecutive weeks last year, was recently named the Chart's "Most Popular Artist for 2011."   His current U.S. single, "Going Home," is moving rapidly up the Music Row Chart, sitting at #60 this week, and the artist's debut video has just been added to GACtv.com and CMT.com. The "Going Home" video can also be seen on The Country Network, American Music Channel, Roughstock, Yallwire and Yahoo!Music.
 
"Things have definitely been on the upswing," says the honey-voiced tenor with a laugh. "The new disc seems to resonate with early reviewers and the fan response to the single has been amazing."

Glasmire has long been a favorite of music critics.  With MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE he is winning over even more tastemakers.

"MWG is made up of seven satisfying tracks. In a field of EPs that could easily benefit
from editing, this group of songs has been put together with care; the tracks complement
each other and leave you wanting more. It's refreshing... and it reminds me a bit of the moment years ago when I first heard a young Collin Raye perform." - ParcBench.com

"The songs are filled with infectious instrumental hooks and Glasmire has a very good,
warm voice. Mark has a flare for a song." - No Depression

"Glasmire is a throwback to the days of soothing, thoughtful singer/songwriters
such as James Taylor, John Denver, Harry Chapin and Dan Fogelberg. He unabashedly
makes music for baby boomers, writing songs steeped in melodies, lyrics and an air of familiarity. His songs exude the creative honesty of a true artist." - Dallas Morning News

ABOUT MWG
Mark's music has carried him from the New York City folk scene to the storied songwriter nights of Nashville, TN (Bluebird Cafe, Exit-In, Wildhorse Saloon).  He's opened shows for top-tier acts like Guy Clark and Dierks Bentley, and has become a sought-after performer at music halls, pubs and festivals across the U.S.  Since the release of his 2009 CD, LIFE GOES ON, Mark's enjoyed hits on the national Music Row Chart, including the Top 40, "You Opened My Eyes," and he's won international acclaim with a string of #1s on the International HotDisc Chart.  Glasmire has also won numerous songwriting competitions, including: 2010Chris Austin Songwriting Contest -Merlefest, NC - GRAND PRIZE WINNER / COUNTRY DIVISION; 2010 Wildflower Performing Songwriter Contest - Richardson, TX; 2009 GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition - Los Angeles, CA - GRAND PRIZE WINNER; 2008 Dallas Songwriter's Assoc. Songwriting Contest, Dallas, TX - GRAND PRIZE WINNER; 2008 B. W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition-Dallas, TX - GRAND PRIZE WINNER. 

“Close The Door Lightly When You Go” by Lonesome River Band

New Single Release by Lonesome River Band
“Close The Door Lightly When You Go” - Now Out to Radio
 
First single is from their upcoming album, CHRONOLOGY, Volume One
 
 
January 10, 2012 (Nashville, TN) --  Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a new single release, “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” by Lonesome River Band from their upcoming album, CHRONOLOGY, Volume One set for release February 28, 2012.  The song was penned by Eric Anderson and includes the a-list talents of Sammy Shelor: (Banjo); Randy Jones (Lead Vocal, Mandolin); Brandon Rickman (Harmony Vocal, Guitar); Mike Hartgrove (Fiddle); Barry Reed (Harmony Vocal, Bass); and produced by Lonesome River Band.  The song is now available to radio via AirplayDirect.com and will be  released this week on the label's Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks radio CD.
 
To commemorate Lonesome River Band’s thirty year milestone, a special 30th anniversary retrospective collection titled CHRONOLOGY will have the group recording 24 songs, to be released in a series of three 8-song EPs - one for each decade of the group’s existence.  The material will lean heavily on updated versions of many of the LRB’s most popular songs during each decade, reprised by the current group.  “Close The Door Lightly When You Go” is the first single for the first volume in the CHRONOLOGY series.
 
Lonesome River Band has two previous albums on Rural Rhythm including their most recent album, STILL LEARNING (2010),and their previous release, NO TURNING BACK (2008).  They were also involved in two live album projects for the label including: the recently released A BILL MONROE 100TH YEAR CELEBRATION - LIVE AT BEAN BLOSSOM (2011), produced by Sammy Shelor; plus THE ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN (2010), produced by Mark Newton, album that received four 2010 award nominations by the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) including a nomination for ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
 
Lonesome River Band remains in high demand for their live performances (watch video) where they continue to thrill audiences at concert halls, music festivals, Performing Arts Centers, TV shows, as well as their recent performance on the Grand Ole Opry
 
 
In November 2011, the Lonesome River Band with special guest, Steve Martin performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in celebration of Sammy Shelor’s award for The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.  Martin and Shelor sat down with the late night host who proudly displayed the award followed by an incredible performance of “Molly” (NO TURNING BACK) by band members, Brandon Rickman (lead vocals and guitar), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), Barry Reed (bass and harmony vocals), Randy Jones (mandolin and harmony vocals) along with Steve Martin and Sammy Shelor on banjo. 
 
For more information on the Lonesome River Band including upcoming tour dates, please visit LonesomeRiverBand.com where you can also view live performance VIDEOS. 
 
Booking for Lonesome River Band is provided by Roe Entertainment with publicity services provided by Hope River Entertainment.  For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com

“Justified” music video released by Cumberland River

“Justified” music video released by Cumberland River
 
Song was used on FX Network's hit TV Drama JUSTIFIED
 
 
 
CUMBERLAND RIVER is proud to announce the new music video of their original song “Justified” from their Rural Rhythm Records album, THE LIFE WE LIVE.  The video was filmed on location in the band’s hometown of Harlan, Kentucky by Anthony Ladd of Kneelindesign who also served as Video Producer.  The song, “Justified,” along with five more original songs were featured on two episodes of the FX Network’s hit drama, JUSTIFIED (starring Timothy Olyphant) last season with more of their music set to be included in Season 3 premiering January 17.
 
THE LIFE WE LIVE has been honored in numerous year-end charts including: TOP 20 BEST OF BLUEGRASS – ENGINE 145; TOP 10 BLUGRASS ALBUMS OF 2011 (Keith Lawrence); and WNCW RADIO’S TOP 50 BLUEGRASS ALBUMS 2011.  "This is the sound that contemporary bluegrass has been missing.  Blue to the core and grass throughout.  This is what bluegrass music should sound like and Cumberland River is flowing quite well in this regard,” said Bob Cherry of Cybergrass.
 
The “Justified” video includes the talents of CUMBERLAND RIVER members Jamie Dean (lead and banjo); Dustin Middleton (lead vocals and mandolin), Joey Jones (bass); Jamie Stewart (Dobro) and guest Andy Buckner.  Since the filming, Brad Gulley has joined the band on guitar and lead & harmony vocals.  Rural Rhythm Records recently released another music video, “Cold & Withered Heart” by the group that reached #1 numerous weeks on Yallwire’s Top Bluegrass Videos.  It can be viewed the band’s official youtube channel, Cumberland-River.com, Rural Rhythm Records, Hope River Entertainment, and many more sites.
 
CUMBERLAND RIVER would like to thank numerous people for their contributions for the “Justified” music video including: the Harlan County Sherriff’s Department; Croley Forester (Marshall); Ben Cornett (walking on sidewalk); Jackie Cornett (being arrested); Deputy Bill Howard; Rex Coal for use of light plant and generators; and the City of Harlan, Kentucky.  Joey Jones stated, “I would like to give a special thanks to Anthony Ladd for the incredible video footage and production of this new video.  We are incredibly pleased with the end result.” 
 
 
For more information on CUMBERLAND RIVER including upcoming tour dates, please visit their website at Cumberland-River.com.  Band representation is handled by Hope River Entertainment who also provided Creative Consulting services for both of the band’s video projects.
 
For more information on THE LIFE WE LIVE and Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com

“I’ve Seen What He Can Do” by Marty Raybon

New Country Christian Single Release:
“I’ve Seen What He Can Do” by
Grammy® Award Winning Artist, Marty Raybon
First single from upcoming album HAND TO THE PLOW
 
 
January 10, 2012 (Nashville, TN) --  Grammy® award winning artist, Marty Raybon celebrates the New Year with a brand new single release, “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” from his highly anticipated new Country Christian album, HAND TO THE PLOW set for release March 27, 2012 on Rural Rhythm Christian. This beautiful new song is now available for digital purchase via iTunes, Amazon and other major sites and available to radio stations via AirplayDirect.com.
 
“I’ve Seen What He Can Do” was produced by veteran Nashville producer Mark Carman and penned by Lee Black, Sue C. Smith, and Kenna WestMusicians include: Tim Raybon (harmony vocals); Ron Oates (piano), Mark Carman (piano);  Gary Prim (Synthesizer);  Gary Prim (Hammond Organ); Lonnie Wilson (drums); Jimmy Carter (bass); Brent Mason (El Guitar); Bruce Watkins (Ac guitar); Sonny Garish (steel guitar); Larry Franklin (fiddle); and Orchestration by Milton Smith.  Additional production credits go to: Joe Carrell (Engineer) at TBN Studio, Hendersonville, TN; Voytech Kochanek (Vocal Engineer) at Atlantis Studio, Hendersonville, TN; Nick Baird (Production Assistant); and Alan Silverman (Mastering Engineer) at ARF Mastering, New York, NY.  The single was recorded at the Trinity Music City Studio in Hendersonville, TN.
 
 
Just a few week’s ago, Rural Rhythm Christian released the new video of “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” that can be viewed on Youtube, Yallwire, Godtube, Marty Raybon’s website, Rural Rhythm Christian, Rural Rhythm Records, and many more sites.  It was filmed and directed by Sammy Passamano III of Rural Rhythm Records and shot on location at The Grand Inheritance, Gallatin, TN.  The video includes a guest starring role by Hannah Cline who plays the daughter.
 
Marty has produced a remarkable list of career accomplishments including: multiple number one singles; top selling albums; CMA, ACM, IBMA and Grammy® awards; along with scores of other accolades.  Collectively, his contributions to the recording industry have sold well into the millions and he has performed literally thousands of live concerts around the globe.  He is best for known for his role as lead singer of the band Shenandoah and for his award-winning performance on “Butterfly Kisses.”     
For more information on Marty Raybon including upcoming tour dates and news, please MartyRaybon.com
 
For more information on Rural Rhythm Christian, please visit RuralRhythmChristian.com

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David Frizzell Supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving

David Frizzell Supports Mothers Against Drunk DrivingNew ‘Frizzell & Friends’ Project to Benefit MADD

David Live Shot.jpegNashville, TN --- Not another living soul can deliver a song with deep, raw emotion like David Frizzell (www.davidfrizzell.com). With his forthcoming single, “Say Hello To Heaven,” the legendary singer has found a compelling story worthy of his vocal gift. The song will be released in late February and is being used to raise awareness and money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Written by Nashville musician and producer, Buddy Hyatt, “Say Hello To Heaven” pulls at the heartstrings with the story of a wife and mother lost to her loved ones in a car accident. Sadly, it is a story that rings true for the Frizzell family, who lost David’s niece in 1998 when a drunk driver was responsible for her death. The sing appears on the latest Frizzell & Friends CD, “It’ll Be Alright.”
“MADD was there even before I or others in the family could get there,” Frizzell says. “They provided so much care and support; services that I had no idea they offered.”

Frizzell calls 2012 his “year of giving back.” With an upcoming special on RFD-TV, he will launch a promotion using the song to shine the light on the dangers of driving while impaired, and on the good work done by MADD. The “Frizzell & Friends” show will be taped at The Texas Troubadour Theater, home of the famed Midnight Jamboree radio show, and feature appearances by Hyatt, Jett Williams, Jimmy Fortune and Moe Bandy. A phone bank will be in place to take calls from fans wanting to purchase music or donate to MADD. Representatives of the organization will also be part of the show which airs on March 29 and will be rebroadcast on March 30.
Liberty Tax Service, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia with 4,000 locations nationwide, has partnered with David Frizzell on the project in support of MADD.
Frizzell also recently released a book on the life of his legendary brother, Lefty Frizzell, who both influenced and inspired singers from Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Roy Orbison to many of today’s top artists. “I Love You a Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story” was named one of the top music books of 2011 by CMT Country Music Television.

ABOUT DAVID FRIZZELL
David Frizzell, younger brother to the legendary Lefty Frizzell, is a singer, songwriter, producer and author. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Signed to Columbia Records in 1970, he achieved solo success with the single "I Just Can't Help Believing."  Frizzell appeared regularly on Buck Owens' All American TV Show during the 1970s. In 1981, he recorded his first number-one country hit, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma," a duet with Shelly West which won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards. It was featured in Clint Eastwood's film Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1981 and 1982.

Later, Frizzell scored another Number One country single with "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home", which was nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year.

David has released a book on the life of his late brother, Lefty Frizzell, and has written screen plays and children’s projects. He continues to record and tour, often with other legendary artists including his former duet partner, Shelly West. David Frizzell is the producer of the “Frizzell & Friends” shows.

For more information, visit
www.davidfrizzell.comwww.madd.org
www.libertytax.com

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