Valerie Smith’s BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS Arriving 1.11.11

Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the new single release, “Blame It On the Bluegrass” by VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike. The song was written by Becky Buller and Elizabeth Shrum and is the title track from Valerie’s long awaited new album produced by Becky Buller and set for release January 11, 2011.

Blame it On The Bluegrass is like a breath of fresh air.  It’s a cleverly-written, expertly performed song featuring the voice of one of the music’s most unique and underrated singers.  This is one that can’t-miss,” said Kyle Cantrell, Sirius-XM Radio.

“If you’re someone who enjoys numerical significance, the release date of VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike’s CD, BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS, 1-11-11, should be pretty hard to top. Not only are the members of this band #1 supporters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, they also made history here back in January of 2010.  While VSLP was in Owensboro performing for 24 elementary schools as part of our Bluegrass in the Schools program, they met each evening in ‘The Cave’ at the museum. There, surrounded by artifacts of bluegrass legends, undaunted by illness, fatigue, ice and snow, they came together with enormous energy and creativity and made history by becoming the first band to ever record a CD inside the hallowed walls of the IBMM. We wish them every success with their new and wonderful CD,” said Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.

VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike will be performing songs from BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS tonight (12/15/10) on MUSIC CITY ROOTS broadcast live from at the Loveless Café  at 7:00 PM CT on Lightning 100 WRLT-FM in Nashville, TN., and viewed via Livestream.com.   They group will also perform this Thursday (12/16/10) at NASHVILLE TRADITIONS held at the Ernest Tubb Troubadour Theater with Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry™ member Charlie Louvin and Patsy & Donna Stoneman of the legendary Stoneman Family.

VALERIE SMITH recently oined the growing number of artists and labels using Airplay Direct (a popular radio service company) to launch TWO NEW SINGLE RELEASES,Blame It On The Bluegrass” and her new Christmas single, “Send Yourself Home for Christmas.”  Last week, the Christmas song was #4 on the service’s Global Radio Indicator Top 50 Chart along with 8 songs from previous albums.  This week, 2 songs from previous albums appear on the airplay Direct Global Bluegrass Chart with 5 songs from appearing on the Airplay Direct Global Americana Singles Chart including  “I Feel The Blues Movin’ In” from Turtle Wings (Rebel Records) appearing in the #5 spot.

For more information on VALERIE SMITH & LIBERY PIKE including BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS please visitwww.valeriesmithonline.com

HIGH RES PHOTOS:
Valerie Smith photo by Peter Nash, HIGH RES
Becky Buller photo by Ted Lehmann, HIGH RES

CONTACTS:

Becky Buller, Email: becky@beckybuller.com
Valerie Smith Touring
PO Box 142
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 389-0223 ph / (931) 389-0224 ph/fax
BellBuckleBanquetHall.com
ValerieSmithonline.com
(931) 389-0223 office

RADIO: AirplayDirect
for Valerie Smith’s new singles

MEDIA:
Hope River Entertainment
678.377.3298
Email: contact@hoperiverentertainment.com

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