Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the brand new CD, CHHR2 by Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain made its debut at #3 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Top 50. “CHHR2 is off to a very fast start at radio and retail. All of the hard work that Carrie and Hard Rain did touring and in support of their debut album has really contributed to this. They have made a lot of friends and fans over the past few years,” said Sam Passamano.
CHHR2 was produced by Grammy™ nominated and Mountain Heart band member, Jim VanCleve who was thrilled to hear the news of the Billboard debut: “It is very interesting and exciting to see how rapidly Carrie and the band have progressed since we recorded their first project. This project displays a versatility, maturity, and focus that is not often seen in a band just entering their third year. They came in on this project with some really good material, and I think we were able to get the most out of everything we tried. This album covers a lot of really exciting musical ground, and I am happy to see it being received so well at retail!”
Critics have also been singing the praises of the CHHR2 including:
“Energetic and crisp, CHHR 2 is a hard-driving bluegrass album that showcases one of the most talented and imaginative sets of musicians in the genre today,” said The 9513 Country Music.
“Holy smoke! Hassler’s latest-no-holds-bared release demonstrates remarkable talent. From her blistering arrangement of “One Way Track To Nowhere” to an affective “Turn The Page,” Hassler is at the top of her game.” – Bob Mitchell, Radio Bluegrass International
“This is a top-notch bluegrass band, an Alison Krauss on high-octane gas. This is a kick-tail bluegrass band with incredible instrumentalists on fiddle, banjo, Dobro and mandolin. All led by Hassler’s sweet and strong classic country voice.” – Mac McDonald, Monterey Herald
“CHHR also attempts, and successfully pulls off, a bluegrass variation on the Bob Seger classic Turn The Page. No sophomore let down here.” COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain’s recent CD release party was held in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee setting an all-time high attendance record at this venue for the group’s performances. The MOON PIE Company, the band’s corporate sponsor, was on hand with the WORLD’S LARGEST MOON PIE much to the delight of the attendees.
The band is comprised of Carrie Hassler, Keith McKinnon, Kevin McKinnon, Travis Anderson, Josh Miller Jamie Harper.
For more information including upcoming tour dates and special announcements, please visit: www.CarrieHasslerandHardRain.com