On September 8th, Rural Rhythm Records announced Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad hit the #3 spot on BILLBOARD™ Bluegrass Top 50 Chart for their current album, Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ – Hymns from the Mountain. In a recent publication, County Sales commented on this CD stating, “Here is a real sleeper from the Rural Rhythm label: this band does a wonderful job on the generous 16-song album….and for those who love the old standards, this is a fine collection of solid, dynamic bluegrass gospel music that we can heartily recommend.”
Not only have the retail sales been exciting, but radio has embraced this new CD as well. Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad will be featured on Kyle Cantrell’s XM Radio (Track 14) Bluegrass Junction series, The Studio Special debuting Friday, September 19, 2008 at 8:00 am EST with encores airing September 20-25, 2008. “Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad are making some of the freshest, most honest, and most creative music in bluegrass today. It’s no surprise to me that their latest album Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ is doing so well. It’s an excellent combination of tradition, musicianship, and faith. These guys have done bluegrass proud,” said Cantrell. In addition to the interview, the band performed songs from the new CD including: I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy, Run On, The Old Gospel Ship, Blood Bought My Freedom, Let’s Meet By the River, and several more.
Dennis Jones, host of two popular radio programs on WNCW Radio in Spindale, NC recently commented, “You’ve got yourselves a hit record! The first time I played it, I had tears in my eyes; and our listeners are just wearing us out requesting My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan’s Land, The Old Gospel Ship, and So High. Your vocals are just outstanding!”
David Bissell from Power Grass Radio most certainly agrees saying, “Wow-tastical! Country, Rock, Rap…. Move over. It is bluegrass gospel-time with Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ by Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad. These songs will make you move, dance and shout with no hangovers!”
The band is currently on tour in Michigan and this coming weekend will perform in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee. An upcoming special event will be the group’s Fourth Annual Bluegrass on Broadway at the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville, TN on October 1st, beginning at 10:00 PM. The concert is sponsored by Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad and Colorado Case with special guests: Dailey and Vincent, Steep Canyon Rangers, Miss Gloria Belle, Mike Long, and more. This event will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass convention in Nashville that week.
For more information on Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad including CD news and tour dates, please visit: www.PineMountainRailroad.com