Blue Circle Records is proud to present the release of an organic all-female album, Bluegrass Bouquet from the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year award-winning Daughters of Bluegrass. This CD is a landmark extravaganza featuring over 50 daughters and 17 songs.
The opening cut, PROUD TO BE A DAUGHTER, written by Dixie Hall and kicked off by the capable five-string picking of Donica Christensen, expresses sentiment shared by the likes of: Dale Ann Bradley, Heather Berry, Lisa Martin, Gloria Belle, Sierra Hull, Rhonda Vincent, Lisa Ray, Linda Lay, Sally Jones, Carol Lee Cooper, Jeanie Stanley, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Michelle Nixon, Jeanette Williams, Sophie Haislip, Louise Tomberlain, Mindy Rakestraw, Lizzy Long, Frances Mooney, Lorraine Jordan, Annette Kelly, Lily Lieux, Dixie Hall, Judi Marshall, Beth Lawrence, Melissa Lawrence, Rebecca Frazier, Jenni Lyn Gardner, and Lisa Manning.
There were no “side-men” on Bluegrass Bouquet. It was designed to showcase the talents of women from all styles of bluegrass with the main focus being the breathtaking variety of picking, singing and writing of these talented women in bluegrass such as: Gena Britt, Vicki Simmons, Megan McCormick, Becky Buller, Tina Adair, Kristin Scott Benson, Rebekah Long, Jenee Fleenor, Jeana Martin, Janice Martin, Larita Martin, Martha Adcock, Amber Burks, Beth Stevens and additional featured vocalists: Janet McGarry, Valerie Smith, Stacy York,
Dara Wray, Alecia Nugent, Jennifer Strickland and more.
Other than mastering and pressing, Bluegrass Bouquet is truly a labor of love. Monies for publicity, promotion, music, writing and publishing, studio, art, graphics, food and travel were never a consideration. The master is owned by The Daughters themselves who wanted this to be all about the music, thus illustrating the fact that women throughout the bluegrass industry are indeed worthy. These girls aim to shatter the BLUEGLASS CEILING………that’s correct, BLUEGLASS.
Song samples can be found at the Blue Circle website. Albums are available for purchase from most of the women at live performances and their respective websites, plus www.cdbaby.com,
www.bluecirclerecords.com and Ernest Tubb Records. Mail order requests should be sent to: Tom T. Hall Enterprises, “Bluegrass Bouquet” CD Order, PO Box 1246, Franklin, TN. 37065