On September 9, 2008, Rural Rhythm Records released the brand new album, “NO TURNING BACK“ by the LONESOME RIVER BAND. The CD is #11 this week on Billboard’s Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart. This is the band’s 12 album and the first on the label. This award-winning band comprised of Sammy Shelor (banjo, vocals), Brandon Rickman (guitar, vocals), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle), Andy Ball (mandolin, vocals), and Mike Anglin (bass, vocals).
Lonesome River Band was chosen this year as an IBMA Showcase performer during the International Bluegrass Music Associaton’s World of Bluegrass that takes place September 29-October 5, 2008 at the Nashville Convention Center. They will also be performing at the IBMA FanFest on Saturday, October 4th along with numerous other appearances during the week.
The first single, “Them Blues” was released in July on the Rural Rhythm “Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks” Radio CD. Terry Herd of the Bluegrass Radio Network said, “Sammy Shelor once told me he only wanted to make CDs his fans would be proud of. With the release of No Turning Back, I just say wholeheartedly Mission Accomplished.”