Pikeville, TN Mayor to Proclaim Carrie Hassler Day

Nashville TN: Rural Rhythm recording artist, Carrie Hassler will be honored by her hometown of Pikeville, Tennessee when Mayor, Greg Johnson presents her with the Key to the City of Pikeville and proclaim CARRIE HASSLER DAY. The event takes place, December 5, 2008 with a reception from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Perfect Light Gallery located at 421 Spring Street, Pikeville, TN.

Carrie Hassler’s incredible vocals have garnered her much attention including this month’s cover of Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine’s “Women in Bluegrass” issue. Last month, Hassler was a presenter, along with bluegrass artist, Josh Williams at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Award’s Show at the Ryman Auditorium and Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain performed at the well attended IBMA FAN FEST at the Nashville Convention Center.

Carrie Hassler and Josh Williams Presenting at the 2008 IBMA Awards Show It was only two years ago, this band jumped on the bluegrass scene when Rural Rhythm Records released the self-titled CD by Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain that made its debut on Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart. The album and two singles *(Seven Miles From Wichita” and Going on the Next Train) were immediate chart hits appearing on: Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Albums and Top 30 Singles; Sirius Radio’s Top 40, XM Radio’s Top 40, Bluegrass Music Profiles, Roots Music Report and so many more.

CHHR2 2008On July 29, 2008, the label released the band’s new CD, CHHR2, again produced by Grammy nominated, Jim VanCleve.

The CD made its debut at #3 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Bluegrass Chart, just debuted on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart, Roots Music Report, and many more.  The first single, “I Can Go Back Anytime,” is currently #1 on BluegrassCountry.org, #2 on Bluegrass Now Magazine’s FAN CHOICE Top 20, hit #3 last month on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Single Chart, and hit #1 on Country radio in the United Kingdom.  Rural Rhythm is proud to announce the upcoming U.S. Country Radio single release of the band’s song, “Country Strong.”

Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain band members include: Carrie Hassler, Keith McKinnon, Kevin McKinnon, Travis Anderson, Josh Miller and Jamie Harper. For a complete tour schedule and more information, please visit: www.CarrieHasslerandHardRain.com
Other sites include:
www.Myspace.com/carriehasslerandhardrain and www.RuralRhythm.com and www.hoperiverentertainment.com

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