Congratulations to CARRIE HASSLER & HARD RAIN for having the #1 Single, “I Can Go Back Anytime” from their “CHHR2” album (Rural Rhythm Records) on the May Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30! It is not often a female reaches #1 on this chart. This is the second song written by Jennifer Strickland for this band that has achieved chart success. Jennifer also wrote “Going on the Next Train” that was on the band’s first Rural Rhythm CD and the song reached #11 last year.
Also on the May Bluegrass Unlimited Chart is LONESOME RIVER BAND with the #1 ALBUM. Congratulations and very deserving for their Rural Rhythm Records album, “NO TURNING BACK.” They also have TWO SINGLES on the Top 30 – “Them Blues” and “Like a Train Needs a Track.” Wow – very impressive chart success!
MELONIE CANNON also rises up the chart, hitting #9 for her single, ‘I Call It Gone” from her Rural Rhythm CD, “AND THE WHEELS TURN” that appears at #13 on the BU Top 15 Album Chart. The CD was prouduced by Buddy Cannon and Ronnie Bowman. Amazing songs and vocals. There isn’t a bad song on the entire album – no fillers – just great music. You can still vote for Melonie on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown for her video “Back to Earth” with Willie Nelson.
AUDIE BLAYLOCK & REDLINE appear at #12 on the Top 15 Album chart for their self-titled new album on Rural Rhythm Records. This is a fast appearance by the band, and also includes “Whispering Waters” at #25 on the BU Top 30 Singles. This album is receiving rave reviews – if you love traditional bluegrass, you will love this album!
And last but certainly not least, JEANETTE WILLIAMS with the #14 Single, “Bad Money” (written by the Lonesome River Band’s Brandon Rickman) and the #14 ALBUM, “Thank You for Caring.” We love this CD and another favorite song from this CD is Dreamer!