New Album Release by Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the January 12, 2010 new album release, “SOUTHERN” by Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie.  The band kicks off their 2010 tour with an interview on WAMU Radio with host, Katy Daley (2009 IBMA Radio Personality of the Year) on the day of release from 9:00 – 10:00 am; plus an upcoming SIRIUS-XM Track by Track interview with host Kyle Cantrell on his “Bluegrass Junction” radio show.

“SOUTHERN” is a mixture of contemporary and traditional bluegrass, modern country, English folk, acoustic instrumental and gospel tunes – many of which are unrecorded originals.  The songs were written by highly acclaimed songwriters such as Pete Goble, Vince Gill, Carl Jackson, Chris Hillman, Tim Stafford, Hazel Dickens, Lionel Cartwright and Marty Stuart.

The album also includes numerous highlights:  special guest fiddler, Frank Solivan on the newly released single, “I Don’t Care Anymore;” a banjo duet with Bill Emerson and Janet Davis along with acoustic lead guitar by John Miller on “Grandma’s Tattoos;” special guest,world class fiddler and Emmy Lou Harris band member, Rickie Simpkins; and more!

“SOUTHERN” will be available nationally in the physical and digital formats including:  iTunes, Rhapsody, Borders, Barnes & Nobel, Amazon, Ernest Tubb Record Shops, County Sales, Music Shed, Elderly Instruments and many more.

Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie includes:  Teri Chism (bass, lead and harmony vocals); Wayne Lanham (mandolin, lead and harmony vocals); Tom Adams (guitar, lead and harmony vocals); plus the talents of Bill Emerson on 5-string banjo who also produced the CD.  For more information on Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie including their 2010 tour schedule and new album, please visit their website. For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit

Rural Rhythm Records
Contact: Sammy Passamano, III

Hope River Entertainment
Penni McDaniel
678.377.3298 / 770.367.1480

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