Nu-Blu Wins at Carolina Music Awards

North Carolina based band, Nu-Blu has been awarded COUNTRY BAND OF THE YEAR by the Carolina Music Awards. The award was presented to the band last Sunday during the 3rd Annual Carolina Music Awards Show at the Progress Energy Center in Downtown, Raleigh, North Carolina.   The focus of the Carolina Music Awards is the development of the music industry in the Carolinas, encouraging growth in music now and in the future.

Nu-Blu includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn Routh, Kendall Gales and Levi Austin who have garnered recent media attention including this month’s features in both The Alternate Root Magazine and Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine.  Their new album, “NIGHTS” was released just a few short months ago and is already receiving very impressive airplay on Bluegrass, Americana and Roots radio stations around the world.

“NIGHTS” is now available at, iTunes, Music Shed, CD Baby, Wal-Mart, the band’s website and more outlets.  For more information on Nu-Blu including a complete tour schedule, Booking and Media contacts, please visit

What folks are saying………..

“It’s been a while since I’ve been so knocked out by a band and CD that I know little about.  You guys are phenomenal!”
Carol Beaugard, WFDU-FM and WAMU’S Bluegrass Country

“Impeccable pickin’ and singing.”
Tom Henderson (WMNF-FM, Tampa, FL)

“Thanks for sending me the music. I really enjoyed it! What a talented, young group. I love the sound and your lead singer has an amazing voice. Echoes of Alison Krauss, but with her own unique style! Best of luck. Keep the music flowing down that River of Love!
Brenda Young
Widow of Otha Young. Otha Young and Juice Newton co-wrote River of Love together.

“This extraordinary CD just takes your breath away. It starts off strong and continues that way until the last note of NIGHTS. The vocals by Carolyn are crystal clear. The harmony vocals by the other band members fit in perfectly with the total sound. My listeners loved it! A sure fire winner!”
Al Shusterman (KCBL Radio, Sacramento, CA)

You have a great sound. Easy on the ears, and true to the genre.”
Dan Joseph (CKWR-FM, Waterloo, Ontario, CAN)

Really solid, great arrangements, singing and playing. I’m a Nanci Griffith fan and love your version of “Spin on a Red Brick Floor.” Good originals too!
Jerry Mills (KOLT)

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