New Album by Mike Scott Releasing Feb 22, 2011

Listen to a clip of “Since I Laid My Burdens Down”

Rural Rhythm Christian announced the upcoming February 22, 2011 album release, TAKE ME LORD AND USE ME by award-winning vocalist and banjoist, Mike Scott.  This very special studio gathering includes the amazing talents of: Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell, Vince Gill, Claire Lynch, Jesse McReynolds, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Buck White.

One listen to the title track, “Take Me Lord and Use Me,” co-written by the husband and wife songwriting team, Mike and Brenda Scott, and listeners will immediately feel the outpouring of faith and passion Mike Scott has put into this album. 

Mike Scott, who Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM Radio describes as “one of today’s great personalities in bluegrass,” has long been a part of the tradition of American acoustic music.  He has been on stage entertaining audiences since 1972 when he was only 10 years old and has since performed with Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, led Mike Scott & The All-American Band, and helped define the tradition of Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys.  Since 2001, Mike has been a featured artist with frequent appearances on RFD’s Blue Highways TV show, Reno’s Old Time Music Festival (seen in over 25 million households) as part of Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition.

Les Butler, Host of the Front Porch Fellowship and Publisher of Singing News Magazine recently said, “Mike Scott’s exceptional playing and singing brought a fresh touch to the classic gospel tune, ‘Since I Laid My Burdens Down.’  The angelic harmony singing of Sonya Isaacs puts it over the top!”

Tracks Include:
01  Take Me Lord and Use Me (with Vince Gill)
02  Cross Your Heart (with Sonya Isaacs and Carl Jackson)
03  Is Not This the Land of Beulah (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson)
04  Jesus I’ll Never Forget (with Vince Gill)
05  I Love to Praise Him (with Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
06  Sing, Sing, Sing (with Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
07  Driving Nails (with Ricky Skaggs and Carl Jackson)
08  Just Like the Bible Says (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson)
09  I Can’t Make It Lord Without You (with Sonya Isaacs and Carl Jackson)
10 When the Angels Carry Me Home (with Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
11  ‘Tis So  Sweet to Trust Jesus (with Claire Lynch and Carl Jackson; Jesse McReynolds, Buck White & John Maberry mandolin )
12  Since I Laid My Burdens Down (with Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Shelton Feazell-Bass Vocal)
13  When All Is Said and Done (with Vince Gill)

TAKE ME LORD AND USE ME will be available wherever Christian music and Country & Bluegrass music is sold.  The album will also be part of LIFEWAY’S Get2Know promotion February 21 – March 12, 2011.  Please visit Lifeway’s Store Locator to find a store near you!

For more information, please visit www.ruralrhythmchristian.com or www.ruralrhythm.com

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