FIVE songs by Cumberland River included on Wed, April 6 Episode of FX Network’s hit TV drama JUSTIFIED
Band’s upcoming 2011 album set for release on Rural Rhythm Records
Last week FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television announced they have ordered 13 new episodes for a third season of FX Network’s critically acclaimed hit drama, JUSTIFIED starring TIMOTHY OLYPHANT. The show is averaging 3.9 million total viewers on the first run of Season Two with a multi-run weekly average of 7.2 million total viewers. That is certainly good news for Harlan, Kentucky band, CUMBERLAND RIVER who has 5 songs featured on the Wednesday, April 6, 2011 episode. The band includes the talents of: JAMES DEAN, JOSEPH JONES, DUSTIN MIDDLETON, JAMIE STEWART and ANDY BUCKNER.
Viewer’s got a taste of CUMBERLAND RIVER’S music in the opening scene of the March 2, 2011 episode, “For Blood or Money” when an instrumental version of their original song “Justified” was featured. Viewers will now get a full dose of their music on Wednesday’s episode, “Brother’s Keeper” when you will hear the band performing five of their orginal songs including: “Friend I’m Fine”; “Let the Moonshine Flow, “Wild Berries,” “My Dad,” and “Ridge Runner.” All six songs appear on CUMBERLAND RIVER’s debut album, ROCK ISLAND EXPRESS released last year.
Series creator and producer, GRAHAM YOST has received critical acclaim for the series including last Thursday’s announcement of JUSITIFIED’s Peabody Award bestowed by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. These awards recognize excellence in electronic media and will be presented at a ceremony in New York in May.
RURAL RHYTHM RECORDS also announced today they will be releasing CUMBERLAND RIVER’s highly anticipated new album later this year. The band has been busy in the studio with album producer and, acclaimed singer-songwriter STEVE GULLEY recording their new album. “They are real mountain men with a story to tell and a unique, special way of telling it. If you’re looking for pure, honest music full of unabashed emotion, look no further. You’ve found it! Cumberland River is raw emotion personified,” said GULLEY. “Justified” was recently re-recorded and now available for digital purchase a special pre-album promotion. The song is also available to RADIO via AirplayDirect.com. Rural Rhythm will soon be announcing more details of this upcoming album.
For more information on CUMBERLAND RIVER, please visit their new website at Cumberland-River.com and for media and booking inquiries, please contact Hope River Entertainment.
For more information on FX’s JUSTIFIED, please visit fxnetworks.com
For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com