Nashville, Tenn. (February 9, 2024) – Grammy award-winning Larry Cordle has released a new single, “How Could I Love Her So Much,” from his upcoming album scheduled for release later this year. The song was first recorded by Johnny Rodriquez circa 1980 and was a huge hit for Johnny and songwriter Hugh Moffatt. “How Could I Love Her So Much” is now streaming and available for purchase at all major outlets.

Cordle, a Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member, explains, “When picking songs for the new album, my long-time Lonesome Standard Time Dobro player, Kim Gardner, mentioned to me that he had performed this song with another band and thought it would make a great Bluegrass song. So, I decided to try it and I think it makes a fantastic bluegrass song. The players really outdid themselves I feel. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Those players he references are his talented friends Val Storey on high baritone vocals, Mike Rogers on tenor vocals and drums, fiddlin’ country star Jenee Fleenor, Mike Anglin on bass, Clay Hess on guitar, Andy Leftwich on mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo, and Rob Ickes on funky slide.

Cordle’s latest singles include hits like “November Wind,” “East Kentucky Blues,” “November Wind,” and the unconventional comedy song “The Abduction of Antonio Villas-Boas.” His most recent albums include Where the Trees Know My Name, Tales From East Kentucky, and the 2018 Grammy Nominated Best Roots Gospel Album, Give Me Jesus, all released on his Mighty Cord Records label.

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More on Larry Cordle

Larry Cordle was born and raised on an eastern Kentucky family farm. He is best known for his highly successful songwriting talents, including the #1 hit song, “Highway 40 Blues,” recorded by Ricky Skaggs. In addition, many other artists, such as Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, and Alan Jackson, have recorded Cordle’s original songs.

Cordle is also an award-winning and chart-topping singer. Achieving success with his solo and band albums. He is often featured as a lead and background vocalist on some of Nashville’s most awarded and popular music. In addition, he’s provided harmony vocals for artists such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and many more. In 1992, Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan, and Lonesome Standard Time received a 35th Annual Grammy Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Lonesome Standard Time and took home the 1993 IBMA Song of the Year Award for the title track.” In 2000, the band received a 43rd Annual Grammy Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Murder On Music Row, with the title track winning the 2000 IBMA Song of the Year Award, which remains one of the most popular songs of his career.  

Cordle is featured on Livin, Lovin, Losin: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers, which won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 and received the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award in 2004. Cordle is featured on two tracks of Moody Bluegrass, released in 2004, alongside Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, John Cowan, Harley Allen, et al., and again as lead vocalist on Moody Bluegrass II.

In 2006, Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer won the IBMA Album of the Year Award. In 2012, he co-produced the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award for Life Goes On. The album includes the talents of Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Salley, and more. In April 2015, Larry Cordle was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, celebrating his impressive music career. The same year, he received an IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award Nomination for the song “Against the Grain” by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time featuring Garth Brooks, produced by Cordle on Mighty Cord Records.

In 2017, Cord released his powerful all-gospel album Give Me Jesus, which received a 2018 Grammy Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album and a 2017 IBMA Gospel Recorded Event of the Year Nomination for the title track, a traditional tune arranged by Cord. In 2018, he released another album on his Mighty Cord Records label titled Tales From East Kentucky, followed by Where The Trees Know My Name in 2021.

In 2022, he received a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for the song “In the Sweet By and By” by Dolly Parton, featuring. Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker. The group also took home two International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, including the Collaborative Recording of the Year Award and the Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Award.

Cordle regularly records and performs. He is still, first and foremost, a songwriter, now writing independently for his own company, Wandachord Music, BMI. He is a long-time resident of the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Wanda.