New Album By Trinity River Band Now Released

Things We Do For Dreams Trinity River BandOrange Blossom Records is very proud to announce the new album, Things I Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band is available today for purchase at trinityriverband.com.  Music fans can also place their orders at iTunes, Amazon, and other fine retail sites for delivery on July 22, 2016.

Things We Do For Dreams is also now available to radio stations at AirPlayDirect.com and is currently #1 on their Top 50 Bluegrass Albums Chart. The lightning fast first single release, “Come Back Train” written by Jerry Salley and Cassidy Lynn Alexander, made its debut today at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart.

“We are so thankful for all the many songwriters that we have been blessed to get to know over these last few years of making music, and because of that, we had no shortage of amazing songs sent to us,” said Joshua Harris. There are spectacular such as:  “Time’s A Crooked Thing” by Irene Kelley and Becky Buller, “Between Me and Jolene” written by Kim Fox and Brandon Rickman (Lonesome River Band), “The Things We Do For Dreams” written by Brink Brinkman and Tresa Jordan, and three impressive originals from band member and two-time IBMA Momentum Vocalist Award Nominee, Sarah Harris.

Tracks and songwriters include: 

  1. Between Me and Jolene – 3:27 – Kim Fox and Brandon Rickman
  2. Time’s a Crooked Thing – 3:17 – Irene Kelley and Becky Buller
  3. The Promised Land – 3:51 – Fred Lehner and Andy Spooner
  4. Lover’s Leap – 4:58 – Sarah Harris
  5. The Mirror – 3:53 – Joie Scott and Bob Stewart
  6. Ten Miles to Deep Gap – 3:14 – Jack Lawrence
  7. The Things We Do for Dreams – 3:41 – Brink Brinkman and Tresa Jordan
  8. Silver and Gold – 4:25 – Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins and Stan Perkins
  9. Right Where She Left Him – 3:44 – Kim Fox and Craig Market
  10. My Own Worst Enemy – 3:46 – Sarah Harris
  11. Secrets – 4:47 – Sarah Harris
  12. Come Back Train – 3:16 – Jerry Salley and Cassidy Lynn Alexander

Group-Pic-2 (2)The album includes the talents of band members: Sarah Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocal, Mandolin; Joshua Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Banjo, Dobro; Brianna Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Fiddle; and parents Lisa Harris – Harmony Vocals, Bass and Mike Harris – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Guitar. Things We Do For Dreams was recorded at the band’s Orange Blossom studio in Callahan, Fla.

Trinity River Band made an impressive showing on the second round ballots that will help determine the final International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nominations. The band’s fellow voting members placed them as candidates for nomination in these categories:  Vocal Group of the Year; Emerging Artist of the Year; Song of the Year – “How Blue”; Album of the YearHeartstrings; Female Vocalist of the Year – Sarah Harris; Recorded Event of the Year for “Fences” with special guest Marty Raybon written by Brink Brinkman and Dale Pyatt; and Gospel Recorded Event of the Year – “Give God the Power” written by Brink Brinkman.

For more information on Trinity River Band, please visit trinityriverband.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Detour Joins Sam Bush, Balsam Range, Becky Buller at Music City Roots August 13, 2014

Music-City-Roots-620Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will perform Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Music City Roots – Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. This live concert event, featuring Sam Bush, Detour, Balsam Range and Becky Buller, will be webcast nationwide at musiccityroots.com or via the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at MusicCityRoots.com.

Detour Bluegrass 12This highly anticipated concert will follow the International Bluegrass Music Association’s press conference where the 2014 IBMA Award Nominees will be announced.

Detour has celebrated significant chart success with their Mountain Fever Records’ album GOING NOWHERE FAST that includes the #1 Bluegrass Today chart single (July 2014) “Too Blue To Have The Blues.” The song, written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart and #5 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.

Music City Roots fans will certainly be impressed by the outstanding talents of Missy Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass).
For more information on DETOUR, please visit detourbluegrass.com, and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Music City Roots is held at The Factory at Franklin Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064. Please visit them at www.MusicCityRoots.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Nu-Blu Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour with A New Website And Chart Single

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Nu-Blu Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Tour with
A New Website And Chart Single

 “Martha and Mary” Appearing On Singing News Magazine and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Charts

Nu-Blu kicks off their 10th Anniversary year with the launch of a brand new website and a national tour that will take them across the country performing at major festivals, concert halls, and more. The band will soon announce details of an upcoming album, but they are continuing the celebration of their latest album, NAIL BY NAIL.

“Martha and Mary,” written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell, is the first single release from NAIL BY NAIL. The song appears at #2 on this month’s Singing News Magazine Top Song Chart for the second month in a row, climbs higher on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Bluegrass Song Chart and previously debuted at #8 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20.

Nu-Blu is also proud to announce their lead vocalist and bassist, Carolyn Routh, graduated from the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Leadership Bluegrass 2013. Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, along with leadership development issues. Leadership Bluegrass 2013 was hosted at BMI, and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month.

For more information on Nu-Blu including tour dates, music and band members, Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner, please visit their new website at Nu-Blu.com.

Pinecastle Records Releases New Album by Nu-Blu

Nu-Blu has embraced the Gospel tradition of bluegrass with their first all-gospel album, Nail by Nail, now available on Pinecastle Records. This special new project includes the recently released first single, “Martha and Mary” that was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell. The song debuted earlier this month at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20. The album was recorded and produced by Nu-Blu at Red Squared Audio, located in Siler City, NC.

Recently, Nu-Blu joined Dennis Jones for a special Track by Track episode that aired on WNCW Radio’s Goin’ Across The Mountain show.  The full album is available now to all radio stations at AirplayDirect.com along with their other music including albums THE BLU-DISC, NIGHTS and their previously released holiday single “Christmas in Dixie.”

Not only is radio welcoming NAIL BY NAIL, but critics agree is it an exceptional album saying:

“These kids play it straight and are more about sending positive lyric messages than amping up the hellfire that awaits. And they sing and play like angels that walk among us. This is a lovely, four star/thumbs up record… The religious/spiritual market wouldn’t be so marginalized if there was more music like this. Well done.”  Midwest Record Recap

“For fans of bluegrass and country, looking for some uplifting (and edifying) lyrics, Nail By Nail should certainly be a proper selection.  The lyrical content of the aforementioned songs, along with the rest of the album, are an inspiring and pointed reminder of the grace of God exposed in the life of His son Jesus.” Alpha Omega News

“Nu-Blu is a band that delivers good bluegrass.”  Keith Lawrence, Bluegrass Notes

“I am so thankful that God opened this door. Nu-Blu is a wonderful group with some wonderful songs in Nail by Nail. I hope you will check out this CD when it comes out publicly. I can see Hammer being sung in churches during the offering or as a special song.” Family Friendly Gaming

Nu-Blu includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner who have been extremely busy on the road this year performing over 70 dates at festivals and concerts throughout the USA and Canada.  The band recently sat down with John Lawless during the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention and talked about the album.

Next year Nu-Blu will celebrate their 10 year anniversary, so for updates and tour information, please visit www.Nu-Blu.com, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on Pinecastle Records, please visit www.PinecastleMusic.com.

“Martha & Mary” by Nu-Blu Now Out to Radio

Pinecastle Records is pleased to announce today’s new single, “Martha and Mary” by Nu-Blu. The song was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell and appears on Nu-Blu’s first gospel album, NAIL BY NAIL set for release October 30, 2012. The single has been serviced to bluegrass radio stations and is also available at AirplayDirect.com.

“The story of Martha and Mary is one of the great Gospel stories of the Bible. Nu-Blu’s latest single, ‘Martha and Mary’ reminds us that there is a little bit of Martha and a little bit of Mary in each of us. Talk about getting a listener – any listener – to relate to the song’s message, Nu-Blu has a sure-fire winner in this song, destined to be a favorite among fans and radio programmers alike,” said Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass.

Fans can listen to the new single “Martha and Mary” plus pre-order a copy of NAIL BY NAIL at pinecastlemusic.com/bluegrass-gospel/nail-by-nail  and get an instant download of the track, “Martha and Mary.”

The label released Nu-Blu’s THE BLU-DISC last year that included the impressive single “Other Woman’s Blues” that was also released as a music video. Pinecastle also released a holiday single, “Christmas in Dixie,” late last year as well. Just a few short weeks later, that holiday favorite reached the #1 spot on the Airplay Direct’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart.

This energetic bluegrass band, consisting of Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner, has certainly proven to have crossover success in a variety of genres.  They have been featured in numerous Bluegrass publications including the April 2012 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. Their single, “Spin On A Red Brick Floorfrom their NIGHTS album debuted at #10 on the Euro Americana Chart and spent five weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 chart.  Nu-Blu were the winners of the Country Band of the Year Award by the Carolina Music Awards in 2010 and were nominated by the organization again last year as the Country/Bluegrass/Americana Group of the Year.

For more information on Nu-Blu and to receive upcoming announcements on NAIL BY NAIL, please www.Nu-Blu.com. For more information on Pinecastle Records, please visit www.PinecastleMusic.com.

COUNTRY ROAD travel documentary features Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

COUNTRY ROADS, the travel documentary by German filmmaker Christopher Mosselman which prominently features the talents of Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s “Twilights” show.  In 2010 while still in production, the film picked up the school’s Caligari prize.  The film is in the final stages of editing.

For continued updates and to find out when the film will be available for viewing and purchase, please stay tuned to ValerieSmithOnline.com.  In the meantime, click here to view (or view below) the Country Roads trailer.  Note that the bed music, “Heaven Is Waiting,” was written by Liberty Pike member, Becky Buller and performed by Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike on her album THAT’S WHAT LOVE CAN DO.

Today’s New CD Release by Valerie Smith

Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the release of, BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS by Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, the first album to be recorded at the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) in Owensboro, Ky. This “six-pack project” is part of 12 songs recorded at the IBMM.  A second volume of six songs is scheduled to be released this time next year.  Go behind the scenes with Valerie Smith and Becky Buller to learn more about the making of this landmark recording by visiting their YouTubechannel and viewing a short presentation.

“Last January, I pulled together some of my colleagues, Ernie Evans, Rebekah Long, and Becky Buller in conjunction with the IBMM to teach 24 schools throughout Daviess County, Ky., for two weeks.  Inspired by the chance to spend so much time at the IBMM, I decided it was an incredible opportunity to record an album while we were there.  So we brought recording equipment along with us and set up in the Radio Bluegrass International (RBI) Cave at the museum.  We wanted it to be a live feel, so we just jumped in and got creative in the makeshift studio.  We performed three school programs a day, on average.  In the afternoons and evenings, we recorded.  In between takes, I would walk around the exhibits, reading the incredible stories about the artists, feeling the passion that we all have for this beautiful genre—bluegrass,” explained Valerie.

“If you’re someone who enjoys numerical significance, the release date of Valerie Smith’s CD, BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS, 1-11-11, should be pretty hard to top. Not only are all those involved #1 supporters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, but they also made history here in January of 2010. There, surrounded by artifacts of bluegrass legends, undaunted by illness, fatigue, ice and snow, they came together with enormous energy and creativity and made history by becoming the first to ever record a CD inside the hallowed walls of the IBMM. We wish them every success with their new and wonderful CD,” said Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director, International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro, Ky., USA

The album was produced by the award-winning and highly respected, Becky Buller, who lent her vocal, fiddle, guitar, and songwriting talents to the project, and served as associate engineer.  Buller co-wrote the title track with Elizabeth Shrum. Buller also wrote the wonderful gospel tune “A Good Day, Lord” with Jeff Hyde.  Ben Speer, legendary gospel artist, arranger and producer, made a guest appearance on the Merle Travis tune “No Vacancy,” along with Valerie’s husband,Kraig Smith. “No Vacancy” was sent to Valerie by her friend Dave Freeman (Rebel Records) and it appeared on an early Glen Campbell album which at the time was considered to be a bluegrass project.

For more info, please visit: valeriesmithonline.com

 

#1 Song for Blue Moon Rising

BLUE MOON RISING’s first single, “Time To Be Movin’ On,” is the #1 Song on the Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction’s Top 40 Most-Played Tracks, with the album, STRANGE NEW WORLD appearing at #5 on the Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction Top 40 Most-Played Album charts this month.  “They are an exceptionally talented bunch of guys with a vision for great bluegrass making STRANGE NEW WORLD one of the best CDs I’ve heard all year,” said Kyle Cantrell, Sirius-XM Radio who recently featured the band on his popular Track by Track radio show.

Charlie Hall, WCYO FM radio has praises for the song as well, Time To Be Movin’ On, the first release from the STRANGE NEW WORLD CD by Blue Moon Rising really sets the tone for this great project and it is at the top of my list of Top 20 New Songs for 2010.” made an impressive debut at #10 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP) Top 30 Hot Singles chart for December with the album making the chart as well. STRANGE NEW WORLD hit #1 on the Roots Music Bluegrass Report (12/7/10); debuted at #9 on the BMP Top 20 Albums (Dec); remained at #5 album on Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20 Bluegrass Albums for the second month in a row; and appeared this month on Orin Friesen’s Bluegrass Top 40 Bluegrass Albums.

“Time To Be Movin’ On”

Another track from the album, “Living Water” has also been receiving tremendous airplay from numerous radio stations including appearing on the WBTX Radio’s Top 20 Playlist this month.  “Living Water” is an original song by Blue Moon Rising member, Chris West.  It was also recorded by his good friends and label mates, Brand New Strings and appears on their “NO STRINGS ATTACHED” album also released this year. 

STRANGE NEW WORLD includes the talents of BLUE MOON RISING members: Chris West (vocals, guitar);  Brandon Bostic (mandolin, vocals); Tony Mowell (bass and vocals); Owen Piatt (banjo); with special guests, Tim Crouch (fiddle) and Randy Kohrs (Dobro).  The CD combines a very eclectic mix of new original material with West contributing 7 of the 13 tracks.  Other writers include:  Brandon Bostic, Mike Dekle, Kevin Denney, Becky Buller, Jon Weisberger/Jeremy Garrett and Clint Wilson.

The album is now available at stores including: iTunes, Amazon, Wal-Mart, and more fine outlets.  For information on the new album, tour schedule and more, please visit www.bluemoonrisingband.com.

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Valerie Smith’s BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS Arriving 1.11.11

Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the new single release, “Blame It On the Bluegrass” by VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike. The song was written by Becky Buller and Elizabeth Shrum and is the title track from Valerie’s long awaited new album produced by Becky Buller and set for release January 11, 2011.

Blame it On The Bluegrass is like a breath of fresh air.  It’s a cleverly-written, expertly performed song featuring the voice of one of the music’s most unique and underrated singers.  This is one that can’t-miss,” said Kyle Cantrell, Sirius-XM Radio.

“If you’re someone who enjoys numerical significance, the release date of VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike’s CD, BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS, 1-11-11, should be pretty hard to top. Not only are the members of this band #1 supporters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, they also made history here back in January of 2010.  While VSLP was in Owensboro performing for 24 elementary schools as part of our Bluegrass in the Schools program, they met each evening in ‘The Cave’ at the museum. There, surrounded by artifacts of bluegrass legends, undaunted by illness, fatigue, ice and snow, they came together with enormous energy and creativity and made history by becoming the first band to ever record a CD inside the hallowed walls of the IBMM. We wish them every success with their new and wonderful CD,” said Gabrielle Gray, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.

VALERIE SMITH & Liberty Pike will be performing songs from BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS tonight (12/15/10) on MUSIC CITY ROOTS broadcast live from at the Loveless Café  at 7:00 PM CT on Lightning 100 WRLT-FM in Nashville, TN., and viewed via Livestream.com.   They group will also perform this Thursday (12/16/10) at NASHVILLE TRADITIONS held at the Ernest Tubb Troubadour Theater with Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry™ member Charlie Louvin and Patsy & Donna Stoneman of the legendary Stoneman Family.

VALERIE SMITH recently oined the growing number of artists and labels using Airplay Direct (a popular radio service company) to launch TWO NEW SINGLE RELEASES,Blame It On The Bluegrass” and her new Christmas single, “Send Yourself Home for Christmas.”  Last week, the Christmas song was #4 on the service’s Global Radio Indicator Top 50 Chart along with 8 songs from previous albums.  This week, 2 songs from previous albums appear on the airplay Direct Global Bluegrass Chart with 5 songs from appearing on the Airplay Direct Global Americana Singles Chart including  “I Feel The Blues Movin’ In” from Turtle Wings (Rebel Records) appearing in the #5 spot.

For more information on VALERIE SMITH & LIBERY PIKE including BLAME IT ON THE BLUEGRASS please visitwww.valeriesmithonline.com

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