Circa Blue Releases New Christmas Single to Radio

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Circa Blue is proud to announce they have released a new Christmas single titled “Bells of Home” to radio. The song is the title track for their upcoming album releasing later this month. “Bells of Home” was written by David Morris and Dawn Kenny and is now available at AirPlay Direct or by request.

“Every year at National Media Services, we select one prestigious customer to record a Christmas album. For our tenth anniversary it was an easy choice to select Circa Blue. The band came in during the sweltering Summer months and made it Christmas in July in the Upper Room Studios at National Media Services. We couldn’t be happier with the result,” said the company.

Co-writer David Morris explains more about the original song, “At its heart, ‘Bells of Home’ gets at something most of us have felt at some point: Being homesick at the holidays. Once we identified a soldier as our narrator, the possibilities for images and contrasts came pouring out. The hardest part was finding a battle that fit our story line – a fierce firefight, in the snow, on Christmas Eve. We wanted historical accuracy because we knew some listeners would check us. We found what we needed in Belgium in 1944. With the factual frame and a bit of imagination, Dawn and I pulled Bells of Home together quickly. It’s a tribute to families, to traditions and to those who gave up their holidays – some temporarily, some permanently – simply because, as the song notes, “some things are worth fighting for.”

Danny Paisley, this year’s IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year says, “Bells of Home is a song of a soldiers yearning for home at Christmas time. Circa Blue and Steve Harris’ wonderful singing make this a Christmas classic.”

Bells of Home is that hardest thing to find in the musical firmament, a GREAT new Christmas song. While enjoying your freedom this December by the fireplace, as your Christmas tree is shining its lights, listen to the words and music, let them inside and then try, just try, not to shed a grateful tear. Songwriters David Morris and Dawn Kenney, along with Steve Harris and Circa Blue, have created a holiday masterpiece that will find a permanent place in your heart,” says Mike Harris of Trinity River Band.

Musicians on “Bells of Home” include Circa Blue band members Steve Harris – Lead Vocal & Guitar; Malia Furtado- Harmony Vocal & Fiddle; Ryan Mullins – Harmony Vocal & Mandolin; Matt Hickman – Banjo; Ashley Stewart – Bass; and special guest Dawn Kenney – Guitar.

Stay up-to-date on future announcements including the official album release by visiting www.circa-blue.com.

Dave Adkins Continues to Reign On Top of the Bluegrass Radio Charts

da_cover_webDave Adkins self-titled album, that recently made its debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart for retail sales, is now garnering significant success on the bluegrass radio charts.  Adkins’ original song and first single release, “Change Her Mind,” is #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks with the album at #2 on the station’s Most Played Albums this month.

Change Her Mind” has also appeared on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Singles Chart for 11 weeks, recently earning the #1 spot, and appearing in the top 10 for four consecutive weeks. The publication hit the mark saying, “Adkins is entertaining, and truly has one of the most powerful voices in bluegrass today.”

The album and the red hot single continues to climb Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Songs and Top 15 Albums Chart and the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums and Singles charts.

Many other tracks from Dave Adkins have also been well received. The lightning fast “Turn and Burn,” co-written by Dave Adkins, David Morris and Dawn Kenny, was the 2nd Place Winner in the prestigious Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest. The country flavored “Fool-o-sophy” written by Kentucky Hall of Famer Larry Cordle and Country superstar Chris Stapleton, has been appearing on a fan voted Country music chart. The impressive cover of John Michael Montgomery’s country hit “Sold” recently debuted on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly Song Chart.

dave-obxAdkins is now out on tour performing songs from his hit album. Music fans can witness his one of kind live performance in Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia, before he heads out west.  For a full tour schedule, please visit daveadkinsmusic.com.

  • May 13 – Simply the Best in Grayson, Ky.
  • May 20 – Apple Blossom Festival, Elkhorn City, Ky.
  • May 21 – Laurel County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival, London, Ky.
  • May 27 – Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival, Coeburn, Va.
  • June 2 – Collin Raye, Dave Adkins, Lonesome River Band, and more – Island Opry, Manteo, N.C.
  • June 3 – Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival, Williamsburg, Ky.
  • June 12 – 50th Anniversary Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, In.
  • June 18 – Rockahock Spring Bluegrass Festival, Lanexa, Va.
  • June 23 – RudyFest hosted by Lonesome River Band, Grayson, Ky.
  • June 25 – South Branch Bluegrass Festival, Romney, W.V.
  • June 30 – Concert in Downtown Martin, Martin, Ky.

For more information on Dave Adkins, please visit DaveAdkinsMusic.com and join him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music fans can purchase the Dave Adkins album at his live shows or at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Mountain Fever Records, DaveAdkinsMusic.com, and many more fine retail outlets.