Larry Cordle Releases New Gospel Album

Nashville, Tenn.  (March 30, 2017)  – Larry Cordle is very proud to announce his new gospel album Give Me Jesus is now released. A special first run edition, that includes a 12-page booklet with song lyrics and personal notes for each track, is available until supplies run out.  Physical copies can be purchased at larrycordle.com or CDBaby. The album is also available for digital purchase at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and more outlets.  He has penned hits for some of Country music’s biggest stars and garnered awards for numerous Country and Bluegrass albums, so when he says this album is the highlight of his career, music fans will definitely want to check it out.

Cordle, AKA The Mighty Cord, rounded up some of his closest friends to bring the album to life.  He is joined by Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Val Storey, Don Rigsby, Bradley Walker, Lethal Jackson Angie La Primm and Gail Mayes on vocals.

“I’ve been working on this new gospel album for about a year and a half. I had to practically stop working on it while I was undergoing chemo for my leukemia, which by the grace of God is now in remission. I want to thank you all for the prayers sent up for me during and since my treatment” says Cord.

The liner notes were written by his good friend and songwriting buddy Larry “The Rev” Shell who wrote “The Lord, knowing that Larry is a songwriter, gave him the words and melodies to many of these songs. In fact, if you listen to this collection, you will literally hear Larry’s personal testimony of his strong and enduring faith.”  Cord and Shell wrote three songs on the album including one of the stand out tracks “The Old Thing’s Walkin’ About.” To read the unique and very funny story of how this song came about, you will certainly want to purchase one of the limited 12-page booklet copies.

Bluegrass radio programmers will certainly enjoy “The Lonesome Road” with lead vocals by Carl Jackson’s dad, Lethal Jackson and also “God Had A Hand In It,” written by Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley, featuring guest vocalists Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker and Chris Latham.

Tracks include:

  1. Two Coats (3:28) Trad arr. By Larry Cordle; Vocals: Larry Cordle and Don Rigsby
  2. Give Me Jesus (2:39) Trad arr. Larry Cordle; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey
  3. It’s A Lonesome Road (2:32) Carl Story; Lead Vocals by Lethal Jackson with Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Bradley Walker
  4. I’ll Meet You In the Morning (3:08) A.E. Brumley; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey, Bradley Walker
  5. The Old Thing’s Walkin’ About (3:37) L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Angie La Primm, Gail Mayes
  6. This Blood’s For You (3:44) – L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Chris Latham
  7. God Had A Hand In It (2:31) C. Jackson, J. Salley; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
  8. Gone On Before (3:51) – L. Cordle, R. Bowman; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey
  9. Lost As A Ball In High Weeds (4:27) L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Bradley, Walker
  10. The Old Ship Of Zion (2:05) T. Dorsey; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Don Rigsby, Bradley Walker
  11. The First Step To Heaven (3:08) J. Rushing, E. Gordy, Jr.; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
  12. Family Bible (3:32) W. Nelson; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson and Bradley Walker
  13. When You Pray, Will You Pray For Me (1:09) A. Mier (for Brother Herb): Vocals by: Larry Cordle, Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Bradley Walker

Radio programmers can download the entire album at AirPlayDirect or request a digital or physical copy.

Please visit www.larrycordle.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

More information on Larry Cordle

Kentucky Music Hall of Famer Larry Cordle is also a multi-award IBMA Award Winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and one of Nashville’s most revered Singer-Songwriters penning such hits as “Murder on Music Row” and “Highway 40 Blues.” His songs have been recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and many others. He tours and records with his band Lonesome Standard Time, performs with as a Trio with Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley, and performs every Monday night for New Monday at the Station Inn in Nashville with Val Storey, Carl Jackson and more friends.  In addition to his songwriting and role as a bandleader, Cordle is sometimes featured as a lead and/or background vocalist on some of Nashville’s most awarded and popular music. He’s provided harmony vocals for artists such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Bradley Walker, Billy Yates, Rebecca Lynn Howard and co-writing pal, Jerry Salley. His lead & harmony singing is featured on Livin, Lovin, Losin: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers, which won a GRAMMY for Best Country Album in 2003 and the 2004 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award.  He’s also featured on two tracks of Moody Bluegrass, alongside artists such as Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, John Cowan, Harley Allen et al and again featured as lead vocalist on Moody Bluegrass II.

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Feb 28 – Bristol, TN – Bluegrass All-Stars

Claire Lynch, David Grier, Mike Compton, Michael Cleveland, Charlie Cushman, and Rob Ickes have been added to the lineup for the Bluegrass All-Star Jam on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at The Paramount Center for the Arts for two shows, an afternoon matinee at 2:30 PM and an evening performance at 7:30 PM. 

“We are very excited about these additions to the line-up,” noted Bill Hartley, Executive Director of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance.  Hartley commented that the additions compliment the other artists in the line-up.  “Adding Claire Lynch along with Kim Fox, Missy Raines, and Dale Ann Bradley, highlights some of the top female performers in bluegrass music.  Mike Compton, Michael Cleveland, David Grier, and Rob Ickes are all multiple IMBA Award winners, as are many of the other artists in the line-up.”   Hartley added that Ickes is the most awarded individual player in the history of the IBMA.

Due to inclimate weather, this concert has been re-scheduled from its original date of January 30, 2010.  Since the re-scheduling of the concert several of the artists originally billed will not be able to perform due to prior commitments; however, these artists have been replaced by others of equal ability and renown.  Artists who were originally scheduled but will not be attending include:  Kenny and Amanda Smith, Alan Bibey, and Sammy Shelor.  These artists have been replaced with Claire Lynch, David Grier, Michael Cleveland, Mike Compton, Charlie Cushman and Rob Ickes.  Those remaining on the roster include Terry Baucom, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Bub, Kim Fox, Steve Gulley, Adam Haynes, Phil Leadbetter, Justin Moses, Missy Raines, Don Rigsby, and Tim StaffordCindy Baucom from the nationally syndicated “Knee-Deep in Bluegrass” and 2005 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year will emcee the show. 

Now in its fifth year and previously billed as “Pickin’ at the Paramount,” the Bluegrass All-Star Jam will feature some of the genre’s best artists.  This show is the second in the Birthplace of Country Music @ The Paramount Winter Concert Series.   This show is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources, Bristol Virginia Utilities, City of Bristol Tennessee, Fox Tri-Cities, WETS, WOPI, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ticket prices are $25, ($15 students / $20 advance).  Show times for the Bluegrass All-Star Jam at 2:30 and 7:30.  Tickets must be purchased individually for each of the day’s performances and are available at The Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 423.274.8920 or visit www.theparamountcenter.com or www.etix.com   All tickets purchased for originally scheduled date of January 30, 2010 will be honored on the 28th of February. 

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is a non‐profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the living musical heritage of the Appalachian mountains and the cultural traditions that sustain it. The BCMA is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, call (276) 645‐0111 or visit online at
www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org