New Single from Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Stanley Family Records is proud to announce a landmark new single, “Goin’ Round This World” by Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys. The song appears on the band’s self-titled album releasing this summer. This is the first recording released since Ralph II honored his father’s wishes by taking over the Clinch Mountain Boys band name last year after his passing.  These big shoes are being filled by the talents of previous Clinch Mountain Boy John Rigsby on fiddle and mandolin, Alex Leach on banjo, Noah Brown on the upright bass, and Ralph II on the guitar.

Ralph II has earned two Grammy nominations on previous albums including a Grammy Award on Lost in the Lonesome Pines along with his father, Dr. Ralph Stanley for their collaboration with Jim Lauderdale. Ralph II has also proven to be an accomplished songwriter and has six solo albums, along with the highly-acclaimed duet album with his father titled Side by Side.

The Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys’ self-titled album will officially release on Friday, May 26, 2017 during Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 47th Annual Hills of Home Bluegrass Festival to be held Memorial Day weekend in Coeburn. For the past six years, Ralph II has successfully carried on his father’s legacy by running the event. This year will be no exception as it includes a stellar line-up with: Jim Lauderdale, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Dave Adkins Band, Flatt Lonesome, and a very special artist announcement coming soon.

 “Goin’ Round This World” was written by Ralph II, Alex Leach, and Joe Rose and will be serviced to radio stations today.  The song was released for sale March 30 on CDBaby  and available on  iTunes, Amazon and more digital outlets.

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As one might expect for the son of a renowned banjo player, the first instrument Ralph II ever held was a banjo. At the ripe old age of three, Ralph (or simply “Two” as he is called by his family and friends), had his first lesson from the elder Stanley, learning a simple finger roll. It turned out, however, that he would not be following in his father’s footsteps, when it came to his choice of instrument. He soon fell under the spell of the undisputed king of boyhood musical desires, the guitar.

Despite his interest in the guitar, and the fact that he was occasionally traveling with the Clinch Mountain Boys on the road, he had not yet developed an ambition to play professionally. It took until age twelve and an old 1977 video of the late Keith Whitley during his tenure as lead singer for the Clinch Mountain Boys, to inspire him to become a professional musician. After seeing Whitley with the elder Stanley, he was hooked and spent hours in the family basement honing his skills, and weathering the comparisons to his late Uncle Carter. His persistence paid off, and he took the stage as lead singer with Ralph Sr. and the Clinch Mountain Boys in June of 1995. Since then, he has earned the respect of Stanley fans everywhere, and has garnered praise as a strong new artist in his own right.

New Single Release by Dave Adkins on Mountain Fever Records

da_cover_webMountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music by Dave Adkins. “Change Her Mind” is available to radio today and is the first single from Adkins’ self-titled album due for release in February 26th.

Dave Adkins is a powerhouse of talent. His vocals, songwriting, and excitable stage presence simply astounds audiences, drawing them in almost instantaneously within the first few moments of a live performance experience. New fans of his music soon learn that behind Adkins’ immeasurable talent is a heart of gold, sincere in his approach to his music and with his fans.

In February 2014, Mountain Fever Records released Adkins’ solo album, Nothing To Lose. Adkins contributed his songwriting talents with one co-write and three originals – one of which was the instant chart success “Pike County Jail.” Numerous other tracks dominated the bluegrass radio charts in 2014 including the title track reaching #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, several #1s on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20, and the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums charts in 2014 and Top 150 Albums of 2015.

Adkins’ second project on the label was the collaborative album Adkins & Loudermilk that helped garner the duo a nomination by the International Bluegrass Music Association for the 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year Award. The first single release, titled “Back Side of Losing,” was written by Dave Adkins and Mark “Brink” Brinkman and appeared on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 50 Songs of 2015. The album also appeared at #17 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 150 Albums of 2015.

Fans and radio are ready for more from Dave Adkins so with that in mind, Adkins began gathering material for his next solo project. With a killer track list of tunes written by some of the industry’s most talented songwriters, along with Adkins’ originals and co-writes, they will not be disappointed. The first single, “Change Her Mind” written by Adkins, is now available to radio programmers via AirPlay Direct and consumers may purchase the single via iTunes beginning January 18th.

For more about Dave Adkins, visit daveadkinsmusic.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit mountainfever.com.

Orange Blossom Records Signs Trinity River Band and Releases New Single

Banner-trinity-river-band-2014“Better Than Blue” – Written by Larry Cordle & Linda Shaffer and Now Out to Radio & Available for Digital Purchase

Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce they have signed Trinity River Band to the label and are celebrating with a new single release today. “Better Than Blue” is now available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlaydirect.com/music/BetterThanBlue/and for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon, TrinityRiverBand.com and more sites.

single-betterthanblue-trinityriverband250w“Better Than Blue” was written by Larry Cordle and Lisa Shaffer. “Fantastic singing and playing from a band that I’m really loving. They really got the spirit of the song and I’m so proud of this cut of it! Remember their name folks because you’re going to be hearing a lot more from them,” said Cordle.

Many others agree this is a perfect song to launch Trinity River Band’s highly anticipated new album:

“Love the new single from the Trinity River Band. Sarah Harris is the real deal…she has become one of my favorite new singers. Written by two of my favorite people in Nashville, Larry Cordle and Lisa Shaffer, this song is a perfect fit for Sarah’s powerful voice. The future is extremely bright for the TRB, and I’m one of their biggest fans!” – Bradley Walker

“Better Than Blue showcases the bands tasteful musicianship and arrangements but the real standout on this track is Sarah Harris’ lead vocal. She’s poised to be a Female Vocalist of the Year nominee in the not too distant future with powerful and soulful chops on display here. I expect great things for this North Florida band in the year to come!” – Tim Shelton NewFound Road/10.26 Touring

Trinity River Band has been very busy on their national tour performing at major events and festivals along with gaining coverage on TV, Radio and media outlets throughout the country. The band includes the talents of Sarah Harris (Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mandolin); Mike Harris (Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals); Lisa Harris (Bass, Harmony Vocals); Josh Harris (Banjo, Dobro, Harmony Vocals); and Brianna Harris (Fiddle, Harmony Vocals).

Fans can learn more about Trinity River Band including their brand new Fan Club, music and tour dates at TrinityRiverBand.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Orange Blossom Records is an innovative, Florida based record label focused on Americana and Acoustic Roots Artists, Recording and Development. They are based in Callahan, Florida and are a full-service record label, providing recording, art design, publicity, and digital marketing. Although primarily intended to cater to Florida and Georgia artists due to geographical proximity, OBR can provide services nationwide for artists in any part of the country.

DETOUR Releases New Single – “Too Blue To Have The Blues”

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detour-joeval-2014The tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies of Michigan bluegrass band Detour, are about to get a broader listening audience. Detour will release the first single off their upcoming Mountain Fever Records album TODAY. The single is titled “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” and was co-written by Detour’s own Jeff Rose and longtime bluegrass songwriter and radio DJ, Terry Herd. Their sound had taken listeners down a unique bluegrass road for years and this new venture is no different.

Detour bandleader Jeff Rose says, “Blues is a huge part of bluegrass. Most songs about the blues revel in swimming in the blues. This song is about being beyond the blues, so low that you have to look up to even see the blues. For Detour it shows a whole new level of grassiness.”

With bandmate Melissa “Missy” Armstrong on lead vocals, by the end of the second line of the first verse, there is no doubt that the blues are about to be crushed.

“Missy Armstrong is my favorite singer,” Rose says. Most people know of her from her mid-tempo bluegrass and ballads but she also has a blues side to her voice that is riveting. Our last CD “A Better Place” focused mostly on her sweet side. “Too Blue” is one of the songs on the new CD that really show off the blue side of Missy.”

Armstrong is a fan of the song too. “It’s always interesting to see a song from its beginning to its release. I remember hearing this song for the first time in an air conditioned tent behind the stage at a festival in Kentucky. The entire band took to it immediately. I love the way a song takes on a life of it’s own!” says Missy Armstrong.

“Songwriters are always waiting for that phrase that jumps out,” Rose observes. “While at a festival in Kentucky, I heard something that led to the idea that you could be so blue that you couldn’t even have the blues. I created the music and the lyrics. Then leaned on my friend Terry Herd to help me wrap the song with a third verse. Most of my songs have a positive message so this was a departure for me ,” he says with a chuckle.

The single and album was recorded at Frontier Recording, frontierrecording.com, engineer Scott Zylstra, production Jeff Rose/Scott Zylstra. Mastered by Brandon Hodges at Dead Oak Mastering. It’s the record they’ve wanted to make for some time.

“We are super excited about our first single from this album,” Rose says. “Too Blue To Have The Blues” showcases the blue side of Missy Armstrong and the inescapable fact that we love playing bluegrass.”

Band members include 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, visit www.detourbluegrass.com or www.mountainfever.com

New Single Release by Dave Adkins

daveadkins300wMountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new bluegrass single release, “Pike County Jail” written and performed by Dave Adkins. The song is now available for purchase at iTunes and to radio programmers at AirPlayDirect.com.

“Pike County Jail” will appear on Adkins’ new solo album, NOTHIN TO LOSE scheduled for release early 2014.

“Dave Adkins and the folks at Mountain Fever have overdone themselves with Pike County Jail!!! The pickers are top shelf and the song (written by Dave) has excellent lyrics, perfect timing, gut wrenching vocals, and something a lot of ‘prison songs’ don’t have – optimism.  If there is such a category, it would be a happy jail song.  Can’t wait for the unleashing of this killer tune! Bluegrass fans, get ready!!!!!!” – Buddy Michaels host of Hometown Festival Radio, @WBAG/WKRX/WLHC/WLQC and buddymichaels.com

“What a breath of fresh air!  Dave Adkins brings a fresh soulful sound and attitude to the bluegrass world.  “Pike County Jail” the new single reflects that perfectly.  He brings it with total effort and I can’t wait to see what the future brings with Dave Adkins!  I promise this is GREAT STUFF!” – Gene Skinner, Great Stuff Radio

“The new single from Dave Adkins on Mountain Fever Records delivers a good dose of traditional bluegrass. Pike County Jail has all the elements of a great bluegrass song….prison, moonshine, redemption, love, babies and new beginnings. Dave Adkins steps out with this one proving he can sing traditional bluegrass with the best of them.” – Judith Burnette, The Blue Ridge Backroads Show, WBRF, Galax, VA

Dave Adkins has been receiving tremendous buzz among music fans due to his exciting live performances highlighted by his powerful vocals – even garnering him a nomination as SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year earlier this year. Fans will certainly want to stay tuned later this week for an official announcement and a new website that will include a 2014 tour schedule.

Pike County Jail” was co-produced by Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, mixed by Mountain Fever Studios, and mastered by Brandon Hodges of Dead Oak Mastering.  For more information on Adkins’ new single and upcoming solo album, please visit .