Circa Blue Releases New Christmas Single to Radio


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

Volume Five’s “Getting Ready For Baby”

vf_2014_02_webVolume Five’s “Getting Ready For Baby,” written by Jerry Salley, is now available at iTunes and other retail sites. 

Radio programmers down download the song at AirPlay Direct.

See the band live on Dec 18 in Burnsville, NC and Dec 19 in Suwanee, GA.

For more information on Volume Five, please visit their website, Facebook and follow the on Twitter!

New Single Release: “That’s What’s Good In America” by Shannon & Heather Slaughter

newsingle-america-shannon-heatherShannon and Heather Slaughter, both well known for their powerful vocals and ultra-tight harmony, have just released a new single “That’s What’s Good In America” just in time for Memorial Day. Fans can preview and purchase the song at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana and all radio programmers can download the song at

“That’s What’s Good in America” is from Shannon and Heather’s successful chart album, Never Just A Song. “At a time when politics are really dividing this country, America is still a great place to live! I got this idea driving to work one day when I saw a man working in his (very large) garden. I finished the song with the help of Gerald Ellenburg at his cabin in South Carolina. It’s about all the things I am involved with in my life – coaching football, being a husband, and a new father. The last verse is my favorite on the whole record,” said Shannon.

Never Just A Song has spent the last four weeks in the top five on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums. The album also includes their chart hit “Moonshiner” that is currently appearing on SiriusXM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks for May. The song just spent eight consecutive weeks on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Weekly chart along with two months on the Bluegrass Top 20 Monthly chart.

Shannon and Heather are now on tour including their upcoming performance May 22-23 at the Back 40 Bluegrass Festival in Curryville, Missouri. For a complete tour schedule and more information, please visit and join them on Facebook and

New Single Release by the Larry Stephenson Band

albumcover-larrystephenson-400wThe Larry Stephenson Band is proud to announce the title track, “Pull Your Savior In,” as their first single release from their upcoming new album releasing October 21, 2014 on Whysper Dream Music. The song was written by Larry Stephenson and will certainly have your toes tapping.

The band has also released a special featured track, “Amazing Grace” that features special guests Jimmy Fortune, David Parmley, and Dale Perry. Both songs are now available to radio stations at

“Pull Your Savior In” will be available for digital purchase September 23rd on iTunes, Amazon and other retail sites. Fans can pre-order a physical copy of the album now at

the-rec-room-studio-pic-sThe album, Pull Your Savior In, was recorded at The Rec Room in Nashville TN this past summer. It was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and features the 5-string banjo talents of Kenny Ingram.

“This is only our fifth all gospel CD, but gospel songs have always been a big part of our stage show. I hope you will enjoy the album as much as we did recording it,” said Stephenson.

For album updates and a complete tour schedule for The Larry Stephenson Band, please visit and join them on

New Single by Donna Hughes – “The Way I Am” Now Avail to Radio and For Digital Purchase

Donna HughesDonna Hughes is proud to announce the first single release, “The Way I Am” from her upcoming new bluegrass album, FROM THE HEART is now available to radio and for digital purchase.  Donna provides lead vocals on her original song that is a perfect summertime tune with a fun and lively Cajun feel.

She is joined on “The Way I Am” by Scott Vestal (Banjo), Tim Stafford (Lead Guitar), Rob Ickes (Reso Guitar), Cory Piatt (Mandolin), Zak McLamb (Bass), Lucas White (Rhythm Guitar), and Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle and Harmony Vocals).

FROM THE HEART was recorded at Hilltop Studio in Nashville, TN with Engineer Steve Chandler. This highly anticipated new project, set for release later this year on her label, Running Dog Records, includes 16 original songs plus 1 cover. She will also release an Americana album, FLY, this fall featuring 8 originals plus 4 covers.

Donna recently launched an Indiegogo campaign where her fans have been pre-ordering both of these new albums.  As promised, fans who have already participated were the first to receive the new song, “The Way I Am” last week.  Fans can still pre-order these albums and find other levels of supporting her music by visiting The single is now available for purchase at

Radio stations can download “The Way I Am” at or request a WAV file. Lyrics and additional information can be found at her website.

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“If I Were A Carpenter” Second Single Release from Shannon and Heather Slaughter

banner-countyclareShannon and Heather Slaughter & County Clare are proud to announce If I Were A Carpenter” as the second radio single release from their album, ONE MORE ROAD. They perform an outstanding bluegrass version of this Top 40 hit song written by Tim Hardin who sang it solo at Woodstock in 1969. This American Folk classic has been covered by the likes of Bob Seger, Bobby Darrin, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, The Four Tops, Robert Plant and Rod Stewart.

“Bluegrass fans that aren’t familiar with Heather’s soulful vocals are in for a real treat. She and Shannon are both top-flight vocalists, and they make a truly delightful duet in every way. I, for one, am excited about seeing where their music takes them over the next few years. I predict big things,” said Tim Stafford, Blue Highway.

One-More-Road-Cover-200ONE MORE ROAD was released in March on Elite Circuit Music and includes the first single, The Lives of the Innocent that appeared numerous times on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 chart. This Civil War anthem, written by Shannon, features his vocal strength, range and dynamic guitar playing highlighted by Heather’s soulful tenor singing.

Band members John Boulware (fiddle, vocals), Blake Bowen (bass, vocals), Casey Murray (banjo, guitar, vocals), Heather Slaughter (mandolin, vocals), and Shannon Slaughter (guitar, vocals) are now on tour including upcoming performances in Charlotte, MI; Greenwood, SC; Lexington, KY; Worthington, OH; Marshall, IN; and more. For a complete tour schedule and more information the album, please visit

New Single Release by Trinity River Band

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Trinity River Band is proud to announce the new Radio single release “Today It Don’t Look Like Rain,” now available to radio stations at This beautiful new song, written by Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, is the title track from the Trinity River Band’s album releasing April 30. Award winning singer-songwriter, Carl Jackson serves as Consulting Producer for the new project.

cd_artwork_trb_03_single-150“I’ve been a fan of songwriters Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle for many years. Trinity River Band does a great version of “Today It Don’t Look Like Rain.” Great harmonies and great playing. I love it,” Lloyd Maines- Grammy Award Winning Producer for The Dixie Chicks  – Austin, Texas.

The Florida based national touring band has steadily been winning fans and devotees with their high-energy performances, impeccable vocal harmonies and inspiring bluegrass, gospel and country music. Trinity River Band recently made their national TV debut on “Daytime.”  Fans can view the segment at

Trinity River Band includes the mesmerizing lead vocals and mandolin talents of Sarah Harris; guitarist, vocalist and well-respected songwriter Mike Harris; Lisa Harris on bass and harmony vocals; Josh Harris on banjo, Dobro, and harmony vocals); and fiddler, Brianna Harris.

Another respected songwriter, bassist John Pennell, certainly agrees saying, “If you haven’t heard the band Trinity River Band from Callahan, Florida, it would be well worth your while to stop what you’re doing and check out this enormously talented group of musicians. In Sarah Harris, they may have one of the most outstanding lead vocalists to appear on the bluegrass, gospel, country scene in quite some time. And she’s no slouch on the mandolin either.” He continued, “Their rendering of Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle’s Today It Don’t Look Like Rain is nothing short of breathtaking.  If you love great lead and harmony singing, outstanding songwriting, and flawless musicianship, you are gonna love this band.”

For more information on Trinity River Band including pre-ordering your autographed copy of the album, “Today It Don’t Look Like Rain”, please visit  and join them on Facebook.

New Radio Single Release by Carrie Hassler

Listen to a clip of “Luxury Liner”

Award-winning female vocalist, CARRIE HASSLER is gearing up for her upcoming album release, THE DISTANCE, by launching the first radio single, “Luxury Liner,” Tuesday March 6, 2012 via  “Luxury Liner” comes from Country Rock legend songwriter/artist Gram Parsons that Carrie beautifully transforms into a hard drivin’ bluegrass barn burner.

“Wow! Luxury Liner is a fantastic performance by Carrie Hassler. It’s great to receive new music by Carrie and hear her beautiful voice on such fresh and engaging material,” said Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Radio.

Carrie is joined on “Luxury Liner” by the award-winning talents of: Tim Stafford (Guitar); Ron Stewart (Banjo, Fiddle); Justin Moses (Dobro, Fiddle); Mark Fain (Bass); Alan Bibey (Mandolin); Mark Laws (Percussion); Dale Ann Bradley (Harmony Vocals); and the album’s producer, Steve Gulley (Harmony Vocals).

THE DISTANCE includes a wide range of musical styles that represent Carrie’s incredible vocal talent and diversity as she performs heart and soul love songs, beautiful ballads, Patsy Cline Country, Country Inspirational, to hard drivin’ Bluegrass hand-picked by Carrie herself.

Carrie’s previous albums on Rural Rhythm Records earned her a string of #1s plus a long list of numerous awards and recognitions.  Her hit singles include: “I Can Go Back Anytime” (#1 Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Songs, #1 UK Hot Disc); “Faith & Hope” (#1 Power Source Magazine); “Country Strong” (#1 UK Hot Disc); “Leaving You Behind” (#1 SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Top 40); “Second Chances” (Bluegrass Radio Network’s Top Picks of the Year); “Least That I Can Do” (Strictly Country Top Country Songs); along with Top 10 hits and fan favorites such as “Seven Miles From Wichita” and “Going on the Next Train.”

Please visit for more information and upcoming album and video announcements.  For additional questions, please contact

New Country Christian single by Marty Raybon

New Country Christian Single Release:  “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” by Grammy® Award Winning Artist, Marty Raybon  Listen to a clip

January 10, 2012 (Nashville, TN) —  Grammy® award winning artist, Marty Raybon celebrates the New Year with a brand new single release, “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” from his highly anticipated new Country Christian album, HAND TO THE PLOW set for release March 27, 2012 on Rural Rhythm Christian. This beautiful new song is now available for digital purchase via iTunes, Amazon and other major sites and available to radio stations via

“I’ve Seen What He Can Do” was produced by veteran Nashville producer Mark Carman and penned by Lee Black, Sue C. Smith, and Kenna WestMusicians include: Tim Raybon (harmony vocals); Ron Oates (piano), Mark Carman (piano);  Gary Prim (Synthesizer);  Gary Prim (Hammond Organ); Lonnie Wilson (drums); Jimmy Carter (bass); Brent Mason (El Guitar); Bruce Watkins (Ac guitar); Sonny Garish (steel guitar); Larry Franklin (fiddle); and Orchestration by Milton Smith.  Additional production credits go to: Joe Carrell (Engineer) at TBN Studio, Hendersonville, TN; Voytech Kochanek (Vocal Engineer) at Atlantis Studio, Hendersonville, TN; Nick Baird (Production Assistant); and Alan Silverman (Mastering Engineer) at ARF Mastering, New York, NY.  The single was recorded at the Trinity Music City Studio in Hendersonville, TN.

Just a few week’s ago, Rural Rhythm Christian released the new video of “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” that can be viewed on Youtube, Yallwire, Godtube, Marty Raybon’s website, Rural Rhythm Christian, Rural Rhythm Records, and many more sites.  It was filmed and directed by Sammy Passamano III of Rural Rhythm Records and shot on location at The Grand Inheritance, Gallatin, TN.  The video includes a guest starring role by Hannah Cline who plays the daughter.

Marty has produced a remarkable list of career accomplishments including: multiple number one singles; top selling albums; CMA, ACM, IBMA and Grammy® awards; along with scores of other accolades.  Collectively, his contributions to the recording industry have sold well into the millions and he has performed literally thousands of live concerts around the globe.  He is best for known for his role as lead singer of the band Shenandoah and for his award-winning performance on “Butterfly Kisses.”

For more information on Marty Raybon including upcoming tour dates and news, please

For more information on Rural Rhythm Christian, please visit