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 ShannonandHeatherslaughter.com. Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Americana and all radio programmers can download the song at AirPlayDirect.com.

“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 shannonandheatherslaughter.com and join them on Facebook and twitter.com/The_Slaughters.

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 AirPlayDirect.com.

“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 larrystephensonband.com.

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 larrystephensonband.com and join them on facebook.com/LSBand.

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 Indigogo.com. The single is now available for purchase at DonnaHughes.com.

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

Please visit DonnaHughes.com and join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and Pandora.

“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 countyclare.com.

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 AirPlayDirect.com. 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 youtube.com.

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 www.TrinityRiverBand.com  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 AirplayDirect.com.  “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 CarrieHassler.com for more information and upcoming album and video announcements.  For additional questions, please contact HopeRiverEntertainment.com

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 AirplayDirect.com.

“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 MartyRaybon.com

For more information on Rural Rhythm Christian, please visit RuralRhythmChristian.com

New Christmas single released: “Little Did They Know”

Wonderful to hear two of our favorite female vocalists on a new Christmas song! 

Today Rural Rhythm Christian Records announced the new Christmas song, “Little Did They Know,” written by acclaimed songwriter, Rick Lang.  Arranged and produced by Stephen Mougin, “Little Did They Know” features the elegant vocals of Jana Mougin (lead vocalist from the popular Euro band Fragment) with Melonie Cannon and Stephen Mougin providing harmony vocals.  They are joined by a great cast of musicians including: Randy Kohrs (Resonator Guitar); Stephen Mougin (Acoustic Guitars); Todd Parks (Bass); and Chris Brown(Drums).

“Writing Christmas and Seasonal material has been a passion of mine for a very long time. It goes back to the influences and experiences I had as a child at Christmas in our New Hampshire home. There have been many great songs written about the birth of Jesus that we all long to hear at this time of the year.  That being said, there still needs to be new songs written and recorded that hopefully will appeal to future generations as well.  I want to be one of the writers that helps keeps the Nativity Story alive…. in people’s minds…and hearts,” explained Rick Lang.

This beautiful tune will certainly appeal to any radio program that plays Christmas music during this holiday season.  Radio programmers can download the song free at Airplay Direct.com

“Little Did They Know” is available for purchase through all digital vendors including iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, eMusic, etc.

More on Jana Mougin

Jana joined the popular Euro band Fragment in 1992, originally as the lead singer, but has been the band’s bass player since 2000. She graduated from Comenius University, Bratislava with a degree in journalism. Before she became a full time musician she made documentaries in Slovak Television and hosted her own music show on Radio Forte in Trnava, Slovakia.

Jana was voted Slovak Bluegrass Music Association (SkBMA) Vocalist of the Year (1999, 2000) and Bluegrass Association of Czech Republic Vocalist of the Year (1997, 1998, 2000).

In 2005 she moved to Nashville, TN with her husband Stephen Mougin.  In the past few years she has recorded and performed with April Verch, Melonie Cannon, Thayer Washer, Pam Daley, Nedski and Mojo, and Cages Bend.  Jana plays Fender Mustang Bass with pickups made by Curtis Novak.