Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time feat Garth Brooks

Fresh off in his induction in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Larry Cordle has received an Award Nomination by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Recorded Event of the Year for “Against The Grain” by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time featuring Garth Brooks. The song was produced by Cordle on his MightyCord Records label.

“Against the Grain” features Lead Vocals by Garth Brooks & Larry Cordle; Back Vocals – Carl Jackson & Larry Cordle; Banjo – Kristin Scott Benson; Bass – Mike Anglin; Dobro – Kim Gardner; Fiddle – Jenee Fleenor; Guitar – Bryan Sutton; and Mandolin – Chris Davis; and Songwriters – Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Bruce Bouton.

In the Track by Track video for “Against the Grain,” Cordle goes into great detail on how the song came to life and Garth Brooks recording it on his multi-million selling album, Ropin The Wind. Fans can watch the video in its entirety at or YouTube.

“Against The Grain” appears on Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time’s ALL-STAR DUETS album that includes Nashville superstars: Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Kathy Mattea, Daryle Singletary, Kevin Denny, Terri Clark, and Travis Tritt. ALL-STAR DUETS is available at iTunes, Amazon, and more fine retail outlets. Radio programmers can download the album at

The 2015 IBMA Awards will be presented Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the IBMA Awards Show to be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. For tickets on the Awards show and the IBMA World of Bluegrass, please visit

Cordle has received numerous other IBMA Awards during his remarkable career including his 2000 IBMA Award for Song of the Year for “Murder On Music Row” with Lonesome Standard Time and written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell.

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“Always Have, Always Will” by Brandon Rickman

Brandon Rikman "Young Man, Old Soul"
Brandon Rikman "Young Man, Old Soul"

Rural Rhythm Records will unveil the first single, “Always Have, Always Will” by BRANDON RICKMAN next week on “Fresh Cuts and Key Tracks” serviced to radio stations.  This fiery, captivating new single was co-written by Brandon Rickman and Chris Stapleton (The Steeldrivers).  The song is enhanced by Brandon’s signature lead vocals, matched with the beautifully blended harmony vocals by Terry Eldridge (The Grascals), and incredible intro and reprise by fellow Rural Rhythm artist, Randy Kohrs on resonator guitar.  Other musicians on the single include: Aaron McDaris (Rhonda Vincent & The Rage) on banjo, Jenee’ Fleenor (Terri Clark) on fiddle, and Brandon performing guitar, bass, mandolin.

The song is from Brandon’s upcoming first solo album, “YOUNG MAN, OLD SOUL, set for a June 30, 2009 release where he co-wrote 10 out of the 12 tracks.  Along with Stapleton, Brandon recruited many of his other talented songwriting friends including, Tammy Rogers (The Steeldrivers); Jerry Salley, Kevin Denney, and Charley Stefl.  Other musicians on the album include: Jamie Johnson (The Grascals); and fellow Lonesome River Band members, Andy Ball and Mike Anglin.

Brandon can also be heard on the Lonesome River Band’s current #1 chart album, “NO TURNING BACK,” (Rural Rhythm) where he serves as lead vocalist and guitarist with the group.  The Lonesome River Band is also celebrating two current chart singles, “Them Blues” with lead vocals provided by Brandon, and “Like A Train Needs a Track” with lead vocals provided by Andy Ball.  Other band members include critically acclaimed banjoist and band leader, Sammy Shelor, along with Mike Hartgrove on fiddle and Mike Anglin on bass.

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