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The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Take Me Back, One Month Away

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Take Me BackColumbus, NC -- Take Me Back, the new album from The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, will officially be released in retail outlets on July 17th, 2012. Radio DJs across the country are already spinning the new album which spans the gap between classic country and bluegrass. Take Me Back, is the first release since 2003 for Karl Shiflett and has been highly anticipated by fans of the band, which has been touring the country regularly for decades.

The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and at . Fans that pre-order from the Pinecastle website will get an immediate download of the single "Song on the Jukebox," a digital download of the album on the release date, and a CD shipped to them on the release date.

"Take Me Back is primarily a collection of tunes I heard and learned while growing up in Texas in the mid sixties (about 45 years ago),” explains Karl. The material covers songs by Don Gibson, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Wills, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, and Floyd Tillman. There are a couple of new tunes, “Song on the Jukebox” written by Monroe Fields and a gospel song called “Open up your Heart (and let Jesus In),” written by Karl Shiflett.

The current line-up for The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show includes: Karl Shiflett (lead vocals/rhythm guitar). Kris Shiflett (acoustic upright bass), Chris Hill (banjo/harmony vocals), C.J. Lewandowski (mandolin/harmony vocals) and Billy Hurt (fiddle).

"Really like Karl Shifflett & Big Countrys' new CD. There's times on my program I need to circle back to a good old fashioned sound or even a classic country tune done up bluegrass style and this right in Karls wheelhouse." – Jerry Mills, KOLT

"We are way overdue to have a CD from Karl!! I have always liked his very distinctive Texas voice and he has drawn pretty well when he has been in our area in the past." – Bruce Mountjoy, WYEPTake Me Back

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