Nashville, TN October 30, 2012 - Nu-Blu has embraced the Gospel tradition of bluegrass with their first all-gospel album, Nail by Nail, now available on Pinecastle Records. This special new project includes the recently released first single, “Martha and Mary” that was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell. The song debuted earlier this month at #8 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20. The album was recorded and produced by Nu-Blu at Red Squared Audio, located in Siler City, NC.
Recently, Nu-Blu joined Dennis Jones for a special Track by Track episode that aired on WNCW Radio’s Goin’ Across The Mountain show. The full album is available now to all radio stations at AirplayDirect.com along with their other music including albums The Blu-Disc, Nights and their previously released holiday single “Christmas in Dixie.”
"The story of Martha and Mary is one of the great Gospel stories of the Bible. Nu-Blu's latest single, ‘Martha and Mary’ reminds us that there is a little bit of Martha and a little bit of Mary in each of us. Talk about getting a listener – any listener - to relate to the song's message, Nu-Blu has a sure-fire winner in this song, destined to be a favorite among fans and radio programmers alike,” said Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass.
Fans can listen to the new single “Martha and Mary” plus pre-order a copy of Nail By Nail at pinecastlemusic.com/bluegrass-gospel/nail-by-nail and get an instant download of the track, "Martha and Mary."
The label released Nu-Blu’s The Blu-Disc last year that included the impressive single “Other Woman’s Blues” that was also released as a music video. Pinecastle also released a holiday single, “Christmas in Dixie,” late last year as well. Just a few short weeks later, that holiday favorite reached the #1 spot on the Airplay Direct’s Top Bluegrass Album Chart.
This energetic bluegrass band, consisting of Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner, has certainly proven to have crossover success in a variety of genres. They have been featured in numerous Bluegrass publications including the April 2012 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.
Their single, “Spin On A Red Brick Floor” from their Nights album debuted at #10 on the Euro Americana Chart and spent five weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 chart. Nu-Blu were the winners of the Country Band of the Year Award by the Carolina Music Awards in 2010 and were nominated by the organization again last year as the Country/Bluegrass/Americana Group of the Year.s first gospel album,
Not only is radio welcoming Nail by Nail, but critics agree is it an exceptional album.
“These kids play it straight and are more about sending positive lyric messages than amping up the hellfire that awaits. And they sing and play like angels that walk among us. This is a lovely, four star/thumbs up record... The religious/spiritual market wouldn't be so marginalized if there was more music like this. Well done.”
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Nu-Blu includes the talents of Daniel Routh, Carolyn, Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner who have been extremely busy on the road this year performing over 70 dates at festivals and concerts throughout the USA and Canada. The band recently sat down with John Lawless during the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention and talked about the album.
Next year Nu-Blu will celebrate their 10 year anniversary, so for updates and tour information, please visit www.Nu-Blu.com, Facebook and Twitter. For more information on Pinecastle Records, please visit www.PinecastleMusic.com.