Charlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is proud to announce the release of "The Story Of The Day That I Died", a brand new single from award winning bluegrass music artists Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. The new song is available to radio programmers today and the complete project, Story Of The Day That I Died, will be released March 12th. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice won the Song of the Year and the Album of the Year at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards.
When Junior Sisk heard his name called as the winner of Song Of The Year for "A Far Cry From Lester And Earl" from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee during the recent International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, he could hardly believe it and could barely speak through his tears of joy. Sisk and his co-writers, Tim Massey and Rick Pardue hugged each other in disbelief and excitement as the sold-out crowd rose to their feet and cheered them on. It wasn't until later in the evening, when Sisk again heard his name called as winner of Album Of The Year for his band's latest Rebel Records CD, The Heart Of A Song, that he managed to gain composure and express appreciation for his colleagues, friends and fans. It was a big night for a man who has been regarded as being one of bluegrass music's most honest voices in the genre's history.
Throughout his music career, Sisk has performed with a plethora of topnotch bands: his family’s band - Dreamin’ Creek, Wyatt Rice And Santa Cruz, The Lost And Found and then eventually with Blueridge where Sisk partnered with mandolinist Alan Bibey from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, he re-formed Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (a band that had a short but successful run in the mid 90’s) and has been going strong ever since. Over the years, his haunting, almost lonesome vocals have earned him the devotion of countless traditional bluegrass fans from all over the world so it comes as no surprise that his peers would recognize his contributions and honor him on what has become known as bluegrass music's biggest night. But with the accolades of Song of The Year and Album of the Year, comes a certain amount of expectancy from those same peers as well as Sisk's fans as to what he and Ramblers Choice will present next.
Rebel Records is excited to present the next chapter in the career of Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice in the form of a brand new single, "The Story Of The Day That I Died", a tongue in cheek tune about a man who faked his own death in an effort to keep his unfaithful wife from taking half of his possessions upon an impending divorce. Written by fellow musician Ashby Frank, "The Story Of The Day That I Died" has been a song in the making for quite some time. "I wrote most of this song about nine years ago on a paper bag while sitting in my car during a snow storm in a McDonald's parking lot in Pikeville, Kentucky," states Frank. "I played what I had of the song for Junior and his wife, Susan, at their home one night shortly after I wrote it. He liked it and even suggested the theme for the ending of the song." According to Frank, Sisk kept asking him about it, resulting in Frank giving the song another work-over, and ultimately pitching it to Sisk again. The song not only landed on the record, but is the title cut of the new project due for release next Spring. "I'm so proud that he decided to recorded it," continues Frank. "Junior Sisk is not just one of my favorite singers and writers alive, but he's also one of my favorite people in the world and I couldn't be happier with the way he and Rambler's Choice performed it on the album."
"The Story Of The Day That I Died" is the first single from the new CD and is available to radio programmers today via digital download at Airplay Direct and also through a special email download from Rebel Records. Radio programmers interested in receiving the single via an email link, may do so by sending their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete CD titled Story Of The Day That I Died is slated for release on March 12, 2013. For more information on Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, including upcoming appearances and photos from the IBMA Awards, please visit www.juniorsisk.us or www.rebelrecords.com