2013 is in overdrive for Cumberland River as this hard driving, high energy bluegrass band, has a brand new album coming out later this year. The band is currently in the studio working on their new project. This album will feature Brad Gulley in his new role as lead singer. Brad is the son of singer/songwriter/producer Steve Gulley.
Cumberland River's roots have run deep in Harlan County Kentucky hills for generations, so it is no surprise fans can hear the heritage of traditional bluegrass in their music. For the die hard Cumberland River fans don’t be alarmed there will still be plenty of Dustin Middleton and Jamie Dean’s vocals. Cumberland River’s new album will release later in 2013 from Rural Rhythm Records.
Jamie Dean said; “Moving Brad Gulley to the front man of the band, was a decision that was easy to make. Brad has such powerful vocals it was a no brainer to move him to the lead spot. He has that high lonesome voice that has really tightened our harmonies. Being Steve’s son, Brad is truly a chip off the old block”
The band actually began in 2009 and early on, they decided they would have to write their own material to ensure their music would appeal to both the younger generation as well as the fans of more traditional, bluegrass music. As evidenced by reviews from media and radio, plus their growing number of loyal fans and at sold out shows, they have certainly accomplished that goal.
2012 got off to a raring start for Cumberland River when they launched the video of their original song "Justified" and also had their original song "Antietam's Hill" featured on the SEASON 3 premiere the hit TV show Justified originally aired on the FX Network on January 17, 2012.
Cumberland River also just sealed endorsement deals with GHS Strings and Parks Leather, who will introduce the Cumberland River signature series instrument straps!