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“God Didn’t Choose Sides” Debuts at #6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Album Chart

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 Civil War True Stories about Real PeopleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce the new album God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People debuts at #6 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. This special project has been all over Amazon Best Sellers charts over the last week - reaching #1 on the Folk/Traditional Folk numerous times and ranking as high as #115 in music for all genres.

Last week, Sirius XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction aired a Track by Track for the album. Host, Kyle Cantrell interviewed Sam Passamano (Executive Producer), Steve Gulley (Album producer) and Mark “Brink” Brinkman (Songwriter) where they discussed in detail the inspiration for the album, songs and artists that are part of this historic project.

"Feedback has been pouring in for weeks from listeners and music fans with congratulatory remarks about this meaningful album. So many people have poured their heart and soul into this project, so that means so much to all of us,” said Passamano.

Last month, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) presented a special benefit music event for the album that was held at the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship. This successful event included amazing and memorable performances by some of the top talents in bluegrass music.

The album, em>God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People includes performances by: Marty Raybon, Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Carrie Hassler, Bradley Walker, Tim Stafford, Ronnie Bowman, Dave Adkins, Brad Gulley, and many more. Just some of the musicians on the album include: Ron Stewart, Adam Steffey, Justin Moses, Tim Stafford, Alan Bibey and Mark Fain. The talented songwriters include Paula Breedlove, Mark Brinkman, Brad Davis, Ray Edwards, Mike Evans, Terry Foust, Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford.

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