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American Drive's Bluegrass Album Cruises To #1

American DriveNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm is proud to announce that American Drive's self-titled debut album has gone #1 on the Sirius/XM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played-Albums Chart for May. American Drive also, has the #2 position on the Sirius XM Radio Most Played-Tracks for May with the song “Is It Too Late To Settle Down”.

In addition, “Is It Too Late To Settle Down” debuted at #19 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay Chart for May. Rural Rhythm has included “Is It Too Late To Settle Down” on the current Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks, 2013 No. 2, Radio CD and is working this song as the current focused track on the album.

The American Drive band includes group members of J.D. Crowe & The New South who are carrying on now that J.D. Crowe has announced his retirement. The band includes the talents of: Rickey Wasson (Lead/harmony Vocals, Guitar), Dwight McCall (Lead/Harmony Vocals, Mandolin), Matt DeSpain (Resonator Guitar) and Kyle Perkins (Bass) all from The New South who are joined by Josh Hymer (Banjo).

Rickey Wasson commented, “We are thrilled that our music is on these radio charts and that radio is really helping us get our music out to the Bluegrass community and our fans.” American Drive really appreciates the support of Bluegrass radio and I look forward to thanking many of the DJ’s personally while out on the road this year".

American Drive performed live for the first time at the 2012 IBMA Convention during their Official Showcase performance in front of hundreds of radio programmers, press and media people, talent buyers and other industry VIP’s.

Since then they have been very busy on the road performing songs from this album and songs from solo album’s previously released by Rural Rhythm; Ricky Wasson - From the Heart and Soul and Dwight McCall - Never Say Never Again. Upcoming American Drive key tour dates over the next several months include:

  • 5/18 Sevierville, TN - Bloomin’ and Bluegrass Festival
  • 5/23 Curryville, MO - Back 40 Bluegrass Festival
  • 6/14 Bean Blossom - Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
  • 6/15 Bean Blossom - Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
  • 6/22 Grayson, - Rudyfest
  • 6/30 Morganton - Red, White and Bluegrass
  • 7/13-14 - Renfrew Ontario, Canada
  • 7/20 Columbus, OH - Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Please check the American Drive web site for a complete list of 2013 tour dates at www.AmericanDriveBand.com

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