Nashville, TN -- The Rigneys, a Nashville-based bluegrass band who have the distinct title of being the debut artists signed to the newly-formed Dark Shadow Recording label, have made available their latest recording, Double or Nothing, on Airplay Direct.
The first single, also the title track, was uploaded two weeks ago and quickly added to playlists worldwide, leaving the bluegrass radio community anxiously awaiting the full project. September 10th, 2013, is the official release date, and a CD release event is being planned in conjunction with the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, next month.
Brothers Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Grant (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) have been making names for themselves the past several years in the bluegrass instrumental world. Both are Tennessee State Champions on their respective instruments, and the list of their winnings include such prestigious events as the Doc Watson Guitar Competition at the infamous Merlefest and the Grand Masters Fiddle Championships, to scratch the surface. Parents Mark and Melissa round out the group admirably on banjo and bass.
"The Rigneys are a hard-working bunch and have such a positive, uplifting attitude about music, business, and life," states Stephen Mougin, owner of Dark Shadow Recording and long-time guitarist for the Sam Bush Band. "From song selection throughout the recording process, all five of us have been focused on making the best presentation possible and I'm very proud of the way the album turned out!"
Five of the eleven tracks on Double or Nothing feature the songwriting skills of Andrew, who co-wrote the title track with Mougin and will be performing the tune at the IBMA Songwriter Showcase. Other recognizable names in the writer credits include Becky Buller, Lisa Shaffer, and Rick Lang.