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Rural Rhythm Releases Two New Heritage Collection Titles

Rural Rhythm Heritage CollectionNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce two new new titles in its archival Heritage Collection series. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series includes authentic Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes and Gospel music performed by many legends & pioneers. Titles are mastered from the original master tapes, with original cover artwork and include many albums never-before available on CD.

The first four titles in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series were released last year which included Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups - Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups originally released in 1967, Curly Fox - Champion Fiddler, Volume One originally released in 1972, Lee Moore - Sings Radio Favorites of Country Music originally released in 1966 and Hylo Brown & The Timberliners - Hylo Brown & The Timberliners originally released in 1967. All of these albums are available on the CD format for the first time.

Rural Rhythm is now releasing two more titles in the Heritage Collection Series in both the physical CD and digital formats by J.E. Mainer with Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups, Volume 3 originally released in 1968 and Jim Greer & The Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks – Stars of the W.W.V.A. Jamboree originally released in 1967. Neither of these titles were ever available on the CD album nor digital download formats.

All six titles are currently available to DJ's on AirPlay Direct: Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups; Curly Fox; Hylo Brown : Lee Moore: J.E. Mainer with Red Smiley and Jim Greer.

In addition to the 6 titles mentioned above, 4 other titles have just been made available on CD with the original album art and are also avaialble to the public on the digital download format. These titles are also available to DJ's on AirPlay Direct. Below is a list of these additional tltles in the Heritage Collection series:

    Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups - Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups, Volume 2 (RUR-182)
    Lee Moore - Everybody's Favorite (RUR-202)
    J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers - The Legenday J.E. Mainer, Volume 20 (RUR-250)
    Curly Fox - Champion Fiddler, Volume Two (RUR-252)

All of the titles in the Heritage Collection series have charted very high on the Top 50 Album Chart and Top 50 Bluegrass / Folk Album Chart from AirPlay Direct. On January 16th, three of the titles held the #3, #4 and #5 chart positions on the AirPlay Direct Top 50 Album Chart.

Upcoming titles to the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series:

  • Hylo Brown – Folk Songs of Rural America
  • Hylo Brown – Legends & Tall Tales
  • Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups – Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups
  • J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers – The Legendary J.E. Mainer, Volume 4
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers – Travelin’ Blues – Instrumental Album
  • Dale Potter with Shot Jackson & Jim Murphy – Hoe Down, Volume 1 – Instrumental Album

More reissue titles will be announced shortly.

The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series is available through eOne Distribution, and available wherever digital and physical CD music is sold.

Rural Rhythm Records released a long line of Old-Time Country; Bluegrass & Gospel albums during the label's first two decades after Uncle Jim O'Neal started the label in 1955. Many of these vintage classic albums are still in Rural Rhythm's active catalog available on CD and digital formats. Many songs are still available in the various artist collection titles found in the Sound Traditions series. Many tracks were previously released only on vinyl records and will come back to life through the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series.

Many legends and pioneers released albums during this period including Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown, Don Reno & Bill Harrell, Red Smiley, Jim Eanes, Vassar Clements, J.E. Mainer, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Raymond Fairchild and many more. Bringing the traditional “retro” vintage sounds from the past preserves, protects, promotes and presents the ageless music of these artists for current and future generations to enjoy and appreciate using the technologies of the 21st Century.

Rural Rhythm’s Sound Traditions collection titles have helped keep the traditional Bluegrass flame burning for decades and will continue the steady flow of available Old-Time Country, Bluegrass & Gospel titles culled from the treasure trove of masters in the Rural Rhythm Records vault...It's All About The Music!/em

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