Nashville (January 28, 2014) - Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. Written by Sweet Dixie member and featured vocalist Chris Stifel, the single “Dancin' Annie” is also the title track of the upcoming Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie album scheduled for release on CD and digital formats on March 4th.
Called a “Banjo Legend” by the Washington Post, Bill Emerson is certainly one of the most influential musicians in Bluegrass music and certainly shines along with his Sweet Dixie group on their new single “Dancin' Annie”.
“Bill Emerson embodies the best of what bluegrass music is all about. "Dancin' Annie" couples Bill's precise, crisp banjo playing with soulful vocals to give the listener nearly three minutes of bluegrass perfection. It's excellent!”
- Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction
"Dancin' Annie"the single is now available to DJ's on Airplay Direct.
Dancin' Annie is Bill’s fourth album for Rural Rhythm Records which also includes his solo album Eclipse from 2011. The album contains 12 songs featuring two new original songs by renowned Bluegrass and Country songwriter Pete Goble and Leroy Drumm; “Days When You Were Mine”, “This Heart You Have Broken”, Bill Emerson’s instrumental “State Line Ride”, “He Knows My Name” by Rob Mills, “Two Hands On The Wheel” by Nancy Pate, and two songs from Sweet Dixieband members “Dancin' Annie”, the first single, by Chris Stifel and “Whistle Stop” by Wayne Lanham.
"Dancin' Annie" is an acoustic blend of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, classic Country, dynamic instrumentals and rich gospel songs featuring three distinct lead singers; Chris Stifel, Teri Chism and Wayne Lanham.
Beginning in 1957, Bill Emerson established himself as a banjo virtuoso and history maker alike! He was a founding member of the famed Bluegrass ensemble The Country Gentlemen; billed as a featured artist while with Jimmy Martin during the height of that Bluegrass legend's career; the man who introduced the classic "Fox on the Run" to bluegrass; and was the founder and shaper of Country Current, the world renowned Bluegrass ensemble of the United States Navy Band.