Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to release two albums today, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie – Dancin’ Annie and Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys – Radio Shows.
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 songwriters 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 Dixie band members “Dancin’ Annie”, the first single, by Chris Stifel and “Whistle Stop” by Wayne Lanham.
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 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. Dancin’ Annie is available to DJ’s on AirPlay Direct. The CD album is available on Amazon and wherever CD’s are sold and the digital album is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital suppliers.
Bluegrass Legends Jim & Jesse are celebrating 50 Years as members of the GRAND OLE OPRY this year. The success of their 60’s Radio Shows prompted Martha White Flour to bring them to Nashville to star on their early morning show on WSM. In 1964 a life time dream came true for Jim & Jesse when they became regular members of the GRAND OLE OPRY.
Originally released in 1978 as a 2 record set on the Old Dominion label, Radio Shows was recorded in 1962 and contained mainly songs never before recorded by Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, and were selected because of the heavy requests for them on their Radio Shows.
Produced by Jesse McReynolds and Gordon Reid, Radio Shows contains 24 songs on one compact disc remastered from the original master tapes with performances by Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Allen Shelton, Jim Buchanan, Don McHan and David Southerland.
A special added value feature to the album includes online access to a Jesse McReynolds video interview reminiscing about the Radio Shows album and era, as well as, exclusive photos from his private collection during this wonderful period in the lives of Jim & Jesse.
Jim & Jesse recorded and released many albums on the Old Dominion label dating back to the early 70’s including The Jim & Jesse Show, Superior Sounds Of Bluegrass, Jesus Is The Key, Jim & Jesse Show Live In Japan, Songs About Our Country, Palace Of Song, Songs of Inspiration and more.
Rural Rhythm will be making these albums available for Jim & Jesse fans to enjoy again and bring their music to a whole new generation of Bluegrass & Country music fans.
Radio Shows is available to DJ’s on AirPlay Direct. The CD album is available on Amazon and wherever CD’s are sold and the digital album is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital suppliers.
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