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Nathan Stanley Wins "Bluegrass Album of the Year" Dove Award

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Every MileNashville, TN -- And the winner is...Nathan Stanley!!! Last night at the prestigious Gospel Music Association's annual Dove awards, Nathan Stanley was awarded "Bluegrass Album of the Year" for his 2014 release Every Mile. Every Mile, produced by Terry Thompson, features collaborations with Vince Gill on "Hand in Hand with Jesus," a duet with his legendary grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley, along with Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman, Jeff & Sheri Easter, T. Graham Brown & Judy Marshall, Jeff Bates, Wes Hampton, and Adam Crabb.

"I am truly honored!," says Nathan Stanley. "This was my first Dove nomination. I cannot express how thrilled I am to have won this award, not just for me, but for my papaw. He has paved the way for so many including me. Having him on this album was special enough, but to now share a Dove award with him takes it to another place. I want to thank everyone who played a part in making this happen. Most of all, I give all of the praise and glory to my lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without him, this would not have been possible."

Individual God given gifts run deep within this family legacy. Nathan Stanley grandson of the Icon and Grammy Award Winning artist Dr. Ralph Stanley is no exception to the family tradition. A unique individual and a rare find. Nathan Stanley is considered to be the heir to the Stanley Music Royalty. His heart is golden, his voice is pure and his soul has deep roots in Gospel and Bluegrass music. Singer, Songwriter Nathan Stanley is the real deal and the complete package. His distinctive good looks and charismatic personality add the finishing touches to make him one of the most sought after artist of the decade. Nathan has traveled over 200 dates per year since he was two years old. From the humble beginnings of playing the spoons to the lead singer for Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys.

In his voice you can hear traces of an old soul. His songs seem to come from a life lived before this one! As he possesses maturity beyond his years, it puts Nathan Stanley front and center. A new album which boasts a collaboration of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, & Country is planned for release April 15th, 2014 on Willow Creek Records Nashville. The song sequence is a collection of great favorites old and new. Nathan will be joined by some of his long-time friends like Jeff & Sheri Easter "Heart That Will Never Break Again", Wes Hampton "Every Mile", Vince Gill "Hand In Hand With Jesus", Jeff Bates & Judy Marshall "Green Pastures," Isaacs " I Know Jesus Will See Me Through", Adam Crabb, "Would You Be Ready", T Graham Brown & Judy Marshall "Baptism of Jesse Taylor."

Nathan will still travel with Dr. Ralph but will also perform solo at certain venues.
To know Nathan is to love him! He has lived a full life in his short 21 years. Good times, bad times, happy and sad times, but if you ask him if he would do it all over again he'd say Yes! If you ask him where he is going from here he would tell you by the Grace of God forward! Music is his passion! Singers are born and legends are made! Nathan Stanley is all that!

To learn more about Nathan Stanley visit: www.nathanstanleymusic.com/

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