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Country Grassers Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Diggin' Up Bones

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Country GrassNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road unveil the video for "Diggin' Up Bones," which is off of their latest album Country Grass. The song was made famous by Country legend Randy Travis, and was recreated this year with a new, innovative Bluegrass twist. With Tommy Long on lead vocals, the band brings the same up-tempo energy that the song originally possessed when it went on to top the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1986.

"Diggin' Up Bones" serves as the first of a five-part series of new videos. Fans should keep an eye out over the next several months, as Lorraine Jordan & Carolina bring the fresh Country Grass sound front and center with some very special guests.

In addition to winning "Female Vocalist of the Year" and the prestigious "Song of the Year" at the 2015 SPBGMA Awards, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have kept the momentum rolling, with the summer release of their latest album Country Grass. The star-studded project features collaborations with some of Country music's top legends including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, John Conlee and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over 15 years. The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass rich area of North Carolina from which they hail and borrow their name. As the founding member and band leader for Carolina Road, Lorraine Jordan’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes the group one of the most popular bands among bluegrass fans today. The band has a large following and a fan club of 600 active members. They have partnered with Southern Travel of Raleigh, NC, and already have a tour bus of fans headed to 6 of their show dates this year.

Hard work has paid off for this dynamic bluegrass band, earning them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and headlines a National Bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies. They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road’s performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road are just coming off of having two national #1 bluegrass hits with “A Light in the Window Again” and “That’s Kentucky”, which was “Song of the Year – 2015 SPBGMA.” Their newest release, Country Grass, has a stellar lineup. This project was recorded at Skaggs’ Place Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and Eastwood Studio in Cana, Virginia. The project includes 11 country and bluegrass legends: Lee Greenwood, John Conlee, Jim Ed Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Raven, Crystal Gayle, Marty Raybon, Jesse Keith Whitley, and Ronnie Reno.

Lorraine Jordan has won two IBMA Recorded Events of the Year Awards, 2009 and 2011. She just won SPBGMA’s 2015 Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year and is a finalist for the 2015 Carolina Music Awards in the Bluegrass Americana category.

Carolina Road has some of the top musicians in the industry including Ben Greene (banjo), Josh Goforth (fiddle), Jason Moore (bass), and Brad Hudson (dobro). Ben Greene is SPBGMA’s 2015 Banjo Player of the Year and has two banjo cd projects receiving national radio airplay. Josh Goforth, multiinstrumentalist, was a 2009 finalist for a Grammy Award for a project he produced and recorded on, titled “Cuttin Loose.” Tommy Long, who sings lead vocals on both of Carolina Road’s # 1 hits, has a great crossover voice for the Country Grass sound . Jason Moore plays an upright bass with the drive and timing that brings their harddriving music together. Brad Hudson on dobro has a great lead voice for any type of music, and like Josh, is a multiinstrumentalist. With this combination of musicians, the energy and charisma, Carolina Road is one of the most sought out bands today.

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