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To Be a Kid AgainNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records has announced the release of the second single, “I Think I’ll Let You Drive,” from the 12-track self-titled album Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, to radio today. The mid-tempo song penned by Steve Gulley features the superb and refreshing alto of Robinette, with Gulley and Grammy-nominee Dale Ann Bradley on backing vocals. It also features a heavy fiddle intro and outro by Aubrey Haynie, as well as the mandolin-stylings of Sam Bush and resonator work of Grammy-nominee Rob Ickes. The single is available for download on ITUNES, AMAZON and in stores where fine Bluegrass and Gospel music is sold. The lyric video for the song will be available next week. For more information of Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, please visit www.TammyJonesRobinetteandTheDrive.com.

“When Steve first played this song for me, I knew I had to record it!” says Robinette. “It captures the desperation I think we’ve all felt at some point—that we’ve lost our sense of direction, especially when we hit one dead end road after another,” she explains. "We can throw up our hands and give up, or we can hand our keys to someone else and let them guide us down the right path,” she explains. “The timing of this release couldn’t be better either,” she beams. “At the end of each year, we all sort of take a moment or two to reflect on our lives and resolve to do things different. What a great message headed into the new year!”

“I Think I’ll Let You Drive” is the follow-up single to “To Be a Kid Again,” which reached #6 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Airplay Chart/Top-20 on the monthly chart.

Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive is Robinette's sophomore Bluegrass project, produced by Mark Fain (award-winning bass player and longtime band member of Kentucky Thunder), and her first album with Rural Rhythm. Robinette's unique alto is flanked by a collection of superstar pickers including Fain (bass), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Seth Taylor (rhythm guitar), Rob Ickes (dobro) and the legendary Sam Bush (mandolin). Steve Gulley, Jamie Dailey, Jimmy Fortune, Dale Ann Bradley, Jennifer Wrinkle and David Casteel provide supporting vocals.

Despite her late arrival to the genre, Tammy Jones Robinette is a name already familiar to those who follow Southern Gospel. In fact, Robinette has already built a strong 20-year discography as a songwriter with stints at Zion, Centergy and Chestnut Mount music groups, recently celebrated two consecutive Southern Gospel #1s as a songwriter and was named "Favorite Female Vocalist" at the Gospel Music Fan Awards in 2014. But being raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tammy has always been compelled to honor her Bluegrass heritage. She and her husband Jim are the long-standing hosts of a 2-hour weekly nationally-syndicated radio show, The Southern Celebration, which focuses on both Bluegrass and Southern Gospel.

“You shouldn’t outgrow your raisin’ and this is the music that I grew up with,” explains Tammy. “I have this hope that someday, when you see my name pop up on your Bluegrass radio station’s dial, that you’ll know that the song you will hear will be positive and inspirational and that I can be a consistent voice of good news.”

Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive Track Listing:

  1. "To Be a Kid Again"
  2. "I Think I'll Let You Drive"
  3. "I've Got to Work on the Ark"
  4. "The Letters" (Featuring Jimmy Fortune)
  5. "There's a Record Book"
  6. "Mama's in the Sweet By & By"
  7. "Pages of Time"
  8. "The Man in those Shoes"
  9. "My Rock"
  10. "Love God"
  11. "The Colors That Never Ran"
  12. "Oh I Want to See Him"

For more information on Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, please visit www.TammyJonesRobinetteandTheDrive.com.

In 1955, Uncle Jim O’Neal started Rural Rhythm with a few dollars and lot of dreams. He knew he couldn't produce all the bluegrass & old-time country records, so as he used to say he just “made the best of it”. Over the years, Rural Rhythm has produced and distributed hundreds of classic performances by many of the legends and pioneers of Bluegrass and old-time Country Music such as Mac Wiseman, Don Reno, Red Smiley, Hylo Brown, Vassar Clements, Jim Eanes, Bill Harrell, Curly Fox, J.E. Mainer, Raymond Fairchild, Dale Potter, Tater Tate and more. Rural Rhythm has put a lot of dedication into preserving the works of traditional Bluegrass and old-time Country Music throughout the 50’s, 60’s & early 70’s, now cataloged as Sound Traditions and Power Picks.

60 years later, Rural Rhythm Records has established itself as a leader in the traditional & contemporary Bluegrass market with major album titles being released recently by the following artists: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon (Grammy® Winner), Jim & Jesse (Legends & Grand Ole Opry members), Bobby Osborne (Legend & Grand Ole Opry member), Mountain Heart, Steve Gulley, Michael Martin Murphey (Grammy® Nominee), Larry Sparks (Dove® Nominee) , Lou Reid, John McEuen, The Roys, Audie Blaylock, Randy Kohrs (Grammy® Winner), Jim Van Cleve (Grammy® Nominee), The Marksmen Quartet (Dove® Nominee), Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad (Dove® Nominee), Ronnie Reno (IBMA Winner) and more. For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit www.ruralrhythm.com.

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