Tuesday, December 15, 2009


As we approach the New Year, REBEL RECORDS and its artists have much to celebrate and much to look forward to in 2010 which is, in fact, REBEL'S 50th ANNIVERSARY as the leading label devoted exclusively to Bluegrass Music!
Rebel is extremely proud of the GRAMMY® nomination that BARRY SCOTT & SECOND WIND have earned for their debut album In God's Time. The nomination was in the category of Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Barry & Second Wind are currently working on a new secular project for release this Spring.
JUNIOR SISK & RAMBLERS CHOICE have just completed work on their second Rebel recording, also scheduled for release this Spring. The group's first album Blue Side of the Blue Ridge continues to be one of the most played records on Bluegrass radio, and the group is looking forward to a very busy schedule in 2010.
The STEEP CANYON RANGERS are currently in Germany headlining the inaugural Bluegrass Jamboree tour, a travelling road show that finds them performing 16 shows in 16 different German cities over a two-and-a-half week period. They are coming off a very successful tour with comedian/banjo player STEVE MARTIN that played major market venues all across the USA, Canada and London, England. One of the highlights was a New York City show at Carnegie Hall with fellow Rebel recording artist RALPH STANLEY also on the bill.
In other Rangers news, the band's newest release Deep In The Shade debuted as the #1 album in the magazine BLUEGRASS MUSIC PROFILES' radio play chart for December. Two tracks from the CD - "Have Mercy" (#17) and "There Ain't No Easy Street" (#30) - made their debut in BMP's Top 30 Singles Chart as well.
February 2010 will see the release of fine new Gospel albums by both DON RIGSBY (The Voice of God) and PAUL WILLIAMS (Just a Little Closer Home). For Rigsby and his band MIDNIGHT CALL, the album will be his second for Rebel but his first solo Gospel project in over 10 years. It includes a guest vocal appearance by noted-blues artist Rory Block. Williams' record will be his 10th for Rebel and a very strong follow-up to his most successful recording to date What A Journey, which included the much-requested "I Went Down A Beggar But Came Up A Millionaire."

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