* Bluegrass Music News,
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Rural Rhythm Records Signs Grasstowne
Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce they have signed Grasstowne to the label and will release the band’s new album early 2011 with a new single coming later this year. "Steve has been a friend of our family for many years, so we all feel like this is a dream come true homecoming for Rural Rhythm. Steve and Alan have firmly established Grasstowne as a major Bluegrass band attaining many key awards, top charted songs and two critically acclaimed albums since their formation late in 2006. With great anticipation, we look forward to being a part of Grasstowne's rapidly growing success," said Sam Passamano, Jr., President of Rural Rhythm Records.
Steve Gulley agreed saying, “I couldn’t be happier or more excited about being a part of the Rural Rhythm family. The company’s track record speaks for itself. It’s a truly artist friendly label that believes in providing its artists with the creative freedom and tools it takes to make great music and, at the same time, make sure their music is heard in as many places as possible. All the guys in Grasstowne are looking forward to being associated with the fine folks at Rural Rhythm for a long, long time to come.”
Grasstowne just announced their new line-up that includes: Steve Gulley (guitar, vocals); Alan Bibey (mandolin, vocals); Adam Haynes (fiddle, baritone & bass vocals); Justin Jenkins (Banjo and baritone vocals); and Kameron Keller (bass).
“Steve and I as well as all the guys in Grasstowne are really pumped about being a part of the Rural Rhythm family. We feel like our beliefs and outlook on music are the same and love the work ethic exhibited by this great label. We look forward to what we think will be a wonder and prosperous venture for all of us,” said Alan Bibey.
Grasstowne will be performing May 6 at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival in Denton, NC and May 8 at the Bluegrass on the Waccamaw in Conway, SC. Please visit http://www.grasstowne.com/ for a complete tour schedule and other band information.