Rural Rhythm Records has announced that the first single by Eddie Sanders A Train Can Run Two Ways from the newly formed partnership with Engelhardt Music Group has debuted at #4 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airpaly Chart.
A most impressive first single, possessing all the important elements to make a run up the charts – Terry Herd, Bluegrass Today / Bluegrass Radio Network
Produced by Duncan Engelhardt Productions, A Train Can Run Two Ways was written by Eddie Sanders, Don McAfee, Duncan and Engelhardt and features lead vocals by Eddie Sanders and top Bluegrass musicians including Cody Kilby – acoustic guitar; Ronnie McCoury – mandolin; Ned Luberecki – banjo; Dennis Crouch – bass; Tim Crouch – fiddle; Glen Duncan & Don McAfee – harmony vocals.
A Train Can Run Two Ways is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct.
The single is also available commercially wherever digital downloads are available including iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Spotify and Pandora.
Below is a video performance by Eddie Sanders and Don McAfee on banjo of A Train Can Run Two Ways. The video was recorded at the 615 Hideaway studios in Mount Juliet, TN and produced / directed by Sammy Passamano III and audio engineer Joshua Runyon.
Eddie Sanders is one of the finest Artists and most original Singer-Songwriters to come along in the Bluegrass and Acoustic Music World in many years. His songwriting draws from a deep well of the very best Bluegrass, Country & American Roots Music, and Eddie’s singing is honest, soulful, totally his own and World-Class. – Glen Duncan – Grammy winner, musician, artist, songwriter and producer.
Eddie Sanders is a world-class Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from McAlester, Oklahoma. He was born into southwest bluegrass royalty, and his father is legendary bluegrass festival and concert promoter Freddie Sanders. The Sanders Family Bluegrass Festival in McAlester was one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi, and one of the favorite venues for bluegrass acts Bill Monroe, The Osborne Brothers, Lewis Family, Jim & Jesse, Ralph Stanley and nearly every major bluegrass act of the last 40 years.
It was here, at the McAlester festivals that Eddie’s music was shaped and guided by his major bluegrass influences: Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks and The Osborne Brothers. It was here, where he also developed the professionalism that he learned from the best acts in the business, and learned the power of a song and a love for original material. Eddie was also strongly influenced by Merle Haggard and Gene Watson and soon started writing his own songs.
For many years Eddie Sanders was guitarist and lead vocalist with the widely acclaimed band, Signal Mountain. Eddie’s fellow bandmates included: Shawn Camp (IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Earls of Leicester); Dennis Crouch (Elton John, Elvis Costello); Billy Joe Foster (Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs); Tim Crouch (The Whites, Mike Snider); and southwest bluegrass luminaries Donny Catron; Don McAfee; and The Bonham Brothers, Virgil and Glen! One of the finest bluegrass bands of that era to be sure!
Eddie’s songwriting skills increasingly brought him to Nashville for songwriting sessions with Shawn Camp, Ronnie Bowman, Dennis & Tim Crouch, Glen Duncan and Adam Engelhardt. Eddie wrote The Del McCoury Band’s hit single, You Could Be Me. Kix Brooks & Wayne Toups recorded a duet Down Where The River Ends, penned by Eddie and Shawn Camp.
Eddie’swork, both as a singer and a songwriter, combines the best elements of the old and the new. With a family tradition steeped in the history of bluegrass music, and influenced by the best of what has come along since, Eddie Sanders’ new recorded songs are a powerful statement of what the best bluegrass music has always been, and what the best bluegrass music will be in years to come.
For more information on Eddie Sanders please visit his website.
About Rural; Rhythm Records and the Englehardt Partnership:
Glen Duncan, is a Grammy award-winning musician, artist and songwriter, who has appeared on thousands of records with some of the most iconic artists in history. Adam Engelhardt, of the legendary SonyTree Studios in Nashville, TN, has produced and/or engineered many major projects over the years. Duncan and Engelhardt are the production team at Engelhardt Music Group, LLC which will be releasing several singles in the near future. The first single released to radio by the Engelhardt Music Group / Rural Rhythm Records partnership is “A Train Can Run Two Ways” by Eddie Sanders.