2022 New Album, Featuring Multiple Guest Artists Performing Classic Disney Songs Bluegrass Style
Pinecastle Records has announced a special project, A Bluegrass Tribute to Disney, set for release in 2022. To kick off the project, the lead single The Lord’s Been Good to Me was just released. It features Jim Denman singing lead, accompanied by Tim Crouch and Tony Wray. It’s available for download and streaming here.
The Lord’s Been Good to Me probably sounds familiar to many lifelong Disney fans, as it was originally featured in the film Johnny Appleseed. The whimsical tune puts a unique Bluegrass spin on the famous recording. Fans may be surprised to learn that the movie was originally released by the entertainment conglomerate in 1948. The 2021 version features a feel-good vibe that is filled with whistling and all the elements of a straight-ahead Bluegrass recording.
In this day and age of so much uncertainty, stress and anxiety, I thought it would be good to relax and let the world go away for a few short songs. Disney has always been a huge part of my life not only as a child but as an adult, the timeless songs Disney put with their movies has always been comforting to me, I just wanted to extend that comfort to the public, in hopes they enjoy and get sent back to their childhood if not for just a few minutes – Tony Wray.
A Bluegrass Tribute to Disney will feature 10 total recordings. The collection will include a combination of nostalgic tracks, along with some instrumentals as well. Produced by industry and studio veteran Tony Wray, the album is sure to take listeners back in time. There are also several special guests who will also appear on the project. Standout songs include newly invigorated and re-imagined versions of cuts made famous in movies like Cinderella, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio and more.