New album and single from Eddie Sanders.
Engelhardt Music Group has just released Till The River Starts To Rise, the first single off of Eddie Sanders‘ forthcoming album. An uptempo, hard-driving bluegrass tune that showcases Eddie’s strong vocals and original songwriting. The single features an all-star supporting cast of Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo, Dennis Crouch on bass, Cody Kilby on guitar, Tim Crouch on fiddle and Wes Hightower singing harmonies.
Till The River Starts To Rise was inspired by actually driving down the road and suddenly running into a major rain storm. It speaks of a heartbreak so bad that tears come down like pouring rain. Cry, Cry, Cry, Till The River Starts To Rise. – Eddie Sanders.
Eddie’s new single comes right on the heels of his successful 10-week #1 on the Bluegrass Today Gospel chart with single Three Wooden Crosses and his highly acclaimed Wait For The Light To Shine, all bluegrass gospel album.
Eddie is hot off the press in every direction these days. He’s just coming off a 10-week run with the #1 Bluegrass Gospel song in the country, his eloquent bluegrass cover of the country classic, “Three Wooden Crosses.”
Three Wooden Crosses follows two previously released singles from the all gospel record, Wait For The Light To Shine, with I’ve Got a Friend (His Name Is Jesus), and Laying On Of Hands. The bluegrass gospel album from Engelhardt Music Group has already proven that it will be one to stand the test of time for genre albums.
About Eddie Sanders:
Eddie Sanders is a world-class singer, songwriter and 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. The McAlester festivals were shaped and guided by his major bluegrass influences: Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks and The Osborne Brothers. He also developed a high level of professionalism that he is known for from the best acts in the business, while also learning the true power of a song and love for original material. Eddie was also strongly influenced by Merle Haggard and Gene Watson which motivated him to start writing his own songs.
For many years Eddie Sanders was the guitarist and lead vocalist with the widely-respected 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”. He has since had songs recorded by Amanda Cook, Kix Brooks & Wayne Toups, Joe Hott, Chris Roberts, & Glen Duncan.
Eddie’s work, 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, 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.