High Fidelity Releases – The Mighty Name of Jesus.
Rebel Records has shared High Fidelity’s first new music in three years. The Mighty Name of Jesus is the lead single off the band’s upcoming gospel album Music In My Soul, scheduled for release 15th September.
The Mighty Name of Jesus is an incredibly special song to me. It came to me at a time in my life when I was struggling with mysterious health issues, and all I had to get me through was my faith in the Lord. Early one morning, I woke up with it playing in my head like a recording. I knew I could easily fall right back asleep, and I actually started to, but I thought I better just grab my phone to record this. I was so sleepy that I actually forgot that it existed for a few days. When I finally remembered something about it and listened to the voice memo, I was a bit in shock. It was like listening to a song for the first time, only it was me singing it. I had gotten 3 verses and 2 distinct choruses that morning. As I wrote out the words, the fourth verse came to me, so I wrote it out, too. I could talk on and on about the amazing things with this song. I hope it is an incredible blessing to everyone who hears it – Corrina Rose Logston Stephens.
High Fidelity has long been known for interpreting classic era bluegrass and country music (Reno & Smiley, Jim & Jesse, The Louvin Brothers) through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. What makes “The MIghty Name of Jesus” stand out is that it is the very first original that High Fidelity has recorded to date.
Music In My Soul showcases the tight musical relationships formed in the band during their many years together as well as the musical versality of the group. In addition to writing, The Mighty Name of Jesus on which she shares vocal duties with her husband and guitar player Jeremy Stephens, Corrina Rose Logston Stephens plays fiddle and contributes vocals to many of the other songs on the album. They are joined by Kurt Stephenson on banjo and vocals, Daniel Amick on mandolin and vocals and Vickie Vaughn keeping time on bass and lending her soprano voice to a few numbers.
Listen to/download The Mighty Name of Jesus here.
About High Fidelity:
Formed in early 2014, the group received its first achievement with a first place win in the International Band Championship at the 40th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards in February of 2014. In 2019, they were nominated for International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) New Artist of the Year.
The band consists of five outstanding musicians and singers who are steeped in the sounds of tradition. Jeremy Stephens, guitarist and lead vocalist for the group, has worked for the world famous gospel group The Chuck Wagon Gang, on the television show Ray Stevens’ Nashville, and most recently with Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys. Corrina Rose Logston, fiddler and harmony vocalist, has worked with a who’s who of today’s traditional-based bluegrass performers, most notably Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys and Jim Lauderdale. Kurt Stephenson handles banjo duties and harmony vocals. He is the 2010 National Bluegrass Banjo Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and is a staple performer of the greater west Tennessee area. Vickie Vaughn, who plays upright bass and contributes vocals, has worked in recent years with Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs. Multi-instrumentalist and harmony vocalist Daniel Amick, has won numerous instrumental contests across the southeast and is a recipient of IBMA’s 2019 Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award.