Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter

by | 19 Jul, 2012

Rural Rhythm Records has announced the upcoming release of the  new album, Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter by Ray Edwards, due 31st July 2012.

All songs were written or co-written by Ray who is joined by some of the top musicians in Bluegrass music including:  Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon, Lou Reid, Darrell Webb, Grasstowne, Jeanette Williams, Nu-Blu, and more. The label recently released the first single “My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?)” that is now available on AirplayDirect.com.

Tracks on Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter include:

  1. Hard Rock Mountain Prision (Til I Die) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
  2. When The Love We Have Is Gone – Darrell Webb Band
  3. Blue Ridge Mountain Snow – Nu-Blu
  4. Heartbreak Hall Of Fame – Monroeville
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Carolina Road
  6. Windy Ridge – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain
  7. My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?) – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Marty Raybon, Darrell Webb, Lou Reid, and Russell Moore)
  8. Blue Ridge Blue – Jeanette Williams
  9. Old Streamboats And Trains – Grasstowne
  10. Getting’ Me Some Gone – Special Consensus
  11. Where My Darlin’ Waits For Me – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Don Rigsby)
  12. Will I Stand On The Rock Of Ages – Keith Pyrtle and Ray Edwards

Ray is a two-time World Champion Banjo Player.  He has toured and recorded for over thirty years with the likes of Randy Travis, Tom T. Hall, Jeanie C. Riley, Ed Bruce, Lynn Anderson, Sammy Kershaw and many more.  Ray’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Tom T. Hall and others.

Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter is part of the new Sage Brush Music / Rural Rhythm Records Songwriters Album projects.  Sage Brush Music is a sister division with Rural Rhythm Records and is working together to showcase the talents of top songwriters in our genre.

The album will be available from RuralRhythm.com, iTunes, Amazon.com, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, Elderly Instruments, and many more outlets.