Pride of Appalachia – Hard Working Country Preacher Man

by | 24 Jul, 2023 | 0 comments

Caleb Bailey & Paine's Run

Turnberry Records announces two new singles from Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run.

The band’s new Bluegrass music single Pride of Appalachia and the Bluegrass Gospel single Hard Working Preacher Man are available for streaming and purchasing at all major outlets.
Pride of Appalachia

Pride of Appalachia

Pride of Appalachia was written by singer-songwriter Caleb Bailey who is a direct descendant of the Dean family who was extracted from the Blue Ridge Mountains, now the Skyline Drive National Park. The song tells of some fundamental elements of the Appalachian spirit: mining, moonshining, strength, family, religion, and dialect.

Pride of Appalachia is a song that I wanted to write for the rest of the world to feel what it was like to be Appalachian. The Cherokee and various other Native Americans, as well as the Scotch-Irish immigrants, had such an influence over the dialect and the culture, and I wanted people to be able to live in Appalachia through song – Caleb Bailey.

Pride of Appalachia was recorded at Homestead Studio in La Plata, MD and mixed and mastered by Caleb Cox. Featured on the tune are Caleb Bailey on lead vocal and guitar; Wyatt Wood on guitar and tenor vocal; Chandler Beavers on mandolin; Brandon Kyle on bass; Merl Johnson on fiddle; Rob Slusser on banjo; and guest Chad Darou on Dobro and baritone vocals.

Hard Working Country Preacher Man

Hard Working Country Preacher ManHard Working Country Preacher Man was penned by Mark Brink Brinkman, Terry Foust, and Dave Evans and tells the tale of bygone days and barn revivals in the south’s Bible belt in Georgia. The descriptive and distinct imagery captivates you from the beginning to the end of the song.

It was such an honor to be able to record one of Brink’s songs. Having a 5-time IBMA nominee for Songwriter of the Year pitch you a song is special, but to be able to cut it and have it as the debut gospel release for this project, is truly an honor. We got a great studio cut, and I’m certain our fans will be enjoying this song for quite some time – Caleb Bailey.

I co-wrote Hard Working Country Preacher Man with my good friends and great songwriters, Mike Evans and Terry Foust. We wanted to capture the life of one of the many people that worked the farm during the week and preached God’s Word on the weekend, as these rural areas couldn’t afford full-time preachers. Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run really bring our song to life – Mark Brinkman.

Joining Caleb Bailey on Hard Working Country Preacher Man are Wyatt Wood on guitar and tenor; Chandler Beavers on mandolin; Rob Slusser on banjo; Brandon Kyle on bass; and Merl Johnson on fiddle. The song was mixed and mastered by Caleb Cox at Homestead Studio in La Plata, Maryland.

Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run were chosen as an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artist. In addition, Caleb Bailey and Tim Stafford were chosen for the IBMA Songwriter Showcase and will perform their original tune, The Story the Silence Never Told during this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, N.C. this fall.

For more information on Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run, please visit Caleb Bailey’s website.


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