Rick Lang has a long-standing love of the winter-season. He lives in New Hampshire, a state where dreaming of a white Christmas is often a reality. The Season of My Heart, a project with thirteen originals written or co-written by Lang, celebrates the traditions, excitement and magic of winter. His inspiration stems from such images as the baby Jesus asleep in His mother’s arms, the Christmas tree, an evening sleigh ride, the falling snow, the star of the east, and the sound of angelic voices. An 8-page CD insert includes all lyrics. The album’s instrumentation is acoustic with primarily guitar, bass, mandolin, Dobro and piano. Rick Lang is an excellent songwriter, and you can hear his material on records from several well-known bluegrass groups. His release celebrating winter is one that is comfortably warm and would make a good companion to a crackling fire and a glass of eggnog. Each sparkling, happy song is like a musical holiday card that brightens the day.
Rural Rhythm Christian has announced the new Christmas song, Little Did They Know, written by acclaimed songwriter, Rick Lang. Arranged and produced by Stephen Mougin, Little Did They Know features the elegant vocals of Jana Mougin (lead vocalist from the popular Euro band Fragment) with Melonie Cannon and Stephen Mougin providing harmony vocals. They are joined by a great cast of musicians including: Randy Kohrs (Resonator Guitar); Stephen Mougin (Acoustic Guitars); Todd Parks (Bass); and Chris Brown(Drums).
Writing Christmas and Seasonal material has been a passion of mine for a very long time. It goes back to the influences and experiences I had as a child at Christmas in our New Hampshire home. There have been many great songs written about the birth of Jesus that we all long to hear at this time of the year. That being said, there still needs to be new songs written and recorded that hopefully will appeal to future generations as well. I want to be one of the writers that helps keeps the Nativity Story alive…. in people’s minds…and hearts – Rick Lang.
Radio programmers can download the song free at Airplay Direct.com.
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Rural Rhythm Christian has announce the release of Look To The Light: Songs of Faith from the Pen of Rick Lang.
Christian songwriter, Rick Lang has had well over two dozen of his songs recorded and performed by a variety of top, well-known and award-winning bluegrass groups. Also serving as Executive Producer, Lang hand picked award-winning bluegrass artists to perform on the album. These include: Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley, Jeff Parker, Junior Sisk, and Barry Scott; with musicians, Michael Cleveland, Ron Stewart, John Miller, Jesse Brock and more.
The album, arranged and co-produced by John Miller and Jesse Brock, features newly written songs by Rick Lang and co-writing assistance on three tracks from Pete Goble, Ted DeMille and Justin Carbone. The first single release, How Far Will I Fall, includes the incredible lead vocals by Russell Moore who said,
This is a wonderful project and I’m very proud that Rick asked me to be a part of it. I hope that my vocal contributions have given justice to his heartfelt messages – Russell Moore.
The song is now available to radio via AirPlay Direct and will also be serviced to Bluegrass, Southern Gospel and Country Gospel radio stations.
‘Look To The Light’ is more than a great gospel album, it’s a tour de force of bluegrass’s finest, coupled with heartfelt songs from the pen of preeminent bluegrass gospel songwriter Rick Lang. A must have – Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network.
Rick Lang is featured in the new issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles, Songwriter Profile and also in the current issue of Power Source Magazine, Bluegrass News section, New Release Spotlight.
My goal for this album is to touch the heart and stir the soul of all who listen to these songs. Each was written from personal experiences and my own struggles with day-to-day life and my faith – Rick Lang.