Sunday, October 12, 2014


“This record has been a truly ‘Monumental’ labor of love for Larry, that has been 11 years in the making.  AirPlay Direct is absolutely honored to deliver this record to the APD global radio community and their listeners.  This particular body of work, has artistic value and substance beyond the recording, something truly memorable…!” 
                                                                         Lynda Weingartz, CEO – AirPlay Direct                
Larry Cordle would like to extend an “Extra Special Thanks” to all the super-star artists who made guest appearances on this CD: Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Kevin Denny, Diamond Rio, Alison Krauss, Kathy Mattea, Daryle Singletary, Travis Tritt, Del McCoury, Rick Skaggs and Trisha Yearwood. Thank you for all you have meant to my career and my family. And not to be overlooked the great guest musicians, who came to my assistance and without whose time and talent this project would not be what it is: Andy Leftwitch, Randy Kohrs, Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas, Ron Block, Tim Crouch, Stuart Duncan, Dave Pomeroy, Jack Pearson, Jay Weaver and Jenee Fleenor.
"I am so excited to once again be working with the professionals at AirPlay Direct on the release of my new album All-Star Duets. They are the best at promoting music to global radio. NO one does it better."   Larry Cordle

In addition to his songwriting and role as a bandleader, Cordle is sometimes featured as a lead and/or background vocalist on some of Nashville’s most awarded and popular music. He’s provided harmony vocals for artists such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Bradley Walker, Billy Yates, Rebecca Lynn Howard and co-writing pal, Jerry Salley. His lead & harmony singing is featured on Livin, Lovin, Losin: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers, which won a GRAMMY for Best Country Album in 2003 and was named recorded event of the year by IBMA in 2004. He’s also featured on two tracks of Moody Bluegrass, alongside artists such as Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, John Cowan, Harley Allen et al and is recently featured as lead vocalist again on Moody Bluegrass II.
Larry Cordle was born and raised on a small family farm in eastern Kentucky. While a young child he was introduced to bluegrass, country, and gospel music, by his great grandfather Harry Bryant, an old time claw hammer banjo stylist, fiddle player and dancer. He recounts, “mom said I could sing “I’ll Fly Away”, all the way through when I was 2”! Cordle fondly remembers this early influence by pointing out, “we lived so far away from everything, that we had to make our own entertainment. Papaw would get the fiddle out in the evenings sometimes and play and dance for us. Just as soon as I was old enough to try to learn to play I did so & kinda seconded after him on the guitar. He ran an old country store and I spent many happy hours in there with him playing, talking about and listening to music. It was our escape into another world, something we grew up with and looked so forward to. I was always happiest when we were in a jam session”.

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