BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE RELEASE "WHAT A DAY"
THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE NEW GOSPEL ALBUM
Nashville (September14, 2015) - Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single from BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE. Written by Dr. Peter Ruckman, the single “What A Day” is from the new BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE album THE GOSPEL SIDE OF BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE scheduled for release on CD and digital formats on September 18th.
Called a “Banjo Legend” by the Washington Post, BILL EMERSON is certainly one of the most influential musicians in Bluegrass music and certainly shines on the new single “What A Day” which includes Bill Emerson (Banjo); Linda Lay (Lead & Harmony Vocal, Bass); Shelby Gold (Harmony Vocal, fiddle); Tom Adams (Guitar); Jimmy Gaudreau (Mandolin).
"What A Day",and the rest of the songs on the new album,are now available for DJ's to download on Airplay Direct and included on the new Rural Rhythm FRESH CUTS & KEY TRACKS Radio CD.
THE GOSPEL SIDE OF BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE is Bill’s fifth album for Rural Rhythm Records which also includes his solo album ECLIPSE from 2011. The album contains 12 gospel songs including nine gospel songs from previously released albums by BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE and three newly recorded gospel songs for this album, “What A Day”, “Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room” and “Drifting Too Far From The Shore”. The list of songwriters on this Gospel album is very impressive and contains some the top songwriting talent past and present including Pete Goble, Carl Jackson, Tim Stafford, A.P. Carter and Charles Moody.
THE GOSPEL SIDE OF BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE is an acoustic blend of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass and classic Country featuring powerful lead vocals by SWEET DIXIE members Tom Adams, Teri Chism, Wayne Lanham and Chris Stifel along with special guest lead vocals Wayne Taylor, Randy Waller, Linda Lay and Lauren Mears. Bluegrass and Gospel music have gone together so strongly since the beginning of Bluegrass music and THE GOSPEL SIDE OF BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE is an excellent example of this power blending.
ABOUT BILL EMERSON:
Beginning in 1957, BILLEMERSON established himself as a banjo virtuoso and history maker alike! He was a founding member of the famed Bluegrass ensemble THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN; billed as a featured artist while with JIMMY MARTIN during the height of that Bluegrass legend's career; the man who introduced the classic "Fox on the Run" to bluegrass; and was the founder and shaper of COUNTRY CURRENT, the world renowned Bluegrass ensemble of the United States Navy Band.