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New Music Friday — Feb. 28, 2020

KRISTY COX | No Headlights

Bluegrass; Mountain Fever Records — STREAM / BUY album

Now a 4x Australian CMA-winner (“Golden Guitar Awards”), Mountain Fever Records artist Kristy Cox has also enjoyed recent charting success with a debut #1 Billboard Bluegrass & Bluegrass Today Radio chart for her latest LP Ricochet (STREAM/BUY). The title track for her new album No Headlights (Feb. 28, 2020) and singles “Train” and “Yesterday’s Heartaches” have already garnered Top 10 radio success during pre-release with the latter giving Cox another Golden Guitar Award.

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Tap to hear “Finger Picking Good” in the Bluegrass Sounds playlist on your favorite digital service!

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CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS | “We Needed This Ride”

Bluegrass; Mountain Home Music Company — STREAM / BUY single

Following four #1 singles from his Mountain Home Music Company release, The Choosing Road (STREAM/BUY), Chris Jones returns with some new Night Drivers and a new single titled “We Needed This Ride.” The single—a streaming exclusive from a yet to be released project—brings a fresh twist to the award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist’s sound with a song written from the heart.

“It’s not so much a road song as it is a song about a romantic reunion and a rekindling on a road trip,” Jones says. “As with other songs I’ve written, it takes parts of my real life experience and blends them into a larger story.”

With a mid-tempo groove that evokes a winding ride through literal and emotional landscapes, “We Needed This Ride” offers a compelling, yet traditional-minded metaphor for the journey of a relationship with all its unforeseen bumps, turns and sometimes unknown destinations.

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Tap to hear “We Needed This Ride” in the Bluegrass Sounds playlist on your favorite digital service!

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Joining Jones and Mark Stoffel (mandolin, vocals) are celebrated veteran and four-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Marshall Wilborn (Lynn Morris Band, Longview) and Michigan singer, banjoist—and ukulele player—Grace van’t Hof.

“We were looking for a way to incorporate Grace’s baritone ukulele, since that’s part of our instrumental mix now, and it worked really well to start that way, then have her switch to banjo mid-way through the song,” adds Jones. “I’m excited for listeners to hear the new harmony vocal sound of the band, too — not to mention Marshall’s exceptional bass playing.”


STREETLIGHTS | Genesis 11-25

Christian; Streetlights Bible — STREAM / BUY album

Dramatic spoken word scripture reading over original urban instrumental music/beats.

 

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THE APOSTLES | “Fight or Die”

Christian, hip hop/rap; Mainstay Records — STREAM / BUY single

 

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WATCH FERD | “Just Like You”

Christian, hip hop/rap; I Rep JC Records — STREAM / BUY single

 

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