“The Girl on Sugar Pie Lane”
RECORD LABEL:Mountain Fever Music Group
Mountain Fever Records releases Magnolia Drive‘s new single, “The Girl on Sugar Pie Lane.” Country music fans may remember this song written by Tommy Collins in 1968, recorded by the legendary Buck Owens & The Buckaroos. Magnolia Drive certainly delivers on their version of this toe-tapping tune that highlights the band’s tight harmony and high energy they also bring to the stage.
Now a decade into their career, Magnolia Drive brings a wealth of talent to the stage, all from the great state of Mississippi. The group features Don Robinson on banjo and vocals; Steve “Speed” Nowell on bass and vocals; Mike Nowell on guitar and vocals; and Cory Burton on mandolin and vocals. Their hard-driving, traditional, contemporary bluegrass and gospel music is reminiscent of the popular sounds from the ’60s and ’70s.
“’The Girl on Sugar Pie Lane’ is a great song. Tommy Collins wrote many fantastic tunes, with some becoming instant hits. This one is on the lighter side of love but no less a hit to us. Some of Buck’s recordings did not receive as much notoriety as others, but this one was certainly a chart-topper to us when we first heard this song. With the upbeat bounce of the music and the beckoning cry for love in the lyrics, it just checked all the boxes for a fine Magnolia Drive bluegrass recording! It’s a fun song to perform, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it on the radio and other platforms,” said Nowell.
Last year, the band received the honor of being chosen by the International Bluegrass Music Association as an official video Showcase Artist. Music fans can watch these performances on the band’s YouTube channel and catch them this year in Raleigh, NC during the IBMA conference at our upcoming private Mountain Fever showcase.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Recently selected as an IBMA Virtual Showcase Artist, Magnolia Drive are also recent signees to Mountain Fever Records and describe themselves simply as, "Mississippi Bluegrass."
- With other 100 years of combined performance and recording experience, Magnolia Drive delivers hard-driving, contemporary/traditional blended bluegrass, tasteful instrumentation, smooth vocals, and an ever-energetic performance.