‘Ol” Bill Monroe Finds His Way to the Top Spot Again
October 8, 2020
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Hit Number One on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Bluegrass Survey With “Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin”
To say that Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road’s title-track single from their latest album (STREAM/BUY) is a success would be an understatement. The band has even more reason to celebrate as “Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin” hits No. 1 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Bluegrass Survey for the month of October 2020, becoming the band’s FOURTH cut to do so (press play above to listen). The song tells the story of the night in 2018 when Bill Monroe’s world-famous instrument was played by Ricky Skaggs at the Country Music Hall of Fame at his own induction ceremony.
“We’re all so happy with the success of this song” said an excited Lorraine Jordan. “When David Stewart brought this track to us, we just knew there was something special with its message that really tugs at the heartstrings. We’re glad to hear that so many people are liking it. Thanks to the DJs for spinning it, and fans who continue to request it.”
With “Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin” becoming their back-to-back single to top the chart following “True Grass,” the band is already beginning to write the story for the album’s second single. The Larry Nixon-written track “They Call it Bluegrass” serves as the next release from the project (STREAM/BUY). The hard-driving song has already begun to gain attention, debuting at No. 5 this week on Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Bluegrass Song Chart. Carolina Road also celebrated the release by unveiling the official video for the Scruggs-inspired cut, which has been seen over 100K times, and continues to grow.
Click the image below to see the Skaggs’ performance that inspired the song: