The song is a Larry Cordle/Lionel Delmore song, I’d Rather Hear I Don’t Love You (Than Nothing At All), an old school country waltz done up bluegrass style – twin fiddles and everything. This also represents the reunion of Rhonda and her current-and-former vocal partner Josh Williams, who provides harmony on the track.
It was recorded with her touring band, The Rage – Aaron McDaris, Hunter Berry, Mickey Harris, Josh Williams and Brent Burke – along with Tim Crouch on second fiddle.
Here’s a quick sample…
You can hear the entire song this morning on Sirius XM (Channel 65), and at 3:00 p.m. (EST), Rhonda will be on WSM to debut the single on their air. Then on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., she’ll return to WSM to talk with Bill Cody and spin the song. You can listen to WSM’s signal live online.
During the SPBGMA convention, the single will be available for sale at Vincent’s Martha White Boutique in the exhibit hall, and radio programmers are invited to step aboard the Martha White Express (her tour bus) to pick up an airplay copy. It will be available soon in iTunes and at Amazon.com.
Rhonda and the Rage will be conspicuous in Nashville throughout the weekend. They will be jamming in the lobby of the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (local time CST), and everyone at SPBGMA is invited to join in. Then look for them at the Troubadour Theater (Ernest Tubb Record Shop) at midnight Saturday night (Sunday 12:00 a.m.), and on Sunday’s Awards Show which starts at 6:00 p.m.
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