Pinecastle Records has released the first single, Old McDonald Sold the Farm, from the upcoming album by Mark Newton and Steve Thomas, Reborn, scheduled for release on April 30.
The lively song, the opening track on the album, was written by Kenny Boudrea, Darryl Landry and Ryan Roberts, and should will certainly have great appeal to a wide range of listeners. It provides a timely reminder of the struggles that farmers and ranch owners are experiencing currently.
Although Mark Newton and Steve Thomas have only recently joined together to take their impressive live shows on the road and launch their first national album release as Newton & Thomas, they are certainly no strangers to the music community. Both have achieved great success throughout their careers with a Grammy nomination, a CMA nomination and multiple IBMA awards; Newton’s Follow Me Back to the Fold, was voted IBMA’s Recorded Event of the Year in 2001 and the song Life Goes On, co-written by Steve Thomas and Dale Pyatt and a track from the album Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, was the Recorded Event of the Year in 2012.
Reborn is a great mix of music that will certainly appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Fans can pre-order the album now at Pinecastle Records and receive an instant download of the new single, plus a digital and physical copy of Reborn on the release date. Pre-orders are also available at Amazon, iTunes and more.
Radio programmers can download the single from Airplay Direct.
Category: Bluegrass recording news
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Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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