Back Home Again is the first track to hit from The Wait Is Over, Jett’s Creek’s debut project for Mountain Fever. The album won’t release until February 2013, but the label’s Mark Hodges said that he wanted to share something from the record right away.
“I have loved this band for a long time. We signed them about a year ago and they’ve been working hard on this new CD ever since.
I think this first single will give the DJs and fans a lot to rave about. I know I’m certainly proud of what this band is doing and that we are able to present it to fans of great music everywhere.”
Jett’s Creek is a vehicle for vocalist Angie Young, with Nathan Bray on guitar, Tim Hale on banjo, Jeff Byrd on bass, Chuck Little on mandolin, and Jon McIntosh on guitar. They are based in Ohio.
The Wait Is Over was produced by Clay Hess, and Back Home Again can be downloaded now by radio programmers at Airplay Direct.
Cumberland Gap Connection also has a new track for radio, John Dig A Hole, which will be included in their next, as yet unnamed Mountain Fever project. Their previous album, Whole Lotta Lonesome, got a lot of traction on the charts and helped propel the band to national attention.
The band is Mike Bentley on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo, Bryan Russell on bass, John Messer on mandolin, and Albon Clevenger on fiddle. Bentley is the primary vocalist, with all the guys contributing harmonies.
Hodges is high on this bunch as well.
“Keeping with the traditional side of bluegrass is important to us here at Mountain Fever. When Mike Bentley sent me some music from the band a couple of years ago, I was impressed. When he let me hear this new one, I was blown away.
This is a band that lives in their songs. These guys know what they are singing about and the emotion in the songs comes from real life. This is the real stuff here.”
John Dig A Hole is also available to radio at Airplay Direct.
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