Big Country Bluegrass moves on

In February we brought you news of the forthcoming CD, titled Back In Time, from Big Country Bluegrass. We indicated at the time that it would be their second album to be released by Mountain Roads Recordings.

Now comes the announcement that Big Country Bluegrass is no longer on the label’s roster of artists.

In passing on the news, Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings said ……..

“We had a tremendous run with Big Country Bluegrass and had agreed in principle to produce their next CD but we found that we have major differences in our approach to promoting their projects and we have mutually decided to part ways. Tommy Sells is a great friend and will continue to be. We felt that preserving our friendship was more important than maintaining the business relationship and I wish them much success.”

Tommy Sells, in turn, commented …..

“It’s been great working with Karl Cooler and Mountain Roads Recordings on our Open For Business project. We were his label’s first artist, and Karl significantly helped us spread the word about our music through that recording. Due to some changes he felt like he needed to make in his business, we reached the decision that now was the best time to change labels. We have been friends with Karl and his wife Gail for many years, and we will remain friends. We wish Karl all the best with his music label.

Concerning our next release, the album has been recorded, mixed, and mastered. We are currently talking with a couple of labels and we should have a decision soon. We hope to have the new project out in the next two or three months and the Tom T., Dixie Hall, and Don Rigsby song, The Boys in Hats and Ties, will be at a prominent spot on the recording.”

We’ll be sure to pass along news of their label affiliation as soon as it is announced.

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Richard Thompson

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.