Bluegrass Valley Records has another 2013 release slated for Brad Davis. A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones will drop digitally next Tuesday (12/10), with a collector’s edition CD to follow.
John Mathis with Bluegrass Valley says that far from jumping on the Jones tribute bandwagon, this project was being recorded when George passed.
“We all began talking about Brad’s next grass project over a year ago when we were launching his Walk On Faith album. A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones just kept coming up in the conversation and the concept was very appealing to Brad and our whole team.
At the time Brad starting work on this, Jones was on his final tour and through the recording process we lost a great music icon. The final result is a project that is a great balance between what Brad Davis does as a producer, artist and musician as well as a tribute to George. There are bluegrass versions of songs from various stages of Jones’ recording career and there is even a bonus cut of a possible missed hit. It’s a GREAT Brad Davis project and it’s a GREAT George Jones tribute!”
A debut single is offered to bluegrass radio today, Brad’s take on Jones’ first #1 hit, The Big Bopper’s White Lightning, which topped the charts for the Possum in April of 1959.
Other Jones hits on A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones include:
- The Race Is On
- We’re Gonna Hold On
- Tender Years
- She Thinks I Still Care
- The Grand Tour
- Walk Through This World With Me
- I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair
- Let’s Go Home
- Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me
- Make Me One More Memory
Radio programmers can download the single, or any of the other tracks, now at Airplay Direct.
The album will be jointly promoted with The Coffee Fool, a private roaster who distributes its dozens of blends online. Davis has been a long-time endorser of their Flatpicker’s Fuel, which he is said to consume in mass quantities while in the studio.