Del McCoury Gospel project due in June

The next release from The Del McCoury Band, The Promised Land, is set for release on June 13, 2006. This will be the first all-Gospel project in Del’s long bluegrass career, and his third for his own label, McCoury Music. In a recent interview, Del told of how he very nearly recorded a sacred project back in the 1980s, but an unexpected personnel change put that project off. Now, 20 years later, he has his Gospel album nearly ready to be released.

The material is said to be a mix of old and new songs, including some obscure numbers from the Alfred Brumley catalog, and new compositions from Billy and Terry Smith, Shawn Camp, Ronnie Bowman and one Del has cowritten with Jerry Sally.

No audio files up yet on Del’s web site, but we’ll keep an eye out and post again when we find them.

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