Rural Rhythm Christian has announced a July 22 release for a new Gospel project from Steve Gulley, entitled Family, Friends & Fellowship. It contains a number of Steve’s compositions, along with classic songs from writers like Ronny Hinson, Hank Williams, G.T. Speer, E.M. Bartlett, Carl Story, and Gary Kidwell.
Steve produced and recorded the album at his own Curve Recording Studios, with help from a veritable who’s who of bluegrass pickers and singers. Singing with Gulley are Doyle Lawson, Joe Mullins, Dale Ann Bradley, Rickey Wasson, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Les Butler, Don Gulley, Vic Graves, Debbie Gulley, Linda Gulley and Brad Gulley. Laying down the groove are Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Ron Stewart, Mark Fain, Phil Leadbetter, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson, Brandon Godman, Stuart Wyrick, Scott Powers, Bryan Turner, Gary Robinson, Jr. and Mark Laws.
A first single is now available now to radio broadcasters, the old Gospel favorite Victory In Jesus, with Adam Steffey on mandolin, Ron Stewart on banjo and fiddle, Tim Stafford on guitar, and Mark Fain on bass.
Gulley said that he sees Family, Friends & Fellowship as an effort to share his faith with bluegrass and acoustic country music lovers.
“Having come to know the Lord at an early age and having been brought up in a musical and Christian home, songs of faith were at the very fiber of our family unit and individual being. The old ‘red book’ Baptist hymnal was a staple in our little mountain church house and is filled with some of my very favorite songs of all time.
My goal for this album is to share my spiritual journey through music that will hopefully make the listener think, reflect, reminisce and rejoice all while lifting their spirits and warming their soul.”
The single is available for download to radio at Airplay Direct.