One of the top songwriters in Nashville for more than two decades, few songsters have achieved half the success which Larry Cordle has attained. In addition to his stellar songwriting, he has been one of the coolest cats in bluegrass since helping found Lonesome Standard Time in 1990.
The best of both of Cordle’s worlds (Music Row and the bluegrass stage) are coming together for Cordle’s upcoming album. Dubbed The Cord Files: All-Star Duets, this record has been nearly a decade in the making.
For this project, Larry has brought many of the country stars who have recorded his songs to the studio to “re-vamp” their respective songs as bluegrass duets. Cord calls on his customary humility in describing the process.
“I feel like I must have done something right in life that I could call on these larger than life, great artists and wonderful people to help me out with a dream. It is simply unbelievable to me that it is this close to becoming reality. I will never be able to repay these folks for doing this for me.”
Fans of country and bluegrass alike will be anxious to hear Lonesome Dove (Trisha Yearwood), Two Highways (Alison Krauss), You Can’t Take It With You When You Go (Dierks Bentley), Murder On Music Row (Daryle Singletary and Kevin Denney), Against The Grain (Garth Brooks), and more done bluegrass style alongside Larry Cordle. Other duet partners include Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Del McCoury, Diamond Rio, Travis Tritt, Ricky Skaggs, and Kathy Mattea.
Cordle also recruited an all-star bluegrass band into the studio to help out, including Jerry Douglas and Ron Block.
The Cord Files: All-Star Duets will be released October 8th on MightyCord Records. This one to be looking forward to.