Little Did They Know

Little Did They Know is latest Christmas single from the Rural Rhythm Christian label. It was written by IBMA-nominated songwriter Rick Lang, and produced by Stephen Mougin. The track features vocals by his wife Jana Mougin, formerly lead singer with the popular European bluegrass band Fragment, with background vocals from the great Melanie Cannon and Stephen Mougin.

The musicians on the single include: Stephen Mougin (Acoustic Guitar), Randy Kohrs (Resonator Guitar), Todd Parks (Bass), and Chris Brown (Drums). Yes… I said the traditionally dreaded “D” word, but the precussion on this record is very tastefully done, and complements the acoustic instruments nicely.

Lang says…

“Writing Christmas and Seasonal material has been a passion of mine for a very long time. It goes back to the influences and experiences I had as a child at Christmas in our New Hampshire home.

There have been many great songs written about the birth of Jesus that we all long to hear at this time of the year. That being said, there still needs to be new songs written and recorded that hopefully will appeal to future generations as well.

I want to be one of the writers that helps keeps the Nativity Story alive…. in people’s minds…and hearts.”

This cut is a perfect vehicle for Jana’s tender and endearing voice, and Stephen has presented it with a beautifully tasteful accompaniment. It should be a treasured addition to any Christmas music collection.

I first became aware of the tune when Justin Carbone and I demoed it for Rick, a little over a year ago. Right away, I recognized that it was a special song, and am glad that Rural Rhythm Christian is sharing the song and the message with listeners everywhere.

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You can purchase the song from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapody, eMusic, and other popular online sources. Radio programmers can download the song via Airplay Direct.


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Troy Engle

Troy Engle is studio musician, singer, and songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He has toured or recorded with Patty Loveless, The Isaacs, Michael Martin Murphey, Larry Sparks, and many other bluegrass and country artists. He is also the owner of, which provides quality acoustic instrument tracks for recording artists and studios.