Missy Raines and Compass Records

MissyMissy Raines, seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, has signed a multi-project deal with Compass Records, run by fellow IBMA Award winner Alison Brown and her husband, Garry West.

A new CD will be released on February 10, 2009, the first full-length CD Missy has recorded with her band, New Hip. Members include Ethan Ballinger on mandolin, Michael Witcher on resonator guitar, and Dillon Hodges on guitar.

Missy was enthusiastic about the new record deal.

“This is a great day for me, I’m thrilled to be working with Alison and Garry and the team at Compass Records.  I feel it’s the absolute best label for us.

The new CD is called, Inside Out, and we recorded it here in Nashville with Ben Surratt at the Rec Room Studios. Of course it features all of the New Hip along with some special guests including Matt Flinner, John R. Burr, Doug Belote, and Megan McCormick.

We’re creating our own sounds drawing on a lot of deep roots and the music we’re coming up with gets me out of bed every morning very excited and looking forward. I can’t wait to share  it with our fans this next year.”

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