Nathan and Ralph take it to the bank

Nathan Stanley MinistriesNathan Stanley and his grandfather, the great Ralph Stanley, are starting work on a new Gospel album. It will be produced under the auspices of Nathan’s new music ministry, Nathan Stanley Ministries, and sponsored by a regional bank in his part of the country.

The record will be titled Nathan Stanley & Dr. Ralph Stanley – Gospel Favorites, and will feature vocals by the two Stanleys with Dewey Brown on fiddle, Junior Blakenship on lead guitar, Randall Hibbitts on bass, and Mitchell Vandyke on banjo.

Nathan shared a few words about this next project, and his music ministry.

Ralph and Nathan Stanley“We will be doing some of our favorite Gospel Songs and some of our most requested songs out on the road. We are very excited about this recording, and it will be released very soon.

New People’s Bank is sponsoring this CD and they are proud supporters of Nathan Stanley Ministries. They have 23 branches in Southwest VA, Northeast TN, and Southern WV.

They also sponsor the Nathan Stanley Ministry show which airs on Living Faith Television. The show features a lot of bluegrass Gospel and airs every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m ET. It can also be watched online at”

We’ll report further details about the new album as we learn them.

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