New season – and new video – for Justified

Kentucky’s Cumberland River has profited handsomely from their close association with Justified, the FX network’s popular television crime drama. The show is a modern-day western, set in notorious Harlan County, the band’s hometown, and they had the opportunity to perform for the producers when the second season was being shot on location.

That led to their music being featured in several episodes of the program, giving this young bluegrass band a visibility that many established acts would envy.

Next Tuesday (1/17) marks the premier of the show’s third season, and Cumberland River has just released a music video for their original song, Justified, in honor of the ocassion. The video includes a cameo appearance by U.S. Marshall Croley Forester, whose true-life story served as the basis for the series.

Anthony Ladd produced the video.

Listen up for a number of Cumberland River songs on this season’s Justified soundtrack.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Great job, fellas! I like the song; some tasty pickin’ and singin’.