Mountain Fever Records has signed Michelle Nixon & Drive, and announced a July 12 release of their next CD, A Place I Belong.
Nixon was seen as an up-and-comer during the 2000’s. She and the band had a number of albums for Copper Creek and Pinecastle, and she took home the Female Vocalist of the Year (Traditional) award from SPBGMA in 2006. The producers of the two Daughters Of Bluegrass albums chose Michelle to record with them, and saw both selected for the IBMA Recorded Event Of The Year (2006, 2009).
Michelle was knocked off her game in 2007, when her dad passed away, an event that led her to refocus her attention on the needs of her family. With her youngest child now heading into his last year of high school, Nixon is again heeding the call of the bluegrass biz.
A debut single from the new album has been released today to broadcasters through Airplay Direct and Radio Submit. It’s a song that Michelle wrote with her husband Nick.
“Were absolutely so excited that our original song Your Kind of Love was chosen to be the first single released from the new project. Strong love is a powerful thing! We love the intensity of this song and we hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoy playing and singing it!”
Your Kind of Love :[http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/michelle.mp3]
Touring and recording with Nixon are Patrick Robertson on guitar and vocals, Mike Sharp on dobro, Tim Newcomb on banjo, Jonathon Dillon on mandolin and John Wade on bass. Nick Nixon also appears on the new CD.
Nick and Michelle contributed four other songs, and Patrick Robertson two, along with cuts from Harley Allen, Earl Hees – and a remake of Harper Valley PTA, Tom T. Hall’s hit for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968.
We’ll be sure to discuss the new album with Michelle next month when the release date draws near.