New video, single from Radio Ramblers

They're Playing Our Song - Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are proud to announce the single release of Some Kind Of War from their highly successful project They’re Playing My Song on Rebel Records.

Written just over a year ago by Country Music Hall Of Fame member Bill Anderson, Some Kind of War speaks of the very relative topic that everyone is fighting some kind of personal battle. During their performances, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, the IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year in 2012, began to see that this particular song was affecting people in a very positive way and together with Mark Freeman of Rebel Records, decided it should be the next single from They’re Playing My Song.

Soon after, Doug Eyink, the director of Alternative Strings, asked Mullins and the band to perform for the program’s annual fundraiser and suggested they come up with a song for the youth orchestra to perform with the band. Some Kind Of War was a natural fit, turning an already poignant song into a beautiful work of art by combining bluegrass instrumentation and vocals with the 45-piece youth orchestra. During the video production, Joe Mullins sat down with Eyink to discuss the process of song selection and arrangement of Some Kind Of War.

Here Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Alternative Strings perform Some Kind of War ….


While with Alternative Strings Joe Mullins interviewed Doug Eyink ……


“It is so exciting to see audiences respond to Some Kind of War“, enthused Joe Mullins……..

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers“Bill Anderson’s memorable lyrics allow the listener to get inside the song, immediately. We are grateful that his words and our music remind us all to remember the Golden Rule. And what a thrill to have such a talented orchestra of young people present an arrangement that takes this song where it needs to go – right to the heart! The positive energy in the auditorium when we performed with Alternative Strings was surreal. It’s our hope the Some Kind of War video of our performance will hit home for everyone.”

Some Kind Of War was released to radio programmers yesterday, April 9, via AirplayDirect and is the second single from They’re Playing My Song.

You can read our interviews with Joe and Doug which ran last month here.

For more information on Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers including upcoming performances, visit the band’s website.

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