Radio Ramblers Gospel CD in February

Rebel Records has announced February 1, 2011 as the release date for Hymns From The Hills, the first all-Gospel project from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.

Mullins has established himself as one of bluegrass music’s true Renaissance men. Before purchasing and successfully managing a number of radio stations in southern Ohio, Joe established himself as a premier banjoist and tenor singer as a member of The Traditional Grass, along with his late father, Paul “Moon” Mullins, himself a bluegrass radio legend.

Joe disappeared from the performance scene in 1995 as he was developing his radio business, returning only occasionally for projects with Longview. In 2005 as the demands of his growing business began to recede, he formed his current band, The Radio Ramblers, and released a critically-acclaimed album, Rambler’s Call, in 2009.

The title Hymns From The Hills is taken from the name of a radio show Mullins hosts on his MyClassicCountry stations, one which his father had created many years before. The new project brings together a handful of the true pioneers and legends of bluegrass Gospel music. Mullins shares vocal duties with such stars as Ralph Stanley, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Larry Sparks, and Paul Williams on a mix of new and classic Gospel and inspirational songs.

They are supported by the Radio Ramblers: Adam McIntosh on guitar, Evan McGregor on fiddle, Tim Kidd on bass and Mike Terry on mandolin.

Audio samples are available on the Radio Ramblers web site. A full play-through is scheduled for the end of the month on Sirius-XM, when Joe visits Kyle Cantrell on Bluegrass Junction for his Track-By-Track program. The show will run run a number of times (all EST) on XM 14 and Sirius 65.

  • Wednesday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 30 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 1 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m.

Can’t wait for this one!

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