The Rarest Flowers, new single from Chris Roberts

The Engelhardt Music Group label in Nashville has released a new single from bluegrass singer/songwriter, Chris Roberts, from his current EMG project, Mountain Standard Time.

This time out it’s not one of Chris’ songs, but a country classic, The Rarest Flowers, written by Curly Putman and Don Cook, and initially recorded by Moe Bandy in 1989. Roberts turns it into a heartfelt bluegrass ballad, supported by Scott Vestal on banjo, Cody Kilby on guitar, Dennis Crouch on bass, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, and Rob Ickes on reso-guitar. Wes Hightower provided vocal harmonies with Adam Engelhardt and Glen Duncan producing.

Here’s a taste…

Radio programmers can find The Rarest Flowers at AirPlay Direct. The single, and the full album, are available wherever you stream or download music online.

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