Typically, when we post about reissue CDs at Bluegrass Today, they involve recordings from the early days, often just now being distributed digitally for the first time. But today we have a pair being reissued after just a couple of years, for a couple of different reasons.
First up is Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers, initially released by Cracker Barrel in 2010, and now reissued on Rounder. It includes a dozen Statler hits, sung in Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent’s inimitable style. It was named Album of the Year for 2010 by the IBMA.
According to the standard agreement between the restaurant chain and their recording artists, Cracker Barrel gets five years as the exclusive distributor of the album, after which it reverts to the artist or their record company. So now, Rounder will be offering the CD to their wholesale accounts, and the band will be able to offer them at their stage shows. Both will also have them for sale from their web sites.
Here’s video of the guys performing Elizabeth on the Marty Stuart Show just before the record was originally released.
Also being reissued this week is The Legacy Continues, from Nathan Stanley. The album was first released into limited distribution in 2013, and has been repackaged with two new tracks featuring Ralph Stanley.
Recorded with The Clinch Mountain Boys, the album contains Nathan’s versions of a set of older bluegrass songs, most of them drawn from the Stanley repertoire. This new edition also contains a duet with Ralph on Rank Stranger, and contributions from both Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury, plus the cover of Will You Miss Me featuring Brad Paisley.
Nathan put this video together to explain the inspirations and motivations behind this album, and tell a bit about growing up with his PaPaw, Ralph Stanley.
Look for The Legacy Continues on Nathan’s web site.