IBMA Awards Ballot – 2nd Round

ibma_logoThanks so much to the IBMA voting members for placing us on the second round ballot.  We are proud to announce we are in the following categories:

Album of the YearAll-Star Duets – Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time.

Song of the Year – “Against the Grain”  Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time and Garth Brooks.  Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Bruce Bouton (Writers)

Recorded Event of the Year – “Against the Grain Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time and Garth Brooks, Mighty Cord Records

Male Vocalist of the Year – Larry Cordle

2015 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inductees


Inductees, from left, Larry Cordle, Clarence Spalding, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry and Pete Stamper posed before the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Lexington Center Ballroom in Lexington, Ky., on April 10, 2015. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff PABLO ALCALA — Lexington Herald-Leader 

All-Star Duets




Track Listing:

1. Against the Grain w/Garth Brooks
2. Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me w/Diamond Rio
3. Highway 40 Blues w/Ricky Skaggs
4. Lonesome Dove w/Trisha Yearwood
5. The Bigger the Fool w/Del McCoury
6. The Fields of Home w/Kenny Chesney
7. Lonesome Standard Time w/Kathy Mattea
8. Murder on Music Row w/Daryle Singletary & Kevin Denney
9. You Can’t Take it With You When You Go w/Dierks Bentley
10. Cure for the Common Heartache w/Terri Clark
11. Rough Around the Edges w/Travis Tritt
12. Two Highways w/Alison Krauss
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Album Review for All-Star Duets by Lonesome Road Review

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Wordsmith mogul Larry Cordle has been a heavy hitter with hit songs for decades in Nashville.  The former accountant has contributed to records that have sold more than 55 million copies worldwide since he left his day job to become a full-time musician/songwriter.  His newest release is a “greatest hits” duet album including a dozen A-list country and bluegrass acts who have recorded his work in the past, including Ricky Skaggs (“Highway 40 Blues”), Garth Brooks (“Against the Grain”), Trisha Yearwood (“Lonesome Dove”), Dierks Bentley (“You Can’t Take it With You When You Go”), and Kenny Chesney (“The Fields of Home”).

Unlike a lot of premier Nashville songwriters whose vocal talents make it plain why aren’t out front on stage, the Mighty Cord has been singing in the major leagues with these all stars for quite a while—the tear-jerking throwdown with Terri Clark, “Cure for the Common Heartache.” Cordle’s performances really draw out the personalities of his duet partners, all of whom take full advantage of the opportunity to put their particular spin on these great songs.

The instrumental lineup is also quite stellar—Bryan Sutton, Kristin Scott Benson, Andy Leftwich, Mike Anglin, Jenee Fleenor, Randy Kohrs, Tim Croutch, Jerry Douglas, Wayne Benson, Chris Davis, and Kim Garner—and the tones and execution of the instruments were superbly captured by Slack Key Studio (Randy Kohrs) and Ben Surratt at Mark Howard’s Signal Path Studio.

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Gem Theater to hosts 21st Cousin Jake Bluegrass Festival

Good morning, East Tennessee.The Historic Gem Theater in downtown Etowah, Tenn., will be headquarters for a one-of-a-kind bluegrass festival March 6-7 featuring Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time.

Now in its 21st year, the Cousin Jake Bluegrass Festival is named after Etowah native “Cousin” Jake Tullock, who played bass with the Foggy Mountain Boys, the legendary bluegrass band that backed up Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. After retiring from music, Tullock returned to Etowah where he worked as a police dispatcher before he died in 1988.

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The Big Bang Of Country Music set to come full circle at HoustonFest 2015

HoustonFest 2015 will host an extraordinary lineup of artists who will perform songs from this soon to be released project. Grammy award winner, Carl Jackson will moderate “Orthophonic Joy: 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Showcase” at HoustonFest in Felts Park, Galax, VA on May 1 & 2, 2015. A stellar lineup of artists from the project will perform at HoustonFest 2015 including: Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, Doyle Lawson, Jesse McReynolds, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Shotgun Rubies, Ashley and Shannon Campbell, The Church Sisters, The Virginia Luthier Band, Corbin Hayslett, and Larry Cordle.

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Songwriting Contest

Judges Include Award-Winning Songwriters: Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Donna Hughes, Brink Brinkman and Jenee Fleenor The popular Dogs Deserve Better organization has launched a new songwriting contest on behalf of chained dogs. Songwriters who believe that dogs deserve a better life other than living at the end of a chain, …

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