BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE DANCING WITH ANNIE

BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE RELEASE “DANCIN’ ANNIE”
THE NEW SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM
 
 
 
Nashville (January 28, 2014) – Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single from BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE.   Written by SWEET DIXIE member and featured vocalist Chris Stifel, the single “Dancin’ Annie” is also the title track of the upcoming BILL EMERSON & SWEET DIXIE album scheduled for release on CD and digital formats on March 4th.
 
Called a “Banjo Legend” by the Washington Post, BILLEMERSON is certainly one of the most influential musicians in Bluegrass music and certainly shines along with his SWEET DIXIE group on their new single “Dancin’ Annie”.
 
“Bill Emerson embodies the best of
what bluegrass music is all about.  “Dancin’ Annie” couples Bill’s
precise, crisp banjo playing with soulful vocals to give the listener
nearly three minutes of bluegrass perfection.  It’s excellent!” 
– Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction
 

 

DANCIN’ ANNIE is Bill’s fourth album for Rural Rhythm Records which also includes his solo album ECLIPSEfrom 2011.   The album contains 12 songs featuring two new original songs by renowned Bluegrass and Country songwriter Pete Goble and Leroy Drumm“Days When You Were Mine”, “This Heart You Have Broken”Bill Emerson’s instrumental “State Line Ride”“He Knows My Name” by Rob Mills, “Two Hands On The Wheel” by Nancy Pate, and two songs from SWEET DIXIEband members “Dancin’ Annie”, the first single, by Chris Stifel and “Whistle Stop” by Wayne Lanham.
 
DANCIN’ ANNIE is an
acoustic blend of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, classic
Country, dynamic instrumentals and rich gospel songs featuring three
distinct lead singers; Chris Stifel, Teri Chism and Wayne Lanham.
 
ABOUT BILL EMERSON:
Beginning in 1957, BILLEMERSON established
himself as a banjo virtuoso and history maker alike!  He was a founding
member of the famed Bluegrass ensemble THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN; billed as
a featured artist while with JIMMY MARTIN during the height of that
Bluegrass legend’s career; the man who introduced the classic “Fox on the Run
to bluegrass; and was the founder and shaper of COUNTRY CURRENT, the
world renowned Bluegrass ensemble of the United States Navy Band.

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