High Octane Bluegrass by AMERICAN DRIVE

New Band Announcement:
High Octane Bluegrass by AMERICAN DRIVE
First Single Release “Long Haul Trucking Man” Now Out to Radio
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Nashville, TN (August 8, 2012) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the formation of the new band AMERICAN DRIVE.
This high octane bluegrass band includes group members of J.D. Crowe
& The New South who are carrying on now that J.D. Crowe has
announced his retirement. AMERICAN DRIVE includes the talents of: Rickey Wasson (Lead/harmony Vocals, Guitar), Dwight McCall (Lead/Harmony Vocals, Mandolin), Matt DeSpain (Resonator Guitar) and Kyle Perkins (Bass) from The New South, who are joined by Justin Jenkins (Banjo) formerly with the bands Grasstowne and Blue Moon Rising.
“We are so excited about being a part of
the AMERICAN DRIVE team. Rickey, Dwight, Matt, Kyle and Justin are about
to start a new chapter in their musical journey that will surely
delight Bluegrass fans all over the world. THE NEW SOUTH had the
absolute privilege of supporting one of our legends in Bluegrass for
many years…and now the time has come for them to step into the spotlight
and continue to create top notch Bluegrass for years to come,” said Sam Passamano, President of Rural Rhythm Records.
Rural Rhythm is also proud to announce today’s new single release, Long Haul Trucking Manfrom
AMERICAN DRIVE’s self-titled debut album scheduled for release on
October 16, 2012. The song is now available to radio stations at AirplayDirect.com and the track is also included on the label’s Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks disc mailed to radio today.
AMERICAN DRIVE will make their debut
at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of
Bluegrass convention during the band’s Official Showcase next month in
Nashville, TN. For more information on the IBMA’s week long Business
Conference, Awards Show and Fanfest, please visit ibma.org.
The band is moving in high gear and will
soon be launching a brand new website at AmericanDriveBand.com, but fans
can check them out now at Facebook
AMERICAN DRIVE is now accepting bookings for 2013. Interested parties
should contact Rickey Wasson at 606-481-0240 or Dwight McCall at
513-616-0680. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding
For more information on Rural Rhythm Records, please visit RuralRhythm.com.

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