Released to radio in early August, “Cry From The Cross”
written by Johnnie Masters is a powerful and uplifting gospel song
performed in the old fashion way reminiscent in the old mountain
churches through the years and in churches today ! Musicians included
on this spirited gospel classic include Joe Hott (lead vocals), Casey Campbell (mandolin), Cody Kilby (acoustic guitar), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Ned Luberecki (banjo).
Also released to radio in early August and also getting a lot of air play , “Lonesome As Can Be” was part of the double “A” sided single. Hott
is a new face and voice in Bluegrass today for a world of listeners to
discover that “all things old become new and fresh again.” And keeping
in the old school singles tradition, Hott released two new songs as double “A” sided singles.
“Cry From The Cross” and “Lonesome As Can Be” are contained on Hott’s debut Rural Rhythm Records album WEST VIRGINIA RAIL released on August 23rd. Produced by Adam Englehardt and Glen Duncan WEST VIRGINIA RAIL also includes Hott’s previous two hit singles “West Virginia Rail” and “World Of Lies”.
WEST VIRGINIA RAIL includes seven co-written songs by Hott and features three songs with a Stanley Brothers connection. “If That’s The Way You Feel” written by Ralph Stanley, “Loving You Too Well” written by Carter Stanley and “I Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind” written by Stanley Brothers band member Roy Lee Centers and recorded with Jack Lynch before he became a long time member of the Clinch Mountain Boys for the Stanley Brothers.
unique blend of traditional bluegrass, gospel music and Appalachian
mountain music provide the mixture that makes the 23 year old, West
Virginia born Joe Hott a rare treasure on today’s music scene. “People like what’s real—and that defines my music,” – Joe Hott
WEST VIRGINIA RAIL is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct.
About Joe Hott:
Recently named national “Brand Ambassador” for top boot retailer, Durango Boots,
the 23 year old artist, is in a word: Authentic . A unique blend of
retro-bluegrass, traditional; country and gospel music and, original
Appalachian mountain music provide the mixture that makes the West
Virginia born Joe Hott a rare treasure on today’s music scene.
is a new face and voice for a world of listeners ready to discover that
“all things old become new.” The lanky six foot preacher’s son found a
fascination early in life with the tradition-steeped sounds of artists
like Dr. Ralph Stanley, Flatt & Scruggs, Hank Williams, Sr. and Bill Monroe.
This spun the fabric of Joe’s creative inspiration, formed his vocal
interpretations and set the foundation for his songwriting. Now, after
years of touring Appalachia and developing a musical identity of his
own, Joe has earned the support of WSM Radio and a partnership with
national retailer Durango Boots.