JOE HOTT SIGNS WITH RURAL RHYTHM RECORDS,
FIRST SINGLE “WEST VIRGINIA RAIL”
RELEASES TO RADIO TODAY
(Photo by Allie Phillips)
“People like what’s real—and that defines my music,” – Joe Hott
Nashville, TN (September 25, 2018) – Rural Rhythm Records is proud to annou
nce the signing of emerging artist Joe Hott. Hott is poised to become a “must see/must hear” ne
w face and voice for a world of new listeners ready to discover that “all things old become new—and
hip again.” 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 bornJoe Hotta rare treasure on today’s music scene.
Rhythm became aware of Joe Hott when he performed on the 615 Hideaway
live stream for RFD-TV “Music Monday’s”. Hott’s performance combined an
authentic love and respect of roots music with a genuine passion and
power that created a freshness and originality to his music. Also, we
were impressed with the team Hott has assembled for his music and career
including producers Adam Engelhardt and Glen Duncan, management
direction by music veteran JoAnn Berry and PLA
Media Public Relations. We are very excited to join this strong team
and help Joe Hott bring his style of music to fans everywhere.” – Sam Passamano, II – President, Rural Rhythm Records
(Pictured L-R sitting; Joe Hott, Sam Passamano II, Standing; JoAnn Berry, Adam Engelhardt
Marie Ratzman, Glen Duncan and Sammy Passamano 3) – Photo by Allie Phillips
“West Virginia Rail” is the first single written by Joe Hott, Glen Duncan and Adam Engelhardt and is a hard driving train song that never slows down.
“ ‘West Virginia Rail’is
a song that tells my story but resonates with many others. The song
tells the story of a young person who needs to work but living in the
mountains there are not many opportunities. He knows to find work and
make an honest living he must leave his home, a situation he is not
comfortable with since he is
behind the only place he has ever known. He takes a new job in the big
city working 9 to 5 in a rundown factory and even though his new
lifestyle is going well, and he is making the money that he wanted to
make he still misses his home in the mountains. The song goes on to tell
that when the whistle blows on Friday evening he is headed back to his
home in West Virginia to be among his family and friends until he has to
go back to reality for the work week. He knows his visit back home will
be short and he tells the engineer driving the train to not waste any
time and to hold that throttle wide open for he’s leaving this town for
God’s own country on that ‘West Virginia Rail’ “. – Joe Hott
(Pictured L-R; Glen Duncan, Joe Hott and Adam Engelhardt) – Photo by Allie Phillips
Produced by Adam Engelhardt & Glen Duncan, “West Virginia Rail” features Hott’s soulful mountain vocals accompanied by top Bluegrass musiciansCody Kilby–Acoustic Guitar;Scott Vestal–Banjo;Glen Duncan & Joe Spivey–Twin Fiddles;Dennis Crouch–Upright BassandCasey Campbell–Mandolin
Joe Hott is currently in the studio with producers Adam Englehardt & Glen Duncan working on Hott’s debut album on Rural Rhythm Records scheduled for release in 2019.
“West Virginia Rail” is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct.
new single will be available commercially on October 12th wherever
digital downloads are available including iTunes and Amazon and
streaming on Spotify and Pandora.
Joe Hott has assembled a strong support team to assist him with his new music. In addition to the top notch music production team of Adam Engelhardt and Glen Duncan and his label Rural Rhythm Records, Hott has artist management industry veterans JoAnn Berry and Marie Ratzman of WorldClass Talent guiding his career.
About Joe Hott:
Hott is a new face and voice for a world of listeners ready to discover
that “all things old become new.” The lanky 6 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.