NATHAN STANLEY: A NEW GENERATION OF “STANLEY” TRADITION SCORES #1 CHARTING, MAJOR AWARD NOMINATIONS AND RECOGNITION
“Best Classic Country CD of the Year Award” Announcement — “Best New Artist,” “Best Inspirational Bluegrass Artist” Nominations in ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards
Nashville, Tennessee –August 19, 2011 – Summer 2011 has been all about record breaking heat across America—a memorable time for one of the country/bluegrass industry’s hottest young artists –Nathan Stanley–to be doing a little ‘record breaking’ of his own.
Stanley’s latest radio single, White Dove, recorded with duet-partner Vince Gill takes the number #1 spot on the September Power Source Christian Country Top 100 Chart.
The song was pulled as a single from Nathan Stanley’s latest CD release, My Kind of Country, which includes his inspired new deliver of classic duets with legends such as Vince Gill, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Marty Stuart, John Anderson, Gene Watson, Patty Loveless, Little Jimmy Dickens, Gene Watson, Ricky Skaggs, and Rhonda Vincent to mention guest artist highlights.
The fact that the delivery system to bring classic country music to a re-visit at the top of the charts happens to be by an artist who is the musical heir to the Stanley family legend is a sweet victory for 18 year old Nathan Stanley. His love of the “traditional” is exceeded only by his appreciation of his legacy as the grandson of Dr. Ralph Stanley.
For Nathan the recent outbreak of career accolades keep rolling. While on the road in early August, he received word of his nomination in the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in two major catagories –New Artist and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The awards will be presented in industry ceremonies to be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on
My Kind Of Country has also reaped recent industry rewards with its’ selection by the Rural Roots Commission as “Best Classic Country CD of the Year” in their annual awards presentation. In a recent press release, Bob Everhart, President of the National Traditional Country Music Association noted: “Nathan Stanley is an authentic ‘real deal’ country music artist. Because of the high quality and excellence of My Kind of County, he has been selected by the Rural Roots Commission to receive their prestigious ‘Best Classic Country CD of the Year Award.” The presentation will be made to Nathan during his appearance on August 29th at the 36th Annual National Old-Time Country & Bluegrass Festival in LeMars. Iowa.
In the midst of being ‘celebrated,’ high on Nathan’s personal list of ‘favorite things I did this summer’ was his August 13-14th performance at the much anticipated Dukes Of Hazzard Homecoming held ‘Back In The Blue Ridge’ of Sperryville, Virginia. Ben Jones –‘Cooter’ on the original TV series and founder of Cooter’s Place hosted the original cast and an overflow crowd of fans for the two day event which Nathan decidedly helped keep ‘traditional’ on the music side! Nathan can definitely count ‘Cooter’ among his fans in Hazzard County as Ben Jones noted on the website for the “Dukes of Hazzard Homecoming”: “ It is really gratifying for me to hear a young performer who has a respect for the great artists of ‘real country.’ Nathan is the real deal. He has paid his dues, learned his craft and found his niche.”
In the midst of #1 awards and the accolades of both the Nashville music industry and a new generation of fans embracing his music, Nathan Stanley is a young man on the go. In addition to his own recording career and concert dates, Nathan is a centerpiece of the energetic tour schedule Dr. Ralph maintains into his eighth decade of making music.
Nathan Stanley music is distributed by Sony Red and promoted by HMG Nashville.
He is booked by Acts Nashville.