THE ROYS Hit A Home Run With “Coal Minin’ Man”

THE ROYS Hit A Home Run With “Coal Minin’ Man” – Track Rockets Up Bluegrass Charts


Nashville, TN (July 18, 2011) — The Roys hit a home run with “Coal Minin’ Man,” the first single from their Rural Rhythm Records debut CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  The track is rocketing up the Bluegrass charts:
#1 on Power Source’s Top 35 Bluegrass Chart
# 1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart
Top 5 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Singles Chart
Top 10 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s  National Bluegrass Survey
Elaine + Lee Roy  ( credit: Anthony Ladd) 

LONESOME WHISTLE debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and the disc is drawing high praise: 
Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM Radio – “Traditional, yet fresh, bluegrass … strong songs … gorgeous harmonies … it doesn’t get any better than that.” 
WAMU Radio“The Roys are one of the best acts to arrive on the scene in recent years. Their hit single, ‘Coal Minin’ Man,’ is shooting toward the top of our chart.” 
Bluegrass Radio Network – “Wow … This sounds like a home run.” – “The harmonies are captivating, the voices evocative (his reedy and a bit bluesy, hers bright with an appealing backwoods plaintiveness), the songs impressive and arresting, the playing impeccable.”
Country Music People – “Exhilarating modern bluegrass doesn’t get any better than the stunning new release from The Roys.”
Heading in to the second round of balloting for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2011 Awards, The Roys are candidates for nominations in the following categories:
  • Vocal Group of the Year
  • Song of the Year (“Coal Minin’ Man”)
  • Album of the Year (LONESOME WHISTLE)
  • Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”)
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Recorded Event of the Year (“That’s What Makes It Love” with Ricky Skaggs & The Whites)
  • Female Vocalist of the Year (Elaine Roy)
July tour dates include Oak Tree Opry (Anita, IA, 7/19), Country Thunder USA (Twin Lakes, WI, 7/21-24) and Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Prestonsburg, KY, 7/30).
Fans can watch the popular “Coal Minin’ Man” video at, and enjoy music from LONESOME WHISTLE, new photos and more at Music lovers can receive the latest updates on The Roys and all their favorite Bluegrass artists now on their mobile devices simply by texting “bluegrass” to 90210.  

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