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“Stormy Horizons” Hits Radio Today!


Mountain Fever Records Releases New Music From
The Expedition Show
“Stormy Horizons” Hits Radio Today!
Willis, VA (February 19, 2013)—Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music from The Expedition Show. “Stormy Horizons”, the first single from the band’s soon-to-be-released CD of the same title, hits radio today.
Consisting of Blake Williams on banjo and vocals; Wayne Southards on guitar and vocals; Kimberly Williams on bass and vocals; and Alex Hibbitts on mandolin and vocals; The Expedition Show has
been a fan and festival favorite since their beginning in early 2002 as
Williams & Clark Expedition.  During the band’s nearly 12 year
tenure, the entertaining group has been nominated twice by the
International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Emerging Artist of
the Year (2005 and 2007), Wayne Southards has won the International
Acoustic Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year award (2009) and
Blake Williams has been nominated three times for Entertainer of the
Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America
(2007-2009).  The band has performed all over the world including a tour
with country music artist Darryl Worley to Japan as well as an
extensive headlining tour in Canada.  In addition, the band was invited
to perform for the historic Ryman Auditorium’s “Bluegrass Nights at The
Ryman” concert series.  In between all the touring, the quartet also
released six projects before signing with Mountain Fever Records in
2011. 
Their first CD released on Mountain Fever Records, The Expedition Show (Feb. ’11), stayed on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums chart for 13 months (May ’11-Mar. ’12)  reaching the #1
spot in October 2011. It also reached #3 on the Roots Music Report Top
50 CDs (Sept. ’11) and #7 on BMP’s Top 10 CDs (April ’11). The project
produced three chart-topping songs; “I Can’t Keep You In Love With Me”
which reached #1 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played
Songs chart (Oct. ’11); “Backroads And Little Towns” which remained in
the top 10 on the same chart for five months (Dec. ’11 – May ’12); and
“Storms Of Life” which stayed in the Top 10 on the Powergrass Radio
Bluegrass Gospel chart for three months reaching #4 in May ’11.
‘Stormy Horizons’
was brought to the band by Wayne [Southards],” explains Expedition band
member Blake Williams. “The song was written by Ira Louvin and Iris
Franks and recorded by Jim & Jesse & The Virginia Boys many
years ago, and is so beautifully written with some of the most
captivating lyrics I’ve ever heard. We made a few changes to Jim &
Jesse’s version to make it fit our style a little more such as using 4/4
bass on the choruses and instrumental breaks as opposed to walking bass
throughout the whole song. Wayne and Kimberly duet on the versus and
Alex adds baritone to the choruses. And of course, we brought in Tim
Crouch, who has played on all our records, to do some triple
fiddles. The response from fans and DJs to our duets has been a strong
point for us in the past and we’re really happy with the way this song
turned out.”
“The
Expedition Show proves that the best is yet to come for them and for
us,” states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. “The duets Wayne and
Kimberly have done in the past were really good but they hit it out of
the park with ‘Stormy Horizons’. After the success of their last record,
I’ve been chompin’ at the bit for more and this entire album really
delivers.”

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