September Release Of Fourth Studio Album, THE VIEW
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2014) – Award-winning brother/sister Bluegrass duo, THE ROYS, continue their creative momentum as they gear up for the September release of their fourth studio album, THE VIEW.
The highly-anticipated project offers the truest representation of
THE ROYS’ unique sound to date, and builds upon the duo’s success as
songwriters, introducing 11 of their new compositions. The brand new
album is fueled by the loving, upbeat first single, “No More Lonely,” released to radio on June 10 and commercially to fans on June 24 via digital vendors including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. THE VIEW,
a Rural Rhythm Records’ release, gives listeners THE ROYS’ most organic
project yet, and features a fan-appealing mix of traditional Bluegrass,
Country and Gospel.
The duo’s previous RRR release, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN (2013), helped to secure Lee and Elaine’s place on the global Bluegrass stage. In addition to earning the #1 spot on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Album Chart
for the month of October 2013, the album jumped back up to the chart’s
#2 spot last month. The reigning three-time Inspirational Country Music
(ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year award winners proved their radio-friendly consistency with GYPSY, and look to further expand their appeal with THE VIEW.
In collaboration with some of today’s hottest songwriters,
including Steve Dean, Larry Alderman, Jenee Fleenor and Keesy Timmer, as
well as Country star Josh Thompson, THE ROYS are once again poised to
take their listeners on an amazing musical journey. Exploring a vast
array of human emotions, THE VIEW resonates with diversity as it traverses the highs and lows of life. From the inspirationally-celebratory “Mended Wings” to the heartbreak of goodbye found in “Heaven Needed Her More,” to the powerfully poignant look at the life of an Alzheimer’s patient found in “Sometimes,” the
duo tackles uncommon topics with grace, compassion and insight.
Throughout the album, they are ably backed by band members Clint White
(fiddle), Daniel Patrick (banjo) and Erik Alvar (bass).
The siblings teamed up with Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry
icon “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson to compose the disc’s title track. The
song eulogizes Lee and Elaine’s grandparents’ final resting place at
Saint Mary’s in New Brunswick, Canada. The lyrics and melody paint
images of the small church overlooking the river so masterfully that one
might ask if it is the view God sees while looking out his own window.
“Elaine and I poured our souls into this project,” Lee admits as he
climbs aboard the bus for another whirlwind festival season. “We
focused hard on writing what was in our hearts, used our band
throughout, and recorded and produced it in our studio. It’s a bit
unnerving to throw so much of ourselves out there, but we wanted this
album to tell THE ROYS’ story,” he explains.
For Elaine, this project was a natural evolution. “For years, our
fans have been telling us they really love the songs we write,” she
notes. “We really wanted to explore that. Creatively involving the
band in recording the album has helped us gel as performers and
broadened a foundation we can continue to build upon. This album, more
than anything we’ve done so far, has our signature on it – from
beginning to end. We are very proud and excited for our fans to hear
it,” Elaine adds enthusiastically.
1. “No More Lonely”
2. “Those Boots”
3. “Heaven Needed Her More”
5. “Live The Life You Love”
6. “The View”
7. “No More Tears Left To Cry”
8. “Northern Skies”
9. “Black Gold”
10. “Mended Wings”
11. “Mandolin Man”