Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter
RAY EDWARDS & HARD ROCK MOUNTAIN PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER
Rural Rhythm Records and sister publishing company Sage Brush Music jointly presents the music of Bluegrass #1 hit songwriter RAY EDWARDS. Ray s songs have been recorded by some of the top acts in bluegrass music including Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out s #1 hit Hard Rock Mountain Prison ( Til I Die and the current #1 hit song Carolina Moonshine Man by Lou Reid & Carolina.
RAY EDWARDS also is a two-time world champion banjo player and has toured and recorded for over thirty-years with the likes of Randy Travis, Tom T. Hall, Jeanie C. Riley, Ed Bruce, Lynn Anderson, Sammy Kershaw and many more.
PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER contains 12 songs written or co-written by RAY EDWARDS and features the lead vocals of today s top Bluegrass award winning stars including: Russell Moore, Marty Raybon, Lou Reid, Grasstowne, Don Rigsby, Darrell Webb Band and many more. PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER combines the #1 hit songwriting talents of RAY EDWARDS with a BLUEGRASS ALL-STAR cast of singers and musicians that will certainly light up the Bluegrass radio airwaves and delight Bluegrass fans all over the world.
Jimmy Martin has always been RAY EDWARDS bluegrass hero, so when Jimmy passed away in 2005, Ray wanted to pay tribute to Jimmy as the first single from his album. My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?) contains some of today s top Bluegrass male vocal talent including; Marty Raybon, Russell Moore, Darrell Webb, Lou Reid and award winning fiddle player Michael Cleveland.
"A brilliantly written song performed by some of the greatest musicians and singers in the business...I know Dad would be proud, said Jimmy Martin Jr.
I just played My Name is Jimmy Martin(Do You Remember Me) For the first time and that High Lonesome Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mt. Boys sound came busting through the speakers. I m sure the King would be proud! What a Tribute - Larry Carter - Bluegrass for Breakfast WLMU/ WCXZ
If you're looking for "authentic" bluegrass, look no further than Ray Edwards' new single...That unique, Jimmy Martin sound is played and sung by some of the finest talent in bluegrass today." - W.J. Hallock, Prescription Bluegrass Media
Great song!...Be assured it'll be on my playlist! - Bob Mitchell, WKWC FM
..."My Name Is Jimmy Martin: Do You Remember Me? by banjo great Ray Edwards and a truly all-star band is a sheer joy from first note to last. The love and enthusiasm for the King of Bluegrass shines through, right down to the final harmony yodeling exit!... - Geoff Morris - WALL-TO-WALL BLUEGRASS, worldwidebluegrass.com
SHEW!!!!!!!! - Les Butler, Front Porch Fellowship