Sunday, July 8, 2007

Lonesome Day Records Signs Larry Cordle

As recently announced on XM Radio's Bluegrass Junction with host Kyle Cantrell, Lonesome Day Records has signed an exclusive recording contract with multi-Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Larry Cordle.

The label will release the new album, Took Down and Put Up,by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time later this summer. A Chris Stuart original tune called The First Train Robbery is slated as the first official single radio release. The CD includes a previously self-released track, Rough Around the Edges, a duet with Travis Tritt, which recently spent six months on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Singles Chart.

Randall Deaton, President of Lonesome Day Records said, "It is a real honor to be able to work with Larry Cordle. At Lonesome Day we want to be an artistic label and there is perhaps no truer artist than Cord. We look forward to not only bringing his fans the type of music they have come to expect, but also an entirely different side of Cord that has never had the chance to be exposed."

Cordle is a rare songwriting talent whose hit songs include, Highway 40 Blues (Ricky Skaggs) and Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me (Diamond Rio). He also wrote the 2001 CMA Song of the Year, Murder on Music Row (George Strait, Alan Jackson). His songs have appeared on projects that have sold a combined total of more than 50 million albums and the numbers continue to grow. So of course this new album is chock-full of his original tunes including the touching, Song for Keith co-written with Randy Scruggs. The song previously appeared on the 1994 album, "Keith Whitley: A Tribute" under the song title, "A Voice Still Rings True."

Cordle wrote or co-wrote 9 of the 13 songs on Took Down and Put Up. Some of the collaborations include 67 Chevy Malibu he wrote with Mike Anthony; Hole in the Ground with J. P. Pennington; BYOB with Bill Caswell; and A Visit with An Uncle with Larry Shell.

Cordle's lead vocals have been featured on numerous award-winning albums including Livin, Lovin, Losin: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers album that won the 2003 GRAMMY� for Best Country Album and was named the IBMA* 2004 Recorded Event of the Year. Last year he provided lead vocals on two tracks on the IBMA Album of the Year, Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. He has also provided harmony vocals for Garth Brooks, Blake Sheton, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Billy Yates.

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