Flatt Lonesome signs with Rounder
Friday, June 15, 2018
– IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Flatt Lonesome has a new home.
The bluegrass sextet announced via social media today that it had signed with Rounder Records.
"Well friends, one of our biggest dreams has come true! Thank you to Rounder Records for adding us to their amazing roster of artists. We are beyond thrilled for this new chapter!!" the group post on Facebook.
The group consists of Charli Robertson, Buddy Robertson, Kelsi and Paul Harrigill, Dominic Illingworth and Michael Stockton. Flatt Lonesome has four releases to its credit, starting in 2014 with its self-titled debut.
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