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Audie Blaylock & Redline sign with Rural Rhythm

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – Audie Blaylock & Redline signed with Rural Rhythm Records and will release a CD in early 2009. The new CD will include the single, Lonesome Weary Heart. Blaylock produced the disc.

The bluegrass band is comprised of Blaylock, Patrick McAvinue, Evan Ward, Matt Wallace and Jason Johnson. Blaylock & Redline are scheduled to make numerous appearances at the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) annual World of Bluegrass in Nashville including a performance at the IBMA FanFest on Saturday, Oct. 4.

In 2005 and 2006, Audie Blaylock and Redline were nominated for the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award. Since Blaylock began his career at age 19 when he joined Jimmy Martin and The Sunny Mountain Boys, he has received a multitude of other honors and awards including: the IBMA Entertainer of the Year award as a member of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; 2007 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year Award with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock; a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and an IBMA nomination for Recorded Event of the Year for "A Tribute to Jimmy Martin: The King of Bluegrass."

CD reviews for Audie Blaylock

Audie Blaylock & Redline CD review - Audie Blaylock & Redline
After years as sideman with folks such as Jimmy Martin and Rhonda Vincent, Audie Blaylock fronts his own band, Redline. With it's crackling banjo and brisk tempo Whispering Waters starts off and sets the tone for the rest of the album, the band's second. It is a crisp performance straight from the center of the bluegrass tradition. Send Me Your Address From Heaven is another of several high points for the same reasons. While most of the album's appeal comes from the »»»
Trains Are The Only Way To Fly
From the opening title cut to the finale, "Pages Of Time," there is no mistaking Audie Blaylock's music as anything but hard driving, traditional-style bluegrass. Blaylock has worked as a guitarman for some of the best in the business, including Jimmy Martin, Lynn Morris and most recently, Rhonda Vincent. Martin's style and influence are evident throughout. Backed by a core of great players, including Tom Adams (who also spent his early years in Martin's band) on banjo, Jesse Brock on mandolin »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lane, Ramsey, Barrett cover their bases – Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a rock hit, Chris Lane, Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett played songs that actually were country hits. Interestingly, the youngest of the bunch, Ramsey,... »»»
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons up to snuff, for the most part – Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an album release and then disappear for a stretch. Ditto for releasing new music ("Delta" just came out last month, Mumford's first release... »»»
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