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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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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