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Joe Mullins CD premieres today on Sirius XM

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – Bluegrass band Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will have the world premiere of the new CD, "Hymns From The Hills," today on Sirius XM during a "Track By Track" special with Kyle Cantrell.

The programs airs at the following times:

11 a.m. eastern, Dec. 29
9 p.m. eastern, Dec. 30
8 a.m. eastern, Jan. 1
11 a.m. eastern, Jan. 2.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will celebrate the official release of the Rebel Records CD on Feb. 1 with appearances in Nashville:

Thursday, Feb. 3, Front Porch Fellowship, Feature with Les Butler
Nashville Traditions for WSM 650AM at 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 4 - Bluegrass Breakdown, Feature with Dave Higgs Nashville Public Radio
8:30 p.m., SPBGMA Convention Performance

CD reviews for Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

The Story We Tell CD review - The Story We Tell
Joe Mullins makes it sound easy, and when surrounded by extraordinary talent like the Radio Ramblers, it sounds even easier. Throw in songs written by Larry Cordle, Ronnie Bowman and Jerry Salley, and "The Story We Tell" is sure to be a great one. The release is the follow-up to Mullins' award winning gospel album, "Sacred Memories," but this time the story is a bit different. The lone gospel number "When God's In It," is from the pen of Bowman and Salley »»»
Sacred Memories CD review - Sacred Memories
If Joe Mullins' name is on the CD you know you're going to hear good bluegrass. This all-gospel CD offers interesting perspectives. The Radio Ramblers (Mike Terry, mandolin/vocals; Jason Barie, fiddle; Duane Sparks, guitar/vocals; Randy Barnes, bass/vocals) with Mullins playing banjo provide the same excellent music whether on stage or on CD. One of the highlights is the title song, composed by Dolly Parton for her 1974 "Love Is Like A Butterfly" LP. She included a few »»»
Another Day From Life CD review - Another Day From Life
Twenty years ago, Joe Mullins and his late dad Paul "Moon" Mullins headed up the Traditional Grass, an Ohio-based band renowned for exactly that, some of the finest straight-ahead bluegrass to be heard on stage and recording in the day. After disbanding in the late 90s, Joe went into the radio business as a station owner - his current band name "Radio Ramblers" wasn't pulled out of thin air - and now runs an empire of three classic country Ohio stations. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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