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Junior Sisk announces new CD

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice announced today their latest Rebel Records album, "Cold Heart," drops this summer.

Rhonda Vincent contributes duet vocals on The Sound of Your Name. The album will also feature the songwriting talents of Tom T. and Dixie Hall. The new release comes on the heels of the chart topping success of their last album "Heartaches and Dreams."

"We are very proud of this new album. It is the best work we have done to date," said Sisk. "We feel it has just the right amount of traditional and new music and just like 'Heartaches and Dreams' will feature the great songwriting of Tom T. and Dixie Hall. We were also excited to record with Rhonda Vincent. She has an incredible voice and we blended together very well. I hope everyone will enjoy our efforts with "Cold Heart". We look forward to a stellar year for the band the rest of 2011 and for many years to come."

The Halls wrote The Grave Robber. "Junior has a great mountain soulful sound and we always appreciate hearing him sing our songs. He helped Train without a Track achieve the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) Song of the Year for 2011." said Tom T. Hall. "We always look forward to his records."

Sisk has lived most of his life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia an area he still calls home. The band was nominated in 8 categories at the SPBGMA awards this year.

The band continues to tour in 2011 with nearly 100 dates planned or in the works through the end of the year.

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Poor Boy's Pleasure CD review - Poor Boy's Pleasure
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Trouble Follows Me CD review - Trouble Follows Me
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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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