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Shenandoah makes "Noise" for first time in 20 years

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Shenandoah has inked a deal with BMG Records and just released a single.

A full-length release is slated for the first quarter of 2018.

"Noise" is the new single from the band, the first new single from the band in 20 years.

"Having the fortunate opportunity to get a record deal with BMG after 30 years of being in this business is beyond exciting," said Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon. "The new music has given flames to embers that have burned since we started in 1987. It's been 20 years since our last recordings. The new music is fresh, up to date and allows us to continue where we left off. We feel like we still have so much to say when it comes to music, and it gives us the joy of sharing it with country music fans all over the world."

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus produced the new song.

Shenandoah's Mike McGuire said, "Special thanks to Jay DeMarcus for taking such an interest in Shenandoah to produce this song on us. If it hadn't been for him, we'd have never gone in the studio to do this project. He struck the perfect balance of keeping our original sound and at the same time, making us sound current."

Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Ala. in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including number one hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South" and "Two Dozen Roses" from 1989, "Next to You, Next to Me" from 1990, and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" from 1994. The single "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart," which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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