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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