We are proud to announce Audie Blaylock & Redline begin the new year with the #1 bluegrass song in the country with “Cryin Heart Blues” topping the respected Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’sNational Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Song Chart for January 2011.
The hit song is the title track from the March 2010 album that also garnered significant chart success in 2010, hitting #1 on Cashbox Magazine Top 20 Bluegrass Album Chart for two months in row (Aug and Sept) and reaching #1 on the Roots Music Bluegrass Report in October.
Another hit track, “Matches” also celebrated a #1 reaching the coveted spot onSirius-XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction’s Top 40 Most Played Tracks last month.
Reviews have been impressive for CRYIN’ HEART BLUES including:
“.. If artistry and authenticity still really are bywords, then Cryin’ Heart Blues assures Blaylock’s place among the leading ranks of bluegrass’s headliners.”–BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED MAGAZINE
“Though Blaylock and company found solid chart success with their last effort, CRYIN’ HEART BLUES is arguably Blaylock’s best overall album to date as it combines a little bit of everything, crossing through genre borders, and rolls it all together into one cohesive effort worth giving a spin to.”–TODAY’S COUNTRY MAGAZINE
“This CD has some hard-driving bluegrass and some soft, sweet and gentle ballads, all with strong harmonies and cracking instrumental support. This is the best recorded work that Blaylock and his band has yet produced.”–AUSTRALIAN BLUEGRASS
“Blaylock’s is not your classic bluegrass high lead voice, but that’s what makes him interesting. His restrained power, crisp phrasing and ability to hit the high notes when warranted (as on Bill Monroe’sStay Away from Me) are what make him unusually good.”–THE LONESOME ROAD REVIEW
“One hesitates to say ‘third time’s the charm’ when an artist has been as honored and critically acclaimed as has Audie Blaylock, but on this, indeed his third album, second with the sterling band Redline, he’s settled into a traditional bluegrass style full of energy and soul to burn that sounds as durable as the music itself has been over time.”– THE BLUEGRASS SPECIAL
“Audie Blaylock’s mellow, wailing tenor and lightening-fast guitar picking have made him one of the names to watch in the world of traditional bluegrass.”–ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Throughout CRYIN’ HEART BLUES, vocal harmonies are just as important an element as the picking and strumming, and the young voices Blaylock surrounds himself with imbue the atmosphere with catchy hummable refrains.”–FAME
Audie Blaylock & Redline have had a tremendous year also participating in the critically acclaimed recorded event, THE ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN album released in October on Rural Rhythm Records. Audie also performed on “Running Gun” from Michael Martin Murphey’s BUCKAROO BLUE GRASS II: RIDING SONG album also released this year.
For more information on Audie Blaylock & Redline, please visit www.audieblaylock.com