Sage Brush Music and Silver Stirrup Music Announce #1 Single for Lou Reid & Carolina

Sage Brush Music and Silver Stirrup Music companies are proud to announce the #1 song for Lou Reid & Carolina’s “Carolina Moonshine Man” on the November 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart.  The song, written by Ray Edwards, Terry Foust and Lou Reid, appears on Lou Reid and Carolina’s album, CALLIN’ ME BACK HOME.

This is the second #1 song on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 chart for Sage Brush Music and Silver Stirrup Music, the first being “Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Til I Die)” for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

Songwriter Ray Edwards’ new album, PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER recently released on Rural Rhythm Records, includes the first single release, “My Name is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me)” that is also moving up the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart.  All songs on the album are on Sage Brush Music & Silver Stirrup Music.  Rural Rhythm is gearing up to release another track from Ray’s album, “Blue Ridge Mountain Snow” written by Ray Edwards, Terry Foust and Daniel Routh.  The song is performed by Nu-Blu  with the talents of Daniel Routh (Lead Vocal & Rhythm Guitar); Carolyn Routh (Tenor Vocal & Acoustic Bass); Levi Austin  (Baritone Vocal & Banjo); Austin Koener  (Mandolin); with Special Guests Rob Ickes (Dobro) and Greg Luck (Fiddle).

Sage Brush Music & Silver Stirrup Music will soon be announcing details regarding the exciting upcoming track, “Last Day At Vicksburg.” The song was written by Terry Foust and Ray Edwards and will be performed by Bradley Walker.  It will appear on the new major Civil War concept album slated to release in January titled, GOD DIDN’T CHOOSE SIDES on Rural Rhythm Records.

The parent company for Rural Rhythm Records has been operating Sage Brush Music Publishing Company for over 50 years.  Sage Brush Music is affiliated with BMI and has over 900 songs in their song publishing library.  Sage Brush Music is owned and operated by the same management team as Rural Rhythm Records. Sage Brush Music is aggressively adding to their song publishing library with songs from today’s top Bluegrass songwriters.

Thirty year music veteran Tony Spinosa heads up the Sage Brush Music Publishing division.  In addition to the Bluegrass music market Sage Brush Music will be actively marketing their songs to the Country and Gospel music markets utilizing the vast contacts and relationships with major artists and producers which the management team has accumulated over 30 years in the music business.

Sage Brush Music and Rural Rhythm operate under two separate independent divisions.  Songwriters do not have to be on the Rural Rhythm roster to have songs in the Sage Brush Music library and vise versa, songwriters do not need to have songs published by Sage Brush Music to be on the Rural Rhythm roster.

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WCNW Radio’s Top 50 Bluegrass CDs of 2010

Thanks so much to the support of WNCW Radio and Dennis Jones!  We are so proud the following Rural Rhythm titles have made the WNCW’s radio’s TOP 50 BLUEGRASS CDs of 2010!!

7. Lonesome River Band – Still Learning

8. Blue Moon Rising – Strange New World

9. Darrell Webb Band – Bloodline

17. Audie Blaylock and Redline – Cryin’ Heart Blues

18. Lou Reid & Carolina – Sounds Like Heaven To Me

20. Brand New Strings – No Strings Attached

22. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – Carolina Hurricane

23. Bartley Brothers – Hit the Road

25. All-Star Jam – Live at Graves Mountain

33. Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford – Dogwood Winter

35. Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie – Southern