New Album: Portrait of a Bluegrass Songwriter by Ray Edwards (and Various Artists)

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the upcoming July 31, 2012 new album, PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER by RAY EDWARDS.  All songs were written or co-written by Ray who is joined by some of the top musicians in Bluegrass music including:  Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon, Lou Reid, Darrell Webb, Grasstowne, Jeanette Williams, Nu-Blu and more.

The label recently released the first single “My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?)” that is now available on


01   Hard Rock Mountain Prision (Til I Die) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

02  When The Love We Have Is Gone – Darrell Webb Band

03  Blue Ridge Mountain Snow – Nu-Blu

04  Heartbreak Hall Of Fame – Monroeville

05  I’ll Be Over You – Carolina Road

06  Windy Ridge – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain

07  My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?) – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Marty Raybon, Darrell Webb, Lou Reid, and Russell Moore)

08  Blue Ridge Blue – Jeanette Williams

09  Old Streamboats And Trains – Grasstowne

10  Getting’ Me Some Gone – Special Consensus

11  Where My Darlin’ Waits For Me – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Don Rigsby)

12  Will I Stand On The Rock Of Ages – Keith Pyrtle and Ray Edwards


Ray is a two-time World Champion Banjo Player.  He has toured and recorded for over thirty years with the likes of Randy Travis, Tom T. Hall, Jeanie C. Riley, Ed Bruce, Lynn Anderson, Sammy Kershaw and many more.  Ray’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Tom T. Hall and others.

PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER is part of the new SAGE BRUSH MUSIC / RURAL RHYTHM RECORDS Songwriters Album projects.  SAGE BRUSH MUSIC is a sister division with RURAL RHYTHM RECORDS and is working together to showcase the talents of top songwriters in our genre.

The album will be available for purchase at, iTunes,, County Sales, Ernest Tubb Records Shops, Elderly Instruments, and many more outlets.