Full Album, Somewhere Beyond The Blue, Available May 7, Lyric Video featured on Bluegrass Today, Band to Perform Live Online Concert Sunday, March 7
Billy Blue Records announces the release of new music from the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) 2019 Entertainers of the Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. “Hear Jerusalem Calling”is available to radio today and is the first single from their forthcoming all-gospel album Somewhere Beyond the Blue releasing worldwide on May 7.
Bluegrass and Gospel music have long been closely connected and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have successfully released multiple projects in both genres. Their two previous gospel albums, Hymns From The Hills (2010) and Sacred Memories (2016) were very well received with the latter producing IBMA’s Gospel Song of the Year for “All Dressed Up” and Collaborative Recording of the Year for “Sacred Memories,” featuring Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White. These albums have left fans longing for more inspirational music from this popular band and the wait is finally over.
Somewhere Beyond The Blue includes 11 tracks of soul-touching music and once again shines a light on the band’s quartet singing featuring Mullins, Adam McIntosh and Randy Barnes along with new Radio Rambler Jeff Parker, previously with Dailey & Vincent. Jason Barie rounds out the quintet who bring plenty of bluegrass drive to this poignant collection of songs with a message.
“Hear Jerusalem Calling” is the first single from the album and comes from the legendary gospel group, Jerry & Tammy Sullivan. “I have fond memories of the first time I saw Marty Stuart present the late Jerry and Tammy Sullivan on the old Nashville Network cable television channel,” says Mullins. “I was knocked out! Their power and passion shined through every word. I’ve played the music of Jerry and Tammy on radio programs for nearly 30 years and I love their songs, most of which are no longer available since their passing. ‘Hear Jerusalem Calling’ was written by Jerry and Marty and is the opening track of our new album, Somewhere Beyond The Blue.”
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will perform their new music during a FREE online concert on Sunday, March 7 at 7pm ET. The concert is courtesy of Southern Door Community Auditorium, and will be available on Facebook, YouTube, and the SDCA website.
“Hear Jerusalem Calling” is available to radio via AirPlay Direct today with Somewhere Beyond The Blue releasing May 7 on Billy Blue Records. For more information, visit RadioRamblers.com and BillyBlueRecords.com.
About Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Named Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in 2019, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have consistently delivered chart-topping radio hits and energetic performances more than 13 years. The Radio Ramblers are seen by tens of thousands of bluegrass fans every year and since 2013 have become regular guests on the historic Grand Ole Opry. Their most recent album, For The Record for the Nashville-based label Billy Blue Records, has remained on the charts for a record 13 months and produced multiple top 10 singles. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers have generated an in-demand following on the national scene, allowing them to be one of today’s most heralded torch-bearers in mainstream bluegrass music.
About Billy Blue Records
Billy Blue Records is a boutique bluegrass label, home to an award-winning roster of artists including Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, Appalachian Road Show, Carolina Blue, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Donna Ulisse, Jason Barie, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and the Grammy-nominated recording “Gonna Sing Gonna Shout.” Founded in 2018 by Jerry Salley, Ed Leonard, and Dottie Leonard Miller, Billy Blue is distributed to retail by the Orchard (Sony) and New Day Distribution.