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"Twenty Songs of the South" Available Now and $5 Compilation Sale!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Bluegrass music was born out of the hills of Appalachia so it's no surprise that artists have been paying tribute to the South since the music's inception. 20 Songs of the South is a collection of fun songs that even a Yankee can enjoy. Some of the biggest and legendary names in bluegrass perform odes to their home place, recall familiar tunes from the Civil War, life in the mines, and several instrumental numbers that will turn your living room into your own hoedown.

Featured artists include longtime Grand Ole Opry members The Osborne Brothers, Jesse McReynolds, Dale Ann Bradley, Josh Williams, Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, Kristin Scott Benson, Larry Stephenson, Eddie Adcock, and many more.

Larry Stephenson began his musical career while in his early teens when he and his father, Ed Stephenson formed Larry Stephenson & The New Grass in Larry's hometown of King George, Virginia. He began professionally with Bill Harrell & The Virginians during January, 1979, playing mandolin and singing high lead and tenor.

In June, 1983, he moved to a similar role as a member of The Bluegrass Cardinals, remaining until October, 1988, after which he organized The Larry Stephenson Band. Since the inception of The Larry Stephenson Band, Larry Stephenson has recorded numerous albums on the Pinecastle Records label as well as on the Webco label, which was later purchased by Pinecastle.

Larry Stephenson remains one of the comparatively few headline artists whose solidly tradition-based, contemporary interpretations of the music have kept his recordings on the cutting edge of bluegrass charts, while gaining the respect along the way of first generation legends such as, Jimmy Martin, Mac Wiseman, Jim & Jesse, The Osborne Brothers and others.

Stephenson was honored by his home state when he was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also a five time winner of the "Contemporary Male Vocalist" award at the prestigious SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America) Music Awards.