“Dixie Road” Finishes in 30 Most Popular Songs of 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 15, 2016)
– Bluegrass fan-favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have reason to celebrate, as their song “Dixie Road,” with Country legend Lee Greenwood finishes on the Hotdisc Countdown’s 30 Most Popular Songs of 2015
, securing the No. 18 spot. The international smash is a remake of the classic Greenwood track, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary since topping the Country charts. The song continues its dominance, this time in Bluegrass form on the weekly chart, which highlights the top Country songs across Europe. The chart is also published in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, and Southern Country magazines.
“Wow, I never imagined that Country Grass would get this much positive reaction worldwide,” says Lorraine Jordan. “It was such an honor getting to work with artists like Lee Greenwood, along with all of the other Country legends featured on the project.”
The critically-acclaimed Country Grass
has continued to surge in popularity since being released last summer. The latest video from the star-studded project is “Common Man,” which features Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee. The remake became a roaring success, with Rolling Stone
saying “the group adds pristine multi-part vocal harmonies.” The track was also spotlighted by The Boot
, who called Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road “some of the top musicians in country and bluegrass, and you can tell by listening to their top-notch performance.” Coming in February is another brand new video, featuring 21-time chart-topper T.G. Sheppard.
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road will be hitting the road throughout 2016 with upcoming appearances across North American (see schedule below). The band is pleased to announce their annual hosted Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. for Dec 7-10.
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road On Tour:
Feb 19 Garner, N.C. – Lorraine’s Coffee House
Feb 20 South Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir Community College Gym
Feb 27 Brooksville, Fla. – The Florida Bluegrass Classic
Apr 02 South Perry, Fla. – Florida State Bluegrass Festival
Apr 15-16 Guyton, Ga. – Daughters of Bluegrass Festival
Apr 29 Roxboro, N.C. – Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival
May 21 Bremen, Ga. – Mill Town Music Hall
May 26 Snow Camp, N.C. – Lil John’s Bluegrass Festival
May 27 Coeburn, Va. – Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Bluegrass Festival
Jun 04 Cherokee, N.C. – Cherokee Bluegrass Festival
Jun 23 Summersville, W.Va.
Jul 15 Rocky Mount, Va. – Harvester Performance Center
Aug 06 Hyden, Ky. – Osborne Brothers Bluegrass Festival
Aug 26-27 Pine River, Minn. – The Lakes Festival
Sep 16-17 Conway, Mo. – Annual Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival
Oct 08 York, Pa. – Seven Mountains BG Association
Oct 28 Anderson, S.C. – Boograss Bash
Nov 10-11 Mountain View, Ark. – Mountain View Bluegrass Association Inc.
Nov 19 Garner, N.C. – Garner Memorial Auditorium with Eddy Raven
Nov. 25 Myrtle Beach, S.C. – South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Dec 07-10 Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Christmas in the Smokies
Dec 31 Jekyll Island, Ga. – Jekyll Island Convention Center
About Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road:
Hard work has paid off for this award winning bluegrass band. Having a dynamic show has earned them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and hosts a national bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies. They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road’s performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!
Lorraine likes to think of the band as a family, and her band members have longevity in the band. Ben Greene (banjo/vocals) “2015 Banjo Player of the Year” has been with Carolina Road for 11 years. Josh Goforth (fiddle/guitar/vocals), has also been with them for 11 years, and is a Master Fiddle Player Extraordinaire! He was a 2009 Grammy award finalist for the CD “Cuttin Loose”. Tommy Long (guitar/lead vocals) has been with the band for 4 years. His outstanding lead vocals and driving rhythm guitar playing helps propel the band. Also, Jason Moore, much sought after bass player, will be touring with the band, and dobro player, Brad Hudson, who was a featured artist at the world famous CountryTonight’s in Pigeon Forge, TN, and at the Legends Theater, in Halifax, NC.