Nashville, Tenn. – The wait is over as Bluegrass mainstay Jim Hurst releases his highly anticipated new album, From The Ground Up. Available today via Pinecastle Records, it marks the critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter’s first release in over seven years. The collection includes 11 new recordings, which all spotlight the multi-time IBMA “Guitar Player of the Year” winner’s laid-back Bluegrass vibe. Fans can download and/or stream From The Ground Up HERE.
Jim Hurst began turning heads with the album’s lead single, “Back To The One.” Written by Hurst alongside Jack Shannon, the song tells a story about losing love and wanting to do things a different way. It centers around the singer’s powerful voice, which delivers a soothing and laid-back tone. The follow-up was the latest single, “Weary Old Highway” which features fellow Bluegrassers Darin & Brooke Aldridge. The Keith Little written tune describes returning to your roots, and all the twists and turns that are associated with life. It perfectly captures the feeling of traveling to perform shows, and the journey back home.
From The Ground Up features a diverse collection of songs that incorporate multiple genres, like the thought-provoking tracks “Sunnyside Garden” and “15 Miles to Birmingham,” along with Bluegrass / Gospel infused cuts including “It Started With Love” and “Nothin’ To Do But Pray.” Hurst penned four of the songs from the project, while being joined by an impressive list of guest songwriters (see full track listing below). It all comes together to create a one-of-a-kind vibe that only Jim Hurst is capable of accomplishing with his unique and artistic approach.
Hurst has had a long career touring and recording with some of the biggest names in Country and Bluegrass music. He decided to embark on his own in 2010 as a solo artist, which hasn’t disappointed. In total, he’s released seven projects, with each displaying his diverse and deft guitar work and soothing vocals. His shows meet with rave reviews as he astounds his audiences with his brilliant playing yet makes people feel right at home with his humble, congenial and funny persona. Jim is currently performing solo full-time and with his Jim Hurst Trio, both nationally and internationally, as well as teaching at camps and workshops in North America and Europe. Additionally, his highly sought-after talent has led to side projects with other Bluegrass greats such as Claire Lynch, and David Grisman.
To learn more about Jim Hurst, check out his official website www.jimhurst.com. While there, fans will be able to purchase music, get the latest news stories and more! There is also a list of current tour dates, which include upcoming shows at Nashville’s historic Station Inn on July 8, along with an appearance in Michigan for the 25th Anniversary Milan Music Festival on August 3.
From The Ground Up Track Listing:
1. Sunnyside Garden (written by Jack Shannon)
2. Nothin’ To Do But Pray (written by John Cadley)
3. Weary Old Highway (feat. Darin & Brooke Aldridge) (written by Keith Little)
4. Train Of Trouble (written by John Cadley)
5. Easy Does It (written by Jim Hurst)
6. It Started With Love (written by Jim Hurst, Larry Hurst)
7. 15 Miles To Birmingham (written by Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore)
8. A Stones Throw Away (written by Jim Hurst, Steve Hylton)
9. Back To The One (written by Jim Hurst, Jack Shannon)
10. John Williams (written by John Cadley)
11. Oh Lonesome Me (written by Don Gibson)
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