Nashville, Tenn. – The wait is over, as Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road release their highly anticipated single, “True Grass (Why Can’t Bluegrass Just Be True Grass Again)” via Pinecastle Records. Featuring lead vocals from Blue Grass favorites Junior Sisk and Danny Paisley, the track also marks Carolina Road lead singer Tommy Long’s triumphant return after a battle with throat cancer. Fans can purchase and stream the full song here.
“Even though I have dabbled in other styles, it’s always been true Blue Grass for me and my band. We play it with a fresh approach and drive it hard. We are carrying twin fiddles (Josh Goforth and Matt Hooper) now and this song has them all over it,” says Lorraine Jordan. “Ben Greene, the legendary banjo player for the band, laid down some great hard-driving banjo. I brought in some heavy-hitters and was glad Tommy could lead the song off. Junior Sisk, Danny Paisley, Randy Graham and I joined in and it’s powerful!”
“True Grass” serves as the lead single from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road’s upcoming album, set for release later this year. Carrying a traditional flair, the song features thought-provoking lyrics like “why can’t Blue Grass just be true grass again,” which will remind fans of the genre’s heritage and how it evolved. Written by David Stewart, the track includes a catchy melody with world-class instrumentation. IBMA winner and SPBGMA “Female Vocalist of the Year” recipient Lorraine Jordan adds harmony vocals with some of Blue Grass music’s most prominent names.
The upcoming album marks the follow-up to the award-winning band’s critically acclaimed Country Grass. Featuring original classic country artists singing lead on their biggest hits, the star-studded collection features collaborations with The Kentucky Headhunters, Lee Greenwood, Crystal Gayle, Marty Raybon and more. The project was also re-packaged in 2018 with the viral remake of “Seminole Wind” featuring John Anderson which was spotlighted on Rolling Stone.
As the touring season begins to enter into high gear, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road will be hitting the road playing festivals and venues throughout North America. On select shows they will also be teaming with country legend Eddy Raven for the popular “Country Grass Show.” Carolina Road served as the backing band for Raven’s latest album, All Grassed Up, where the 8-time country chart-topper re-created his biggest hits, Blue Grass style. To check out upcoming tour dates for Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, visit carolinaroadband.com.
“True Grass” Credits:
Banjo – Ben Greene
Fiddle – Matt Hooper
Mandolin Lead – Josh Goforth
Mandolin Rhythm – Lorraine Jordan
Bass – Terry Smith
Guitar – Will Jones