Nashville, TN (April 7, 2011) -- The Roys are riding their brand new CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, straight up the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart, landing at #7 this week. The disc, released March 22 on Rural Rhythm Records, features the brother/sister duo's latest single, "Coal Minin' Man." The video is airing on GACTV.com's Top Picks Channel (http://www.gactv.com/gac/video/), and is now on the ballot for the site's Top 20 Country Countdown. Fans can vote for Lee, Elaine and coal miners everywhere at http://bit.ly/VOTE4THEROYS
The Roys' music continues to excite their fans - and a targeted CD launch campaign which included major media outlets introduced them to a variety of new audiences. Interviews and performances aired on several Fox Television Network programs, Better TV, ABC-TV's What's The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV and Daily Buzz. Music critics are also embracing The Roys, saying:
"LONESOME WHISTLE is more than a bluegrass album. The 11-track recording issomething of a painting of American life and an appreciation of those who keep the faith in bleak times."
- Nancy Dunham, AOL/The Boot
"The pair's strong, pure voices are way up front on solos, but the album really flies when they go at it together in a blend of that special harmony only siblings can achieve."
- Ed Symkus, Boston Herald
"They have a down-home, natural style that is given room to breathe in this straightforward album. Their positive message is in every note, and their souls whistle through the spaces in between. It's a ride well worth taking."
- Greg Victor, ParcBench.com
"... a telegenic brother-sister bluegrass and country duo with a passel of thoughtful, deeply felt original songs, engaging personalities and boundless energy. The harmonies are captivating, the voices evocative, the songs impressive and arresting, the playing impeccable."
- David McGee, TheBluegrassSpecial.com
LONESOME WHISTLE is pulling out of the station - jump on board at theroysonline.com and purchase the CD atAmazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Walmart and other retailers.