Nashville, TN (July 18, 2011) -- The Roys hit a home run
with "Coal Minin' Man," the first single from
their Rural Rhythm Records debut CD, LONESOME WHISTLE. The
track is rocketing up the Bluegrass charts:
#1 on Power
Source's Top 35 Bluegrass Chart
# 1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart
Top 5 on
Bluegrass Music Profiles' Top 30 Singles Chart
Top 10 on
Bluegrass Unlimited's National Bluegrass Survey
LONESOME WHISTLE debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD's Bluegrass
Albums Chart, and the disc is drawing high praise:
Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM Radio - "Traditional, yet fresh,
bluegrass ... strong songs ... gorgeous harmonies ... it doesn't get
any better than that."
WAMU Radio - "The Roys are one of the best
acts to arrive on the scene in recent years. Their hit single, 'Coal
Minin' Man,' is shooting toward the top of our chart."
Bluegrass Radio Network - "Wow ... This sounds like a home
TheBluegrassSpecial.com - "The harmonies are captivating,
the voices evocative (his reedy and a bit bluesy, hers bright with an
appealing backwoods plaintiveness), the songs impressive and arresting,
the playing impeccable."
"Exhilarating modern bluegrass doesn't get any better than the
stunning new release from The Roys."
Heading in to the second round of balloting for the International
Bluegrass Music Association's 2011 Awards, The Roys are candidates
for nominations in the following categories:
- Vocal Group of the Year
- Song of the Year ("Coal Minin'
- Album of the Year (LONESOME WHISTLE)
- Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year ("I
Wonder What God's Thinking")
- Emerging Artist of the Year
- Recorded Event of the Year ("That's
What Makes It Love" with Ricky Skaggs & The Whites)
- Female Vocalist of the Year (Elaine Roy)
July tour dates
include Oak Tree Opry (Anita, IA, 7/19), Country Thunder USA
(Twin Lakes, WI, 7/21-24) and Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival
(Prestonsburg, KY, 7/30).
Fans can watch the popular "Coal Minin'
Man" video at http://bit.ly/COALMININ, and enjoy
music from LONESOME WHISTLE, new photos and more at www.theroysonline.com. Music
lovers can receive the latest updates on The Roys and all their
favorite Bluegrass artists now on their mobile devices simply by
texting "bluegrass" to 90210.