Nashville, TN (August 11, 2014) -THE ROYS wrap the long Labor Day weekend with SiriusXM as the media giant hosts a special-format release party on its Bluegrass Junction channel for the duo's new CD, THE VIEW. The celebration, which will air Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m. ET, will feature THE ROYS performing their full album for an audience at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The CD hits stores on Tuesday, September 2; fans in a hurry for the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's new music can pre-order THE VIEW now from Amazon.
Fans won't be disappointed with this much-anticipated 11-track offering, which is full of surprises, including guest artists. In addition to the unique talents that Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry icon Whisperin' Bill Anderson brings to THE VIEW as co-writer of the title track, Bluegrass superstar Doyle Lawson (reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year and International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee) plays and sings on the Lee Roy/Larry Alderman co-write, "Mandolin Man." This ode to Bill Monroe highlights lightning-fast pickin' that's sure to bring devotees to their feet.
THE VIEW is filled with the organic, soulful music that has propelled Lee and Elaine to the forefront of the Bluegrass stage. The disc's first single, "No More Lonely," currently sits at #10 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart, while additional tracks continue the listener's musical journey through a wide array of scenarios and emotions. This is THE ROYS' fourth studio album for Rural Rhythm Records and the label is pulling out all the stops, implementing various marketing strategies, including an upcoming video of track-by-track descriptions that will be available to fans in the near future. Additionally, Lee and Elaine are hitting the road in support of the new release, with upcoming dates that include:
Aug 16 Gettysburg, PA - Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 20 Staunton, VA - Bluegrass in the Park
Aug 22-23 Rogersville, NB, Canada - Rogersville Bluegrass Festival
Aug 25-26 New Richmond, Quebec, Canada - N.R. Bluegrass Festival
Aug 28-29 New Richmond, Quebec, Canada - N.R. Bluegrass Festival
Aug 31 York, ME - Foster's Down East Clambake
Sep 06 Cherryville, NC - Catawba Valley Music Revival
Sep 20 Morehead, KY - Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Sep 21 Lyons, PA - 31st Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival
Sep 27 Manteo, NC - Outer Banks Island Bluegrass Festival
Oct 01-04 Raleigh, NC - IBMA Convention
Oct 10 Rio Grande, OH - Bob Evans Bluegrass Festival
Oct 18 Titusville, FL - Faith City Church
Oct 19 Orange Park, FL - Orange Park Fall Festival
THE ROYS' full itinerary is available on their website.
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