Nashville, TN (September 12, 2014) - THE ROYS' celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records' CD release, THE VIEW. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass/Folk chart. THE VIEW entered Amazon's Bluegrass Bestsellers list at #10 last week, and rises to #18 on today's Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Chart. The news of the disc's early success follows closely on the heels of the announcement of final-round ICM nominations for THE ROYS in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year categories. Winners will be announced at the Awards' 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.
The new album is driven by "No More Lonely," the upbeat first single released to radio in June. The track continues to gain momentum; now featured on the Bluegrass Radio Network's IntoThe Blue syndicated radio show, it is tied at #6 on this week's Bluegrass Junction Most-Played Tracks/SiriusXM Radio Chart. "No More Lonely" holds the #16 slot on active Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart and moves to #6 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart today.
THE VIEW is creating a stir in the media, and recent features can be found in Billboard and Sentinel & Enterprise. Tastemakers are praising the project, calling it the duo's best yet. Reviews include: American Songwriter, Parcbench, Nashville Country Club.com, Pittsburgh In Tune, to name a few.
Fans can hear THE ROYS' new music at the following shows:
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
Nov 01 McKinney, TX - McKinney Performing Arts Center
Nov 02 Longview, TX - Belcher Center
Nov 14 Crystal River, FL - St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Nov 22 Dunnellon, FL - Withlacoochee River BGF
Dec 13 Pigeon Forge, TN - Christmas in the Smokies
Jan 08-12, 2015 - Tampa, FL - Danny Stewart Bluegrass Cruise
Jan 18-25 Ft Lauderdale, FL - The Country Music Cruise
Apr 08-12 Duluth, MN - 2015 Arrowhead Home & Builders Show
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