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Chatham County Line slates new disc

Monday, April 19, 2010 – Chatham County Line will release their next studio album, "Wildwood,"on July 13 via Yep Roc Records. The album will be different for the bluegrass band because they are using drums for the first time.

The music is all acoustic, singing and playing around one microphone.

"We don't care anymore what type of music people consider us. I just focus on writing the best lyrics and melodies I can," said lead singer/guitarist Dave Wilson.

Banjoist Chandler Hold Holt said, "I think it is as simple as people know a Chatham County Line song when they hear it. It has something to do with a strong melody and an honest vocal approach."

John Teer (mandolin, fiddle) and Greg Readling (bass) also are in the group.

Drums are supplied by Zeke Hutchins (Tift Merritt's drummer).

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