Dr. Ralph gets help
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
– Dr. Ralph Stanley will release "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow" on Jan. 19, 2015 exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations.
The release features 13 songs, with most featuring a guest. Among them are Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant and Old Crow Medicine Show. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale co-produced.
"I have always enjoyed performing with other musicians ever since my older brother Carter and I first started playing music together when we were kids," Stanley said. "I am excited to share these collaborations with such wonderful artists with our fans. So many of my fans are regular visitors to Cracker Barrel, so I'm happy to have my project available exclusively there so they can find the CD in one of their favorite locations."
The digital album will be available for purchase at select digital retailers.
1 "We Shall Rise" with Josh Turner
2"I Only Exist" with Dierks Bentley
3 "Sweethearts in Heaven" with Ricky Skaggs
4 "Rank Stranger" with Nathan Stanley
5 "I Am the Man, Thomas" with Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
6 "White Dove" with Lee Ann Womack
7 "Red Wicked Wine" with Elvis Costello
8 "Pig in a Pen" with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
9 "Two Coats" with Robert Plant
10 "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" with Del McCoury
11 "Short Life of Trouble" with Old Crow Medicine Show
12 "Hills of Home" - Ralph Stanley solo
13 "Man of Constant Sorrow" - Ralph Stanley solo
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