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Aldridges release video for "Emmylou"

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Rounder recording artists Darin and Brooke Aldridge will release their new video for "Emmylou" on Friday.

The video is the first video from their latest album, "Inner Journey."

Nashville's Lower Broadway served as the backdrop for the video. For additional locations, directors Andy Pollitt and Brian Smith chose musically historic sites around the city including Hank Snow's Rainbow Ranch, Ernest Tubb's Record Shop, Acme Feed and Seed and the alley behind the Ryman Auditorium.

The album features re-imagined interpretations of songs across a variety of genres. "Emmylou," was written, and first made popular, by the Soderberg Sisters of First Aid Kit. "When we were choosing songs for this album project, Brooke and I were poring through YouTube videos looking through Emmylou Harris songs, when this tune popped up." Darin said. "We immediately were drawn to it and decided to record it."

"Emmylou" highlights musical couples Johnny Cash and June Carter alongside Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. "The song seemed perfect for us as a couple that makes music together," Brooke said. "There's not a day that goes by that Darin and I don't share a smile and wonder how we got lucky enough to find each other. Years of searching and praying for that exact moment when love would find us. Little did we know what started out as the same musical goals and ambitions would bring our hearts together in a marriage and a career of music."

Darin grew up in North Carolina and left to tour with bluegrass band The Country Gentlemen from1999-2005. He met Brooke Justice in 2005. By then, she'd been crowned a champion in more than 30 vocal contests.

After corresponding for about a year, they started harmonizing at her church, singing "Precious Jesus" and "Drifting Too Far From the Shore." They teamed up professionally and married in 2008.

Following a gospel debut CD, Darin and Brooke Aldridge released five studio albums and a concert CD.

CD reviews for Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Faster and Farther CD review - Faster and Farther
Over five previous recordings, Darin and Brooke Aldridge have shown themselves as mainstream bluegrass's most capable duo. When exploring traditional themes, blending stunning harmony arrangements and extending praise through gospel numbers, the Aldridges have demonstrated that their mature, professional approach to their craft is second-to-none. With "Faster and Farther," the Aldridges branch off just a little from the bluegrass tree, encompassing elements not apparent on previous »»»
Snapshots CD review - Snapshots
It's something of a surprise to find that this latest release is the sixth by the husband-and-wife team of Darin and Brooke Aldridge going back to their 2010 self-titled debut. Since marrying and beginning their careers together, they've had a tendency to fly a little bit under the radar as far as national exposure on the bluegrass scene goes. Darin Aldridge gained some visibility through a stint of nine years with the Country Gentlemen, a truly legendary band of more than a half-century standing. »»»
Flying CD review - Flying
In the liner notes of "Flying," the album from the North Carolina-based husband and wife duo of Brooke and Darin Aldridge, Americana luminary Jim Lauderdale points out that, "Darin and Brooke bring tradition to today and today to tradition." It is both an astute observation and the key to why "Flying" succeeds as a collection of songs. The "today" side of the equation, which is most visible in arrangements that incorporate and emphasize drums and through »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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