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Christmas the Mountain WayNashville, TN (October 24, 2012) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the November 13, 2012 CD / DVD release of Christmas The Mountain Way. This live performance musical show, hosted by Mike Scott, was filmed earlier this year at the Bell Theater in Pineville, Kentucky showcasing Christmas and its traditions in the Appalachian Mountains. This special CD / DVD features performances by: 2012 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Dale Ann Bradley; Steve Gulley; Grammy winning artist, Marty Raybon; 2012 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Audie Blaylock; Cumberland River, Common Strings, Mike Scott, Brenda Scott, Brad Gulley, Debbie Gulley, Don Gulley, Students of the Cumberland River Academy, and more.

This 15 song CD plus the 60+ minute DVD with extra features including bonus performances, artist’s interviews and photo gallery will be available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes, Rural Rhythm Records, and the artists’ websites.

The program Includes two original Christmas songs written especially for the show: “Christmas The Mountain Way” written and performed by Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley, and “Christmas in the Mountains” performed by Cumberland River and written by their band members: Brad Gulley, Joseph Jones, Dustin Middleton, along with Mickey Dean, brother of Cumberland River band member James Dean.

Watch a video preview of Christmas The Mountain Way

Christmas The Mountain Way will air on the national cable network BlueHighways TV in November and December 2012. “BlueHighways TV is proud to be able to offer this star filled Christmas music special from this picturesque location, the Bell Theater in Pineville, KY”, says Stan Hitchcock, Chairman and CEO of the nationally distributed cable network. “This will be a wonderful gift for our viewers who love bluegrass and mountain music. We thank Rural Rhythm Records and their artists for making it available to us.”

Tony Spinosa and Sam Passamano II served as Executive Producers on this special production. The CD was produced by Steve Gulley and the DVD was produced by Sammy Passamano III. Stage musicians included: Jason Burleson (Banjo/Guitar); Clint Hurd (Mandolin); Brandon Godman (Fiddle); Vic Graves (Dobro); Bryan Turner (Bass); and John Bradley (Bass).

Rural Rhythm wishes to thank so many people who were instrumental in the making of Christmas The Mountain Way including, but not limited to: Alan McLaughlin, Stan and Denise Hitchcock (BlueHighwaysTV); Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley (Music Directors); Darron Nichols (Bell Theater Sound & Operations Manager); Don Carr (CD Video Director); Larry Carter (Stage Manager); Lincoln Memorial University (Technical Assistance); Set Design by Brenda Scott with assistance by Vanessa Nichols, Pam Passamano, Penni McDaniel; and Event Photos by Hope River Entertainment.

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