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The Roys Talk to Cybergrass About Their New Album "Gypsy Runaway Train"

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The Roys: Gypsy Runaway TrainThe Roys are releasing their latest project, Gypsy Runaway Train in just a few days. This exciting new album really gives the listener a glimpse of The Roys and what they're all about. The album was produced by The Roys and Andy Leftwich and includes songs by The Roys as well as some well recogized works by others including Bill Monroe, Blue Highway, Merle Haggard and others.

The Roys's Gypsy Runaway Train is their third Rural Rhythm project and is due in stores on June 4th. The album contains the sibling's great harmonies, hot vocals, steamin' pickin', unbridled enthusiasm and emotional passion. Here are Lee and Elaine at their best doing what they love to do.

After bursting onto the Bluegrass scene in 2011 with the Top 10 debut album Lonesome Whistle (RRR), The Roys followed with their sophomore project New Day Dawning in 2012. That landmark EP debuted at #2 on the BillboardBluegrass Albums Chart, reached #1 on Amazon's Bluegrass Best-Sellers list, and remains on Bluegrass Unlimited magazine's Top 15 Albums chart.

We are excited about their new Rural Rhythm release and had the opportunity to ask The Roys about their new album. Here are the questions and their video responses...

What was the most memorable event that lead to the creation of this recording? Was it something that ultimately shaped the outcome?


Your albums seem to relate to one of bluegrass music's favorite topics, trains. Why trains and where do you see the rails leading you and your music this year?


You have a great sound, a great following, another great album and so much charity in your hearts. You have been so involved with so many projects. Where does the energy come from?


The summer tour season is upon us and I'm sure you're anxious to get going to promote "Gypsy Runaway Train" Do you have anything special lined up for your fans?


How do you select the topic and material for your albums? Do you have a particular "sound" you're after before or during the creative process?


Who is the strongest songwriter? Do you both do both lyrics and music or is the entire process a joint effort? Whatever you do, it works! Keep doing it!


What did you take away or gain from "Gypsy Runaway Train" that will make your music even stronger down the road?


The Roys also talk about the tracks on their latest Rural Rhythm album on Cybergrass - Gypsy Runaway Train by The Roys - A Track-by-Track Review on Cybergrass.

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