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Hit Songwriter Larry Cordle to Release All Star Duets Album

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Larry CordleNashville, TN -- The long-awaited, highly-anticipated new album by iconic Nashville songwriter, Larry Cordle, is scheduled to be released on October 8th, 2013 on his own label, MightyCord Records. Already being touted as the pinnacle recording of his career, The Cord Files: All-Star Duets features 13 artists joining him on songs they put on their own previous albums (in all cases possible), but this time done with bluegrass or acoustic instrumentation. Duet partners include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Terry Clark, Del McCoury, Diamond Rio, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Kathy Mattea, Daryle Singletary, and Kevin Denney.

While the process was started nearly ten years ago and the tracks were (with the exception of "Murder on Music Row") recorded at Mark Howard's Signal Path Studios as artists' schedules would allow, practically all of the overdubs, vocals, editing and mixing were done at Slack Key Studio by Grammy-winning producer/engineer, Randy Kohrs, who, in addition to his skills behind the board, also contributed some resonator guitar work and background vocals to the project. Other notable musicians and harmony vocalists include Alison Krauss & Union Station members Jerry Douglas and Ron Block, and renowned songwriter/musician Carl Jackson, just to name a few.

"I feel like I must have done something right in life that I could call on these larger than life, great artists and wonderful people to help me out with a dream," Cordle humbly states. "It is simply unbelievable to me that it is this close to becoming reality. I will never be able to repay these folks for doing this for me."

With his band, Lonesome Standard Time, Cordle has been awarded a song of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association on two separate occasions, garnered two Grammy nods for best bluegrass album, received nominations for vocal group and instrumental group, and landed #1 slots on the Bluegrass and Americana charts.

Rather than agonize over choosing a single, a near-impossible feat given the talent joining Cordle on the project, the entire album will be released to radio via Airplay Direct prior to the official drop date. “Lonesome Dove” (Yearwood), “Two Highways” (Krauss), "You Can't Take It With You When You Go" (Bentley), “Murder on Music Row” (Singletary and Denney - one of the aforementioned exceptions), and “Against the Grain” (Brooks), are just a few of the songs fans can look forward to hearing.

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