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Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers are Award Nominees

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Joe Mullins and The Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers have been included among the nominees for the 2011 Front Porch Fellowship Bluegrass Gospel Awards in two categories; New Artist of the Year and Favorite Song for "Worth It All" from their latest release, Hymns From The Hills on Rebel Records.

Front Porch Fellowship, hosted by Les Butler, is a bluegrass gospel radio show heard in the 80 plus markets of the Solid Gospel Radio Network in addition to over 80 additional syndicated markets. The nominees are compiled from online, mail and phone requests to Front Porch Fellowship and are announced by Singing News Magazine and the Solid Gospel Radio Network.

The voting process takes place online and you can cast your vote for the band byclicking the "VOTE" button below:

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Joe Mullins calls Hymns From The Hills a "lifetime in the making" and that's no exaggeration. The second release for Rebel Records and the first all-gospel album from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Hymns From The Hills is a culmination of a Mullins family tradition of presenting bluegrass gospel on radio, records and in person. As the son of Paul "Moon" Mullins, a southern Ohio DJ and famed fiddler, Joe Mullins grew up not only listening to bluegrass gospel music, but was also surrounded by the music's legendary performers such as Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson, Ralph Stanley and Paul Williams, all who helped mold his love for good music as well as the life he would choose to live.

Hymns From The Hills draws on a lifetime of experience at the center of one of bluegrass music's most important regional traditions. Mullins borrowed the album's name from a radio show his father began years ago and that Mullins still continues on the four radio stations he now owns. In selecting songs, he arranged the type of material that he was introduced to at a very early age and called on those "forefathers" of bluegrass gospel, also some of his closest friends, to guest on the album. The result is a finely crafted set of musical exchanges rooted both in shared faith and deep, enduring friendships that lend special warmth to this project.

With Radio Ramblers bandmates Adam McIntosh; guitar, Evan McGregor; fiddle, Tim Kidd; bass and Mike Terry; mandolin, and special guests including Ralph Stanley, Larry Sparks, Paul Williams, Doyle Lawson, and Rhonda Vincent, Hymns From The Hills stands alongside the great bluegrass gospel albums of the music's storied past.

Track Listing:

  1. He Loves Me
  2. Fallen Leaves
  3. Come On (with Larry Sparks)
  4. Rock Of Ages Keep My Soul
  5. We Missed You In church Last Sunday (with Rhonda Vincent)
  6. Hold On To The Old Gospel Way (with Paul Williams)
  7. Jesus Loves Me (with Ralph Stanley)
  8. Fair Weather
  9. Oh The Love Of My Redeemer
  10. I'll Never Go Back (with Doyle Lawson)
  11. That Little Old Country Church House (with Larry Sparks)
  12. Be Jesus To Someone Today
  13. Worth It All
  14. Sweet Hour Of Prayer

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