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Track Premier "My Way Is The Highway" from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

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Before The Sun Goes DownNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association’s 15-time Dobro Player of the Year Rob Ickes and rising singer/guitarist Trey Hensley are excited to premier "My Way Is The Highway" on The Bluegrass Situation where it is currently the Song Of The Week. Their debut album, Before The Sun Goes Down, is out January 13th.

Ickes and Hensley’s collaboration seamlessly blends contemporary bluegrass and the spare studio stylings of classic '60s and '70s country music. Hensley's voice is a throwback to the great country singer icons of the genre's first golden era, at one moment evoking an early George Jones or Merle Haggard and at another, Conway Twitty or Hank Snow. Hensley's talent has drawn the attention of more than his fair share of Nashville heavyweights including Marty Stuart who said, "Trey Hensley is the real deal—I'm one of his biggest fans."

Dobro master and 2015 GRAMMY nominated Rob Ickes is the perfect musical foil to Hensley's prodigious talent. His Dobro complements Hensley's vocal lines with both finesse and jaw-dropping fire, reminding audiences that he is one of the best to ever play the instrument.

“I’m already such a fan..the new album from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley is a wonderful piece of work.”
—Merle Haggard

“The Trey Hensley/Rob Ickes collaboration…features both electrified honky tonk and Doc Watson-style acoustic bluegrass boogie with some killer flatpicking. And above all that enthralling, nuanced singing.”
—Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots

After collaborating with Hensley on an album track from Blue Highway's current release, and inviting him to guest on some live shows, Ickes was inspired for the two musicians to record a studio project together. Before The Sun Goes Down is the result of that effort and it is a unique project in the way it seamlessly blends contemporary bluegrass and the spare studio stylings of classic '60s and '70s country music.

Hensley's voice is something of a miracle, a throwback to the great country singer icons of the genre's first golden era, at one moment evoking an early George Jones or Merle Haggard, and at another, Conway Twitty or Hank Snow. The fact that Hensley is still just in his early 20's makes the experience of listening to him even more astounding.

His talent has drawn the attention of more than his fair share of Music Row heavy weights including Marty Stuart who said: "Trey Hensley is the real deal – I'm one of his biggest fans." Dobro master Rob Ickes is the perfect musical foil to Hensley's prodigious talent, both as a musician and co-producer. His Dobro ornaments Hensley's vocal lines with perfect finesse one moment and with jaw-dropping fire the next, showing why he is one of the best to ever pick up the instrument.

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