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Dale Ann Bradley Releases “Pocket Full of Keys”

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Dale Ann Bradley at Station InnNashville, TN -- Dale Ann Bradley releases her new album, Pocket Full of Keys. This is her first album after signing with Pinecastle Records last year.

Bradley played to a sold out room at the Station Inn in Nashville on Saturday, June 6, which was one of several official CD Release Parties she is hosting to celebrate the CD. The packed room was filled with fans from in the U.S. and also as far away as Ireland and France.

While in Nashville did a day of interviews, including “Bluegrass Unlimited,” “Coffee, Country & Cody” on WSM and

With this release, Bradley returns to the label that offered her the opportunity to become a solo performer after recording for them with the Coon Creek Girls for several years back in the 1990’s.

Bradley’s first single from the album, “’Til I Hear It From You,” a cover of The Gin Blossoms 1990’s hit, continues her theme of recording songs that are classics from other genres. She has previously recorded Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Over My Head,” Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze” and U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

Singer/Songwriter Celebrating with Release Party at Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on June 12

Pocket Full of KeysPocket Full of Keys offered Bradley the opportunity to produce and arrange all 12 tracks on the CD, the first time she has done this in her entire career. The singer says as she progressed with the project, it took on a theme that reflects her days of growing up in rural Eastern Kentucky -- days of no running water, a scarcity of electricity and no musical instruments in the Primitive Baptist church where her father preached. Nevertheless, Bradley grew up singing in the church and learning everything she could about her new found love of music. Once she had a guitar, acquired at the age of 14, nothing could hold her back.

Bradley is receiving high praise for the album from peers and radio. Vince Gill says of the songstress, “This woman is a singer’s singer and it’s inspiring every time she opens her mouth.” Peer Alison Krauss calls Dale Ann “one of the most gifted vocalists bluegrass and country music has ever heard. She is a dream.”

Kyle Cantrell with Sirius XM says, “Dale Ann has established quite a history of re-cutting pop songs (the current single, the Gin Blossoms’ “’Til I Heart It From You), and does that very well and tastefully. Her treatment of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" is wonderful, too. We're adding these songs to Bluegrass Junction this weekend.”

An award-winning singer, Bradley has been named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year five times, and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPGMA) has awarded her its Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year twice. Pre-orders for Pocket Full of Keys from iTunes include an instant download of the single, or you can purchase it directly from Pinecastle. Radio hosts who have not received the track may download it from Airplay Direct.

Pinecastle Records was created 25 years ago as a favor to a friend and has since grown into a legendary label with nearly 250 releases in its catalog including titles from some of the most influential musicians in the bluegrass genre such as The Osborne Brothers, Jesse McReynolds, and Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen among many more. Pinecastle has always placed an emphasis on fostering the talents of bluegrass up and comers and has helped with the growth of the careers of Terry Eldredge, Jesse Brock, Josh Williams, and Kristin Scott Benson, among others. Pinecastle is committed to finding new and innovative artists as well as working with established names within the industry.

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