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Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Songs Reach #1 With Multiple Songs

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Steve Gulley & New PinnacleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records group Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle have been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album almost a year ago. The Bluegrass Situation called the debut album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle “one of the most highly anticipated bluegrass albums for 2015” soon after the release of the first single “Leaving Crazytown” , written by Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford, was released in the Fall of 2014. “Leaving Crazytown” went on to reach #1 six times on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, “which is very rare occurrence and incredible achievement for a new group”, noted Terry Herd from Bluegrass Today. The single also reached #3 on SiriusXM radio – Bluegrass Junction’s Most-Played Tracks Chart and Top 10 on the Bluegrass Unlimited – National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Chart. Bob Cherry of Cybergrass reviewed the album last year giving it high marks noting, "...every song I've heard by him was a 'keeper'."

“Leaving Crazytown” and “She’s A Taker”, written by Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford, placed #3 and #6 on Bluegrass Today’s 2015 Year End Airplay Chart. In addition, “You’re Gone”, written by Steve Gulley & Adam Haynes, reached #1 on SiriusXM radio – Bluegrass junction’s Most Played Tracks Chart in November and currently “She’s A Taker” is moving up the Bluegrass Unlimited – National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Chart at #19 in the January 2016 magazine. Also in the same Bluegrass Unlimited issue, after 7 months on the chart, the album is currently moving up the chart at #5 on the Top 15 Bluegrass Album Chart.

David Morris from Bluegrass Today posted Dave’s Dozen: Best Of 2015 and included the debut album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle on this prestigious list. Morris commented, “Gulley took a chance last year, leaving a successful gig with Dale Ann Bradley to step out on his own with a young band. But the band’s first single hit the charts right out of the gate, and he hasn’t looked back since.” This is a thought that is also shared by Freddy Smith from WDVX in Knoxville TN, “Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle's debut CD is the best project to hit music airways in my opinion…The personalities of this band are that of humble, hardworking, and good hearted people. Steve Gulley has never received the credit he deserves and I am a firm believer that this CD will change that!...”

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle was awarded with a 2015 IBMA Official Showcase Band performances during the convention in Raleigh last Fall. These showcase performances gave fans and promoters the opportunity to see Steve Gulley (vocals, guitar) perform live with his impressive New Pinnacle group consisting of; Bryan Turner (bass, vocals), Gary Robinson, Jr. (mandolin) and Matthew Cruby (banjo, vocals). The group has now been awarded by SPBGMA to perform on the main stage during the upcoming 2016 SPBGMA convention in February. More details regarding the mainstage performance and other showcase performances during the upcoming SPBGMA convention will be forthcoming.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle is available on AirPlay Direct for DJ downloads and the album is available on Amazon, ITunes and wherever Bluegrass music is sold. Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle is now touring the US in support of their debut album. Go to the band’s web site at www.stevegulley.com for a complete listing of tour dates.

The Gulley family name enjoys a rich musical heritage that reaches across generations with strong roots in Bluegrass and Mountain Gospel music. It starts with long time radio personality Don Gulley who was a founding member of the Bluegrass group the Pinnacle Mountain Boys. Don’s son, Steve Gulley, has carried on the family tradition performing for many years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, as a founding member of Bluegrass super groups Mountain Heart and Grasstowne,as a regular featured performer at Renfro Valley and with Steve’s longtime friend and colleague Dale Ann Bradley.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle includes; Steve Gulley (guitar, vocals), Bryan Turner (bass, vocals),Gary Robinson, Jr. (mandolin) and Matthew Cruby (banjo, vocals).Steve Gulley certainly does not need any introduction to the Bluegrass community with accomplishments that include 16 years as a featured performer, staff musician, music director, studio manager and producer at Renfro Valley, KY. From 1994-96 Steve was a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and a founding member of Mountain Heart ('98 - '06), Grasstowne ('06 - '11) and with longtime friend Dale Ann Bradleythrough 2014. Steve is a winner of 4 IBMA Awards including Co-writer of the 2008 Song Of The Year, "Through The Window Of A Train", by Blue Highway and SPBGMA Multi award winnerincluding 2008 Album Of The Year, "The Road Headin' Home”, by Grasstowne.

In addition, Steve has produced many albums at his Curve Recording studio in Cumberland Gap, TN, including the Dove nominated album “Healed” for Locust Ridge, the critically acclaimed Civil War album project “God Didn’t Choose Sides”,and the Christmas CD/DVD and broadcast of “Christmas The Mountain Way”, which aired on RFD-TV’s FamilyNet and BlueHighways TV networks.

Steve has put together an impressive group of musicians to form New Pinnacle pulling some of the top talent in his Tennessee / Kentucky / Virginia border state community that he has called his home all his life.

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