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Gospel Plowboys Sign with Mountain Fever, Album Due June 10

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Gospel PlowboysWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed the all-gospel group, the Gospel Plowboys. The band's debut album for the label, Welcome Home, will be released June 10th. The Gospel Plowboys, based in Salisbury, NC, combines the talents of David Murph (mandolin), John Goodson (banjo), Michael Jenkins (guitar), David Brown (guitar, bass), Andrew Brown (bass, dobro) and Kris Miller (guitar).

Between the six musicians, five are vocalists as well. While their music is what brings them to the stage, their mission is what brought them together first. As founding member, David Murph says, "Plowing the ground, planting the seed, that Christ died for you. When we play a show, our mission is to present heartfelt music with the message that Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us." And if the band's upcoming release, Welcome Home, is anything, it is certainly proof positive that their message is being delivered is a very sincere way.

Drawing songs straight from old church hymnals, to that of writers in bluegrass and gospel music, Welcome Home will surely tug on the heartstrings of every listener. The album opens with "Dearest Friend" written by G.T. Speer and moves quickly into a traditional hymn, "Red River." The band reached back for some bluegrass gospel standards such as the Bill Castle original, "The Dream," first recorded by IIIrd Tyme Out, as well as Ralph Stanley's "Daniel Prayed." The title track, written by Indiana evangelist Billy Fields , is perhaps the crown jewel of the album both in subject matter and performance. "Welcome home, I knew you’d come. Welcome home, you’re here for good. Look around, was it worth the wait. Welcome home, step through the gate." These lyrics perfectly sum up a collection of songs that support the very message the Gospel Plowboys carry wherever they go.

"As a bluegrass gospel ministry, we were praying and doing research for where to do our next recording project, and Mark Hodges' and Mountain Fever's names came up quite frequently," explains Murph. "After listening to some of the music Mountain Fever was releasing, and then speaking with Mark, it was easy to understand why people had good things to say. I have been involved in music some 40 years, but to be included in a lineup of so many stellar groups is a blessing that I personally didn't think would ever happen for me!"

The Gospel Plowboys' debut album for Mountain Fever, produced by Aaron Ramsey, will be released everywhere June 10th. For more about the Gospel Plowboys, visit www.gospelplowboys.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.

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