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Flatt Lonesome - Game of ThronesNashville, TN -- The country's hottest young bluegrass band has recorded a masterful acoustic rendition of one of today's most well-known themes. Flatt Lonesome, in cooperation with Mountain Home Music Company and SiriusXM Radio, has just released a bluegrass version of the main theme from the wildly popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.

The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2014 Emerging Artist of the year winning band was hand-picked by the staff of the SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction channel to record the theme. Arranged by Tim Surrett of the band Balsam Range, the song was recorded at the studio of Mountain Home in Arden. NC. Flatt Lonesome is signed to the Mountain Home label. The band also performed the theme live at the SiriusXM Music City Theater in Nashville and a video of that performance is available online.

The epic instrumental receives a treatment that moves from the familiar 3/4 tempo that fans of the show know so well, into a rousing 4/4 romp that only an outstanding, top-flight bluegrass outfit like Flatt Lonesome can Render.

To celebrate the highly-anticipated premiere of Season 6 of the television series, SiriusXM will feature the recording on Bluegrass Junction, Channel 61, which can be heard across North America. In addition, SiriusXM has posted the video of Flatt Lonesome's performance on its YouTube channel. The project is being promoted on www.siriusxm.com as well as on its Facebook and Twitter sites.

Flatt Lonesome is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence. If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love Flatt Lonesome!

Flatt Lonesome was born from the Robertson family’s bluegrass gospel band, Sandy Creek Revival. Pastor Dolton Robertson, his wife Lisa, and their three children Kelsi, Buddy, and Charli began playing as a group just a few years ago because of their love of bluegrass and the desire to play music together as a family. This quickly grew into a passion for the Robertson children with a great longing to travel, write, and record. So, in January 2011, Kelsi, Charli and Buddy teamed up with friends Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton, and Paul Harrigill (who is now married to Kelsi as of September 21, 2012) and became Flatt Lonesome. In February of 2011, the band entered the SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville, TN and placed 3rd – not bad for the band’s very first time on stage! To commemorate the band’s first anniversary in 2012, they once again entered the SPBGMA Band Championship where they were awarded 1st place! What a way to celebrate!

In August of 2012, Flatt Lonesome signed a recording contract with Pisgah Ridge Records (a division of Mountain Home Records) and with much excitement recorded their very first CD. The self-titled recording was released on January 29, 2013 and has been one of the highlight bluegrass recordings of the year, hitting the radio charts on more than one occasion. Flatt Lonesome has recently signed with Mountain Home Records for their latest release (July 2014), Too. This September, they won the 2014 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award in Raleigh, NC.

Although, Flatt Lonesome is a young band (both age of the band and its members), you won’t find six people with more desire, dedication, and determination. When you add that to three incredible lead singers, magical harmony, and impeccable musicianship – well, you’ve got Flatt Lonesome!

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