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Mountain Heart Releases "Blue Skies"

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Blue SkiesNashville, TN May 6th, 2016 — Available today on Compass Records, Mountain Heart returns with Blue Skies, their first studio album in five years. The same soulfulness that gave the band its name in the first place is still there, but now voiced through a blend of musicians that make room not just for their bluegrass legacy, but also singer/songwriter ballads, classic country, R&B, and modern folk pop.

Mountain Heart completely reinvents themselves around long-time members Josh Shilling and Aaron Ramsey. Jeff Partin and Seth Taylor joined after the band’s last album was released and violinist and vocalist Molly Cherryholmes (five-time GRAMMY-nominee) joined just weeks before Blue Skies studio sessions were to begin. Shilling, barely into his 30s, wrote most of the material on Blue Skies, with a Chris Stapleton and Ronnie Bowman co-write and a stellar rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” rounding out the set. Every member of the new Mountain Heart is a multi-instrumentalist and could also be considered a lead singer, which makes the possibilities both onstage and in the studio limitless.

We appreciate your patience and dedication to the band throughout the making of this new record. We are extremely proud of "Blue Skies" and feel it is one of our best. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy the record as much as we do!

Mountain Heart will bring their new lineup on the road in support of the album release. The tour begins this evening in Toledo, OH (please see dates below) and while Mountain Heart have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry over 130 times, the tour will also feature the debut Opry appearance from the new lineup of the band in Nashville on May 21st. Shilling states, “Our love and passion for each other and the music we create is transparent on and off stage. We live our lives doing what we love while making lifelong memories every night with our friends and supporters around the world. What more could we possibly ask for?”

Mountain Heart Blue Skies Track Listing:

  1. "Blue Skies"
  2. "Miss Me When I’m Gone"
  3. "Maggie’s Farm"
  4. "No One To Listen"
  5. "She’ll Come Back To Me"
  6. "Addicted"
  7. "The Bad Grounds"
  8. "Have You Heard About The Old Hometown"
  9. "I Can’t Get Over You"
  10. "Hurting"

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