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Dale Ann BradleyHarlan, KY -- Legends 2, in Pennington Gap, Virginia opened last October and has been serving home cooked meals that have made this one of the most popular new restaurants in the area. The restaurant is now hosting live music including the upcoming February 25, 2012 concert with Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley beginning at 8:00 pm. Legends 2 is owned and operated by Chastity Dean and her husband, Jamie Dean, band member of the hot new group Cumberland River who will also be performing that evening. Legends 2 is located at 8426 US Highway 421 in Pennington Gap, VA. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.

Dale Ann Bradley is four-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Award. She has recently teamed up with singer, guitarist, songwriter and friend Steve Gulley. "We grew up together," Bradley notes. "Steve and me - we each know what the other one's going to do."

Dale Ann Bradley is one of bluegrass music's treasures, a native of Kentucky who grew up immersed in the culture and tradition of the music and who is gifted with one of the most natural and expressive voices bluegrass has ever known. A four-time winner of the IBMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Bradley describes Somewhere South of Crazy as her most mature effort yet.

Bradley has continued to focus on her song writing which shines on "Round and Round" and "Leaving Kentucky", both autobiographical songs which speak to personal challenges that Bradley has confronted and the peace that she has made with herself. The album's title track, "Somewhere South of Crazy", which was co-written with Pam Tillis who also lends a harmony vocal, offers a female take on a road trip south set to an irresistible bluegrass groove.

Bradley offers a nod to Bill Monroe with a hard driving take on the Monroe classic "In Despair" and a bluegrass interpretation of Seals & Croft's "Summer Breeze". Stuart Duncan, Steve Gulley, Andy Hall, Sierra Hull, Pam Tillis, and Alison Brown all make guest appearances on the album, which was also produced by Brown.

Cumberland River is celebrating a new music video release of “Justified” - a song featured on their current Rural Rhythm Records album The Life We Live. Cumberland River’s roots have run deep in Harlan County Kentucky hills for generations, so it is no surprise fans can hear the heritage of traditional bluegrass in their music. Their new album, THE LIVE WE LIVE was released in July 2011 on Rural Rhythm Records and certainly showcases the incredible songwriting talents of this hot young group with all five band members contributing to this impressive first national release.

Jamie as his friends call him, plays the banjo for Cumberland River, sings lead and tenor vocals and lends his songwriting talents to the group. With a banjo style all his own, he is certainly a driving force for the group - from his straight forward lead, to his awesome backup. He wrote the title track, "Rock Island Express", from the band's debut album released in 2010 along with "Heart of a Mining Man,", "Ridge Runner,", "Wild Berries," "My Dad," plus co-wrote three additional songs including "Justified."

For more information Legends 2, please visit them at Facebook.

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