Darin and Brooke Aldridge Are Going FASTER AND FARTHER With New CD Release

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The husband and wife duo, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, have released their sixth studio album titled, FASTER AND FARTHER, under Mountain Home Music Company’s label.  This highly-anticipated release is available today, February 10 on all music platforms.  This album features guest appearances by icons and legends in the industry, such as Vince Gill, John Cowan and Charli Robertson of Flat Lonesome. 

The first single from the new album, “Lila”, entered the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart at #20 with the full album holding down the #5 spot on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart.  This album has a different feel, without being stuck in one specific genre, there is something for everyone here.  The duo offers up the harmonies of Bluegrass, the vibe of Country as well as the inspiration of Gospel.    

Please check out the Official Press Release below for more information on where you can purchase your copy of FASTER AND FARTHER as well how to keep up with all the exciting things they have coming up this year.

Press Release:

Nashville, TN (February 10, 2017) - It's wheels up for acclaimed husband/wife Bluegrass duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge  as their new CD, FASTER AND FARTHER, lands in stores today.  The new project, their sixth for the Mountain Home Music Company label, features the formidable talents of the Aldridges and includes special guest appearances by Bluegrass icon John Cowan, Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and Flatt Lonesome's Charli Robertson.  Radio can access the new music via Airplay Direct, and fans can purchase now online HERE.  Today "Lila" enters the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart at # 20, and the CD currently holds the # 5 spot on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart.

The duo will celebrate the album's release with a hometown show tonight at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, North Carolina.  On February 16, they'll share the new music with their Nashville area fans at The Franklin Theatre (Franklin, Tennessee) when they open for Cowan.

"There's been a real sense of excitement building around this release since we started the recording process," observes Brooke.  "We've continually pushed ourselves and our limits, and we truly believe that this our best record to date," adds Darin.  Many of the songs from FASTER AND FARTHER use natural landmarks as metaphors for the heart, and present an inspiring project from masters of the genre in the process.  Immaculate vocals, soaring harmonies and these well-crafted Bluegrass, Country and Gospel tunes make this 12-track CD a must-have for the serious music fan.  The disc includes songs by Ian Tyson, Carl Jackson, Jim Rushing, Pat Flynn, Jerry Salley and other legendary hitmakers.

 

FASTER AND FARTHER is already receiving positive feedback from industry insiders and the media:

 

"Darin and Brooke are two of my favorites of this great new generation of Bluegrass artists.  I'm flattered that they included me in their new record." - Vince Gill

 

"Sure to put Darin and Brooke Aldridge on the fast lane to becoming a household name.  It's their best to date." - Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass

 

 "Do yourself a favor; make this record and their music a part of the things you cherish in life." - John E. Cowan

 

 "This is definitely an album for all Bluegrass fans ... a triumph of technical ability over the accessibility of the songs." - Kelly Gregory, Country Music People

 

The disc has already garnered significant media coverage that includes a performance on Music City Roots, as well as articles and reviews in and on Bluegrass Today, Bluegrass Situation,  The Alternate Root, Bluegrass Notes, Roughstock, The Boot, Shelby Star, That Nashville Sound and Flashpoint Arts.

 

Fans will have ample opportunity to catch the duo live:

February 10    Shelby, NC - The Don Gibson Theater

February 15    WSM AM - Bill Cody radio show

February 16    Franklin TN - Franklin Theatre

February 17    Chattanooga TN - Barking Legs Theater

February 18    Asheville NC -Bluegrass First Class

February 24    Leesburg, SC - Hayes Center

February 25    Bloomingdale GA - Randy Wood Pickin' Parlor

March 3          Marion VA - Song of the Mountains

March 5          Charlotte, NC - McGlochlon Theatre

March 11         Johnson City, TN - The Down Home

March 18        Danbury, NC - The Arts Place of Stokes County

March 25        Blakely, GA - Peanut Pride Festival

April 28, 29     Merlefest (Main Stage)

May 12            Denton, NC - Doyle Lawson Festival

May 13            Waynesville, NC - The Strand @ 38 & Main

May 18            Gettysburg, PA - Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

 

ABOUT Darin and Brooke

Husband and wife duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge hail from North Carolina and bring a touch of the hills to their rich harmonies and impeccable musicianship.  Their distinctive sound has made them one of the hottest acts in acoustic music today.  They have graced the top of the Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts, received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM).  The two have appeared on PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, Presley's Country Jubilee, RFD-TV, Rural-TV, Daystar Network, Blue Highways TV, Song of the Mountains and Music City Roots to fan and critical acclaim.  Their previous CD, the still-popular SNAPSHOTS, debuted at the #8 spot on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and generated two engaging videos ("Wildflower," "Tennessee Flat Top Box") that were featured on CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV and The Bluegrass Situation. 

 

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Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…