Exclusive Track Premiere: Night Moves by Larry Cordle

by Missy Wolf / 9 days ago / Comments

Center Stage Magazine is thrilled to be a special part of the LP release of All-Star tribute to Bob Seger; 'Silver Bullet Bluegrass'. "Night Moves" is a track on this album by Larry Cordle. When Cordle was asked about being a part of this project, here is what he had to say.

Randall asked me to be part of the project.  It was a tough day for me in the studio, but Randall was very professional. My left hand has been compromised since childhood, so it was very difficult for me to play some of the chords I had to play & sing at the same time. It was really difficult for me but a lot of fun to get to be on this project.  Well, I had a lot of starts and stops.  It was pretty much business till we got the track done. A Beautiful studio that Randall has up in East Kentucky.

I've never met Bob but of course, when I was playing clubs his songs were always on our setlists. A couple of good friends of mine have worked with Bob a lot .... Luke Wooten (a great engineer here in town) has worked with Bob on various projects and speaks highly of him. Another good friend Jim 'Moose' Brown has been in Bob's touring band for years. He likewise speaks highly of Bob.

Seger is most definitely one of my influences... I've just always loved his songwriting and his records. He is one of my heroes for sure.

I love 'Night Moves'--- I love the imagery, the melodic structure the way he does the ending, really spacey for dramatic effect.... just great to me. When I was in Southern Portrait (a club band I was part of for a year or so in the late 70's)the song was a regular in our sets. 


This rendition of "Night Moves" is a fitiing choice for Larry Cordle's vocals and I am sure Bob Seger is proud of this performance. Not only did Cordle maintain the song's original vibe, he was able to make it his own without compromising it and I know Seger fans are going to love it. Enjoy listening to "Night Moves" exclusively on Center Stage Magazine now, and be sure to pre-save the full album here. ~MIssy


About Larry Cordle: 

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Larry Cordle was born and raised on a small family farm in eastern Kentucky. He is best known for his highly successful songwriting talents, including the #1 hit song, “Highway 40 Blues,” recorded by Ricky Skaggs. In addition, many other artists, such as Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, and have recorded Cordle's original songs. 

Cordle is also an award-winning and chart-topping singer. achieving success with his solo and band albums. He is often featured as a lead and background vocalist on some of Nashville's most awarded and popular music. In addition, he's provided harmony vocals for artists such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and many more. 

In 1992, Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan, and Lonesome Standard Time received a 35th Annual Grammy Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Lonesome Standard Time and took home the 1993 IBMA Song of the Year Award for the title track.” In 2000, the band received a 43rd Annual Grammy Award Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for Murder On Music Row, with the title track winning the 2000  IBMA Song of the Year Award, which remains one of the most popular songs of his career. In addition, he received an IBMA Song of the Year nomination for "Black Diamond Strings.” 

Cordle is featured on 'Livin, Lovin, Losin: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers', which won a Grammy for Best Country Album in 2003 and received the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award in 2004. Cordle is featured on two tracks of Moody Bluegrass, released in 2004, alongside Tim O'Brien, Alison Krauss, John Cowan, Harley Allen, et al., and again as lead vocalist on Moody Bluegrass II. 

In 2006, Celebration of Life: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer won the IBMA Album of the Year Award.  In 2011, Cordle released his Americana album, Pud Marcum’s Hangin.” In 2012, he co-produced the IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award-winning album Life Goes On. The album includes the talents of Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Salley, and more. In April 2015, Larry Cordle was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, celebrating his impressive career in music. The same year he received an IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award Nomination for the song "Against the Grain" by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time featuring Garth Brooks, produced by Cordle on Mighty Cord Records. 

In 2017, Cord released his powerful all-gospel album Give Me Jesus, which received a 2018 Grammy Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album and a 2017 IBMA Gospel Recorded Event of the Year Nomination for the title track, a traditional tune arranged by Cord. In 2018, he released another album on his Mighty Cord Records label titled Tales From East Kentucky, followed by Where The Trees Know My Name, in 2021. 

In 2022, he received a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for the song, “In the Sweet By and By” by Dolly Parton, featuring. Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker. The group also took home two International Bluegrass Music Association awards including the Collaborative Recording of the Year Award and the Gospel Recorded Song of the Year Award. In addition, Cordle popped back on the radio charts with his original song, “East Kentucky Blues,” which reached #1 numerous times on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly and Monthly Song charts and was named in the publication’s Top 50 Songs of 2022 and continues charting into 2023.

Cordle regularly records and performs. He is still, first and foremost, a songwriter, now writing independently for his own company, Wandachord Music, BMI. He is a long-time resident of the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Wanda.


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