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Balsam Range: Five

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by

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Balsam Range’s Five shows one of the best bands in Bluegrass at the top of their game.

The band’s 2010 release Trains I Missed brought in a #1 hit and Bluegrass Song of the Year award for its title track. Papertown (2012) built on that momentum with five consecutive months as the #1 album on Bluegrass radio, and won Bluegrass Album of the Year in 2013.

Papertown was received so well that we were apprehensive about what we could do next,” said Tim Surrett, vocalist and bass player for the band. “How do we follow an Album of the Year? We just went out and made the best record we could make.”

If the goal of the band was to elevate the level of songs, performance, production value, and excitement, then Balsam Range Five hits every mark.

The band has a consistent knack for conveying emotion with power. The result is a heartfelt delivery of tributes to working class heroes, an original Gospel a cappella song, a pulsing instrumental, and even a John Denver classic. The group pulls from diverse influences and original sources while giving each track the Balsam Range treatment. Five is an album full of songs that have both drive and nuance.

With the band’s level of success and their delivery of great albums, expectations are high. Balsam Range Fivewill not disappoint but continues to raise the bar for the best bluegrass of today.

Picture This

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by

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Picture This: A powerhouse vocal trio bringing to life incredible songs from award winning writers and stellar arrangements. Put it all together and experience one of the most impressive new groups today.

Amber Eppinette, Jaquita Lindsey, and Grant Gibson—collectively known as 11th Hour—bring heart and talent into their passionate performances. They can deliver on a variety of styles from big ballads like “How Will You Plead” to soulful styles of “Jesus Is In The House” to driving sounds of “No Death.”

Amber co-wrote the first single, “How Will You Plead,” with acclaimed songwriter Dianne Wilkinson. Along with Dianne and Amber, award-winning writers such as Sandy Knight, Phil Cross, Rebecca Peck, Joseph Habedank and many others contribute to this recording.

“We know what God has called us to do,” Amber states, talking about the messages of the songs on Picture This. “When you start talking about a person’s feelings, really getting down to how they feel about something, it captivates the heart. When you’re in a trying time in your life, and really hurting, and Christ comes along and captivates your heart, it’s special.”

If you want to see the heart of 11th Hour, Picture This.

John Bowman Has Come To Worship Him

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by

johnbowmanThere is a sweetness and purity of a single vocal and guitar together. John Bowman’s voice reflects true worship in his new all-acoustic solo release Worship Him.

Bowman, who is recognized in the traditional Gospel world first as a member of the legendary Bluegrass outfit Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and later as a standout member of The Isaacs, shines all on his own on this stripped-down release.

The songs move from the quick-rolling cross picking style of “God’s Not Dead” to the soothing lullaby style of “In My Father’s Eyes” to the story ballad “I Love My Friends.” Each track is delivered with sincerity and unwavering faith. It gives the feel of simple worship, of solitude and joy. Through these ten songs, their message and delivery, Bowman invites you to join and Worship Him.

Enter Mark Bishop’s World

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by

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The best songs, like the best books, transport you into the story. Ever pick up a book and read it, and get so consumed in it that you feel like you’re there?

When This Is What It’s All About welcomes you into Mark Bishop’s world, you realize it is a world you know and share. It holds stories we’ve all lived and ones we’ve always heard. They are from the Bible, about family relationships and those of life’s continual changes.

You know this story:

“The others watched. Sometimes they’d point and whisper.
She felt alone. Sometimes that woman wished her
life was different. Felt like she was on the brink
until a stranger came and asked her for a drink.
Now look who’s here…”

—From “Now Look Who’s Here”

Perhaps you’re living this one:

Well, there are questions I can’t answer, that only God would know.
Why do children have to suffer? Why do broken hearts heal slow?
Why can’t families stay together? I’ve got questions of my own.
Yeah, I’ve got questions of my own.

But if you ask me, “Is there real love that can pick you off the ground?”
“Does anybody hear you praying? Is there an answer coming down?”
And, “Does anybody love me?” Of all the questions you could ask me,
That one’s easy; that one’s easy.

—From “That One’s Easy”

 

Crossroads Retail Communicator – March 2013

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by

 

Crossroads Retail Communicator – March 2013

Volume 33 ‡ March 2013 
Empowered by Crossroads

 

What's New

Doyle Lawson – Roads Well Traveled

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 7-83895-1461-2-0
Shipping Date: March 6, 2013
Street Date: March 19, 2013


 

Talleys – The Ultimate Collection (double disc)

Suggested Retail Price: $17.99
UPC: 7-83895-1460-2-1
Shipping Date: March 6, 2013
Street Date: March 19, 2013

 

Mountain Faith – Battlefield

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 7-83895-1459-2-5
Shipping Date: March 6, 2013
Street Date: March 19, 2013

 

Faithful Praise – For His Glory

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 7-83895-1451-2-3
Shipping Date: March 6, 2013
Street Date: March 19, 2013

 

The Wisecarvers – Journey

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 7-83895-1447-2-0
Shipping Date: March 6,2013
Street Date: March 19, 2013 

 

Top Sellers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Sing Me A Song About Jesus

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895139320

 

Grascals – Life Finds A Way

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895139023 

 

Talleys – Love Won

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895139429

The McKameys – Precious Seed

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895140227

The Inspirations – It’s In The Savior’s Hands

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895141125

Flatt Lonesome – Flatt Lonesome

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895144027

 

What's Next
Jay Stone Singers – God Enough

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 645259125625

Dysart Family – The Grace of God

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 645259126325

 

Contact
Contact one of our Crossroads Distributon Partners to place an order:

NewDay: 1-800-251-3633

STL: 1-800-289-2772

CNI: 1-800-933-7161

Crossroads: 1-800-507-1361

Crossroads Retail Communicator – January 2013

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by

 

Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season.

Here are our new January releases.

Crossroads Performance Track Series Releases for January

CT12302    645259123027 He Hideth My Soul $8.99
CT12312    645259123126 Gentle Shepherd $8.99
CT12412    645259124123 Broken World $8.99
CT12442    645259124420 Hide Thou Me $8.99
CT12492    645259124925 Unspoken Request $8.99
CT12542    645259125427 I Will Sing The Wondrous Story $8.99

Crossroads Artist Release for January

PR14402 783895144027 Flatt Lonesome $13.99

Street Date: 1/29/2013
Shipping Starts: 1/16/2013

Contact one of our Crossroads Distribution Partners to place an order:

NewDay: 1-800-251-3633

STL: 1-800-289-2772

CNI: 1-800-933-7161

Crossroads: 1-800-507-1361

Introducing Flatt Lonesome

Posted on: December 15th, 2012 by

 

Are there any new fields left to plow using the traditional tools of bluegrass music? With Flatt Lonesome, the answer comes back a resounding yes!

Flatt Lonesome, the band, was born to make music. With tightly knit sibling harmonies, stellar musicianship and fantastic performances, there’s no limit to what this new group can accomplish.
 
Flatt Lonesome, the album, is a fantastic fusion of cool country, classic bluegrass and God-honoring Gospel—all loaded up into a dynamic debut release.

If you haven’t already, discover Flatt Lonesome now here

It will be available everywhere fine Bluegrass is sold on January 29, 2013.

www.crossroadsmusic.com
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Crossroads Retail Communicator – September 2012

Posted on: September 1st, 2012 by

 

Crossroads Retail Communicator – September 2012

Volume 32 ‡ September 2012
Empowered by Crossroads

 

What's New

Tribute Quartet – Our Anthem

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 763467312627

 

Carolina Boys – Truly Blessed

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895142320

 

Crist Family – Timeless: A Christmas Collection

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895136626

 

Top Sellers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Sing Me A Song About Jesus

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895139320

 

Kingdom Heirs – By Request

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895312122

 

Talleys – Love Won

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895139429

The McKameys – Precious Seed

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895140227

The Inspirations – It’s In The Savior’s Hands

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895141125

Mark Bishop – I Can Rejoice

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 763467312429

 

What's Next
11th Hour – Steppin’ Out

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 645259124727

Ivan Parker – Timeless Treasures

Suggested Retail Price: $13.99
UPC: 783895143723

 

Contact
Contact one of our Crossroads Distributon Partners to place an order:

NewDay: 1-800-251-3633

STL: 1-800-289-2772

CNI: 1-800-933-7161

Crossroads: 1-800-507-1361

Live At NQC

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by

The Line Up!

Every Great Team Has A Great Line Up!

Once again Louisville was host to some of Southern Gospels favorite talent this year. Crossroads has once again showcased those talents just for the true Southern Gospel fan! This years line up includes:

  
1 Kingdom Heirs “No Bones About It” 
2 Ivan Parker “Twenty-Four Hours A Day”
3 Collingsworth Family “Resurrection Morn”
4 Kingsmen “He’s All I Need-That’s All I Need”
5 Crist Family “I Love Lovin’ Jesus”
6 Jeff and Sheri Easter “Hear My Heart”
7 Tribute Quartet “Homecoming Day”
8 Dove Brothers “I Recall”
9 Talleys “Broken Ones”
10 Hopper “All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name”
11 Mark Bishop “My Name Is Jesus”
12 Greater Vision “You Were Faithful Yesterday” 
13 Legacy 5 “Thankful For The Change”
14 Triumphant Quartet “We’re Almost Home”
15 Antioch Church House Choir – Dixie Melody Boys (DVD Only)
16 Looking For A Tenor (Looking For A City) – Greater Vision (DVD Only)
17 I Wish I Could Have Been There – Perrys (DVD Only)
Street date for NQC and Tracks will be December 20, 2011
 
NQC Live Vol. 11
CR119495   Various   NQC LIVE 
645259119495    CD/DVD   $19.99

 

Tracks:
CT11352   Classic   “It’s Almost Over”
645259113523   PT-CD   $8.99 

CT11512   Kingdom Heirs  “Tell Me Why” 
645259115121   PT-CD   $8.99

CT11622   Karen Peck & NR   “On The Banks Of The Promised Land”
645259116227   PT-CD   $8.99

This is the projected schedule (subject to change) for December.

For sales rates, stock/product availability, and/or back list questions please contact me:

Travis Wynkoop
National Accounts Mgr
travis.wynkoop@crossroadsmusic.com
Office: 800.966.7664 x330
Fax: 828.684.4495

IBMA Winners Sale: Grasstronomically Out of This World!

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 by


Crossroads presents the Ready 4 Retail IBMA Award winners package!

The Prayer Bells rang, and prayers were answered. IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance,” and “Recorded Event of the Year” Prayer Bells of Heaven, is available on the Crowe, Lawson, and Williams CD, “Old Friends Get Together.”

The whistle blew with the prayer bells, and you can still get on board with Balsam Range also.  You do not want to miss this train! “Trains I Missed” is the title track from the latest Balsam Range CD, that took “Song of the Year” honors at IBMA this year. 

Last… but certainly not least is the IBMA multi award winning  Boxcars! The Boxcars had some cargo to haul this year as they took honors for, “Mandolin Player of the Year” Adam Steffey, “Banjo Player of the Year” Ron Stewart who split the honors with banjo talent Kristin Scott Benson, “Instrumental Group of the Year” and “Emerging Artists of the Year.” There CD is self titled, and like the two projects above, is ready for retail via Crossroads Music. 

Order your IBMA Winners package this month and save! 

MH12922   Crowe, Lawson, and Williams   “Old Friends Get Together”
783895129222    CD…   $13.99 

MH12952   Balsam Range   “Trains I Missed”
783895129529   CD…   $13.99

MH13092   Boxcars   “Boxcars”
783895130921   CD…   $13.99

SALE ENDS:

31 October 2011            

For sales rates, stock/product availability, and back list questions please contact:

Travis Wynkoop
National Accounts Mgr. 

travis.wynkoop@crossroadsmusic.com
Office: 800.966.7664 x330
Fax: 828.684.4495