“The hills of Southeast Tennessee are alive with the sound of music.
The acoustics of the banjo, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica hover over the landscape like the smoky haze known to float above the region’s mountains and valleys, and voices rise from its waters. Musical roots here are deep, and a new generation of musicians is building upon that foundation.
Carrie Hassler of Pikeville, Tenn., is one of those voices. Her pure vocals launched her into bluegrass stardom in 2006 with the release of the album “Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain” on Rural Rhythm Records; and today, she is one of the region’s leading ladies of bluegrass, with a voice that is often compared to Etta James, Patsy Cline and Alison Krauss.
A huge thank you to Michael Martin Murphey for his amazing concert in Pikeville, Tennessee last night. It was an honor to sing with him again and we performed his huge hit song, “Wildfire” that I was honored to record with him on his Buckaroo Blue Grass II album. Thanks to Ronda for the pics.
Carrie hits #1 on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Song Chart with her song “Get Me Over You” from the album The Distance.
Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction with air the Track by Track with Kyle Cantrell for the album, “God Didn’t Chose Sides: Civil War True Stories About Real People” (that includes “Carrie’s Graveyard Book” by Carrie Hassler.)
March 6 at 11:00 am EST
March 7 at 9:00 pm EST
March 9 at 8:00 am EST
March 10 at 11:00 am EDT
I am so proud to perform “Carrie’s Graveyard Book” written by Paula Breedlove, Mike Evans, and Mark “Brink” Brinkman included on the new album “God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories about Real People” on Rural Rhythm Records. Please visit www.goddidntchoosesides.com to get a lot more information on this album and check out the other artists. Appearing on the album are: Marty Raybon, Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore, Brad Gulley, Ronnie Bowman, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Bradley Walker, Tim Stafford, Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall, Dave Adkins, and The Gap Creek Quartet.
Press Release: October 17, 2012
Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce CARRIE HASSLER hit the #1 spot on the SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks chart for October 2012 with her song “Luxury Liner.” The tune is the first single release from her current album, THE DISTANCE produced by Steve Gulley. The album appears on the October SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Most Played Albums chart and debuted earlier this year at #10 on Billboard’sTop 10 Bluegrass Album Chart (retail sales).
“Luxury Liner” comes from Country Rock legend songwriter/artist Gram Parsons that Carrie beautifully transforms into a hard drivin’ bluegrass barn burner as evidenced by other chart action. The song is #3 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song chart (10/12/12), the October Bluegrass Today Monthly Top 20 Song chart, and Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Songs. Another track, “Get Me Over You” has also hit the radio charts appearing recently on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 Songs chart.
CARRIE has appeared on two recent TV programs including the RFD-TV special, Bluegrass Comes to the Valley, part of Reno’s Old Time Music. She was the featured artist on Rural Rhythm Records’ TV production, BEHIND THE DREAM™ on BlueHighways TV, hosted by Mike Scott, and performed at a special showcase event for this TV series last month at Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Nashville.
CARRIE HASSLER is sponsored by Moon Pie™ and French’s Shoes and Boots.
Mary J. Hale, Founder and CEO of THE PINK ARROW PROJECT is proud to announce acclaimed vocalist, CARRIE HASSLER has joined organization to help raise awareness to the project. The two recently sat down to together to talk about THE PINK ARROW PROJECT and what the organization does to help those in need and help with cancer research.
“As soon as I heard about it and what you were doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The more people that find out about it, the more it will keep growing,” said Carrie. “I want to volunteer my time and my efforts in any way I can. I encourage not only other music artists, but any business or individual to definitely check out THE PINK ARROW PROJECT. You don’t have to be an Archer to help.”
“Our organization began as Archers Helping Archers. When I was ill, that is who took care of me and I want to give back. We not only help families in need, but we donate to organizations that doing groundbreaking cancer research,” explained Hale.
She continued saying, “Carrie is our first music artist to be part of the PINK ARRROW PROJECT.” Carrie, who had never shot a bow before, recently spent some time with Mary and thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to Archery. Hale was thrilled at how fast she learned, stating, “I want you to know you have been the best archery student I have ever had. It didn’t take us 30 minutes to get you shooting bulls eyes. I’m going to be watching out for you on the range!”
THE PINK ARROW PROJECT recently launched a new “On Target” fundraising campaign to promote their line of “Pink” archery products benefiting cancer research. The “On Target” campaign features the fictional character, “Karing.” With a purchase of an “On Target” promotional poster or sticker, you are helping in the fight against cancer and helping those who need it most.
MORE ON THE PINK ARROW PROJECT
The Product that started the PINK revolution was extraordinary PINK VICTORY ARROW which fans not only shoot, but regularly carry in their quiver to show their support. THE PINK ARROW PROJECT now carries numerous archery products by manufacturers such as Victory Archery, Bohning, Lumenok, InnerLoc, InnerLoc Out-There, Ulrimate Hunt, Watson Airlock, AUC LOK, Alpin Optics, Backwoods Life, Barnsdale Archery, Ben Pearson, Bills Archery, Bowhunting.Net, Doinker, Hunting in the Wild, Inside Outdoors TV, Instinct Archery, Lakeland Products, Last Chance, Opti Logic, Scott Strings, Shoot Like a Girl, Specialty Archery, Stink Stick, Viper and Extreme Whitetail Deer Farm and Scents.