Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are very proud to announce "Share the Link, Share the Love," featuring a video performance of the original version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Isaacs, and benefiting World Vision.
"I was working at a Cincinnati, Ohio gospel radio station in 1990, doing a bluegrass gospel hour daily," states Mullins. "The program director introduced me to the Spencers, an Ohio family group with Kentucky roots. They had recorded an a cappella album in the 80's with "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and I loved it! This was the old, original lyrics and melody, not the popular Carter Family version. AP Carter's song from 1935 was actually titled "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" and featured totally different verses and a slightly different chorus. I have a collection of hymnals and found the original lyrics from 1907. It really needed a quartet with two male voices and two female voices. The Isaacs have been lifetime friends, beginning their music ministry in Ohio in the same county where I grew up. We have always loved singing and performing together and this old time tune was perfect. I love them dearly and I certainly hope we can sing together as often as possible."
Mullins had the idea of capturing the studio recording on video in hopes of creating a unique way for fans to "Share the Love" of the music created, while simultaneously supporting the very worthy cause of helping children in impoverished countries around the globe. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. "The Isaacs have supported World Vision for several years and I am thankful for an opportunity to be part of their effort in assisting children worldwide," states Mullins.
For every view of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" on the YouTube channel of Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers beginning Easter Sunday (3/27/16) through Father's Day (6/19/16), Mullins will make a donation to World Vision. Fans are encouraged to "Share the Link" of this special video and in turn, the will "Share the Love."
"All Dressed Up" is now available! It's the first singlefrom our new CD, Sacred Memories, and was written by Jerry Salley and Diane Wilkinson. We think it is a wonderful song and we hope you like it! It's available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon.
Sacred Memories will be available everywhere April 15th but you can get it now EXCLUSIVELY from JMRR on the road or from the website.
SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction World Premier
Speaking of Sacred Memories, we are thrilled to announce we'll be featured along with our new album on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's World Premier Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell on March 23rd at 11am ET with repeat broadcasts on Thursday, 3/24th at 9pm ET, Saturday, March 26th at 8:00am ET and Easter Sunday, March 27th at 11:00am ET.
SOIMF is right around the corner!
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are pleased to announce their newest single, "All Dressed Up" is being released worldwide today and is available for digital download via AirplayDirect for radio programmers. "All Dressed Up" is the first single from the band's upcoming gospel album on Rebel Records, Sacred Memories, set for release on April 15th. Consumers may purchase the single via iTunes and Amazon, and may also receive it as a free download upon preorder of the entire album.
Featuring the great vocal combination of Duane Sparks, Joe Mullins and Mike Terry, "All Dressed Up" tells the touching story of an old farmer who spent his life working hard in his overalls with the love of a good woman by his side. In this scenario though, he's packed a local church on the day of his funeral, and as his friends pass by to pay their last respects, they find him 'all dressed up' with somewhere to go - ready to meet his beloved wife and his Savior.
"The moment we finished 'All Dressed Up' I knew EXACTLY who I wanted to record it," says Jerry Salley. "As a songwriter (and fan) I have been hoping to have a song recorded by Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers for a long time and with their history of recording meaningful songs, I thought 'All Dressed Up' was a perfect song to send Joe. Thankfully, he loved it and I couldn't be more excited. Joe and the Ramblers made the song their own, like it was written for them, and their recording is absolutely wonderful. They are at the top of their game and there's nothing more gratifying to a songwriter than to have a song recorded with such great vision and care by one of their very favorite groups in the business. I am very grateful to them!"
"When Jerry Salley called me and said, 'I have a song I just finished for the Radio Ramblers,' I knew we would have an opportunity for a hit," says Joe Mullins. "Jerry loves our message songs that tell a story from the heart and he has written one of the best!"
"All Dressed Up" is available to radio programmers via AirplayDirect and to consumers for digital download at iTunes and Amazon. Consumers who pre-order Sacred Memories, the complete album due for release April 15th, will receive an instant digital download of "All Dressed Up" free. In addition, preorders for the album are being offered at a reduced rate of $7.99 through March 14th. For more information on Sacred Memories, please enjoy this promotional video.
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