The download page is now live and you can purchase and download your choice of file types. You will be immediately emailed a link where you can download a zip file containing all 18 tracks with the digital booklet containing all of the credits, info, and beautiful artwork.
The CD’s have been manufactured and are being shipped to us tomorrow, so we will be able to ship pre-orders a few weeks ahead of the official release date.
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The legendary BR5-49 reunited with all five original members for the first time in a dozen years at PH Balanced Recordings to record A Truck Stop Christmas for our Christmas album. It was written specifically for this project by founding member Gary Bennett. The lyrics tell the story of a truck driver trying to make his way home for Christmas to be with his family and winds up being stranded at a truck stop on Christmas Eve due to a snowstorm closing down the highway. The original lineup reformed in the studio with a little push from Phil Harris and Don Herron to record a song for the project. This track documents their first recording together with the original lineup since 2001. Founded in 1993, the band originally comprised Gary Bennett (vocals, guitar), Don Herron (steel guitar, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar), “Smilin’” Jay McDowell (upright bass), Chuck Mead (vocals, guitar), and “Hawk” Shaw Wilson (drums, vocals). BR5-49 has released 8 records, including three albums on Arista Nashville and two on Dualtone Records. The band’s self-titled debut album produced three singles on the Billboard Country charts in 1996. The band was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards. They may just be the best band to ever come out of Nashville. Long Live BR5-49.
We will be the featured article in the November issue of East Nashvillian. Look for that on your local newsstands and magazine racks all over town.
Please contact us if you would like a promo copy of the record for press, reviews, radio, or TV. We are also available for interviews and would be happy to provide digital materials and downloads to use for your piece.
The East Nashville CD’s, T-Shirts, and Posters are all being printed right now and should be here soon. Pre-Order CD’s will begin shipping around Halloween, and the Pre-Order T-Shirts and Posters will begin shipping on November 6th. Downloads are available now.