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May 15, 2013
More Than Rubies announce album release parties for Nashville TN & Raleigh NC!
Please join us May 22 for the More Than Rubies Album Release Party @ The Franklin Mercantile~ Franklin TN 6pm doors and dinner. Music Following.
May 08, 2013
Mama's Blue Dress is playing the Chattanooga TN Farmer's Market on Mother's Day May 12th @12:30pm
If you live in the area come out and enjoy a free Mama's Blue Dress show while you shop around the Farmer's Market with your mama!
This is an IPHONE outtake from the last Mama's Blue Dress photo shoot by Holly Schumacher/styled by Shannon Jenkins. Photos coming soon!
May 6, 2013
More Than Rubies at Inspire 2013 Worship Conference Friday morning May 3.
More Than Rubies lead worship at the 9am session at #Inspire 2013 - Fellowship Bible Church 3/3/2013
Thanks for the great sound & lights you guys - Chattahoochee Nature Center- Roswell GA
Chas Sandford and Nicole before the Chattahoochee Nature Center show 3/3/2013 - Roswell GA
Chukkar Farms Polo Club 3/4/2013 - Alpharetta GA. Rain did not stop 250 people from coming to the concert Sat night. Rain on a tin roof/ heaters/ tarps/ full lighting and sound/great music= a great night!!!!!
Chattahoochee Nature Center - Roswell GA 3/3/2013. Light rain/ cold chill in the air/ 250 warm people/fantastic music = charmed evening!
May 02, 2013
Gwen Sebastian set to release "Suitcase" to country radio in July!
Gwen Sebastian was a country singer on the Voice - Blake Shelton's team a couple of years ago. She has been singing with Blake for several years now on the road. Nicole was fixed up to write a song with Gwen this past November. The song they wrote that day is called "Suitcase" Gwen cut that song for her upcoming record and is going to be releasing it to country radio this summer!!! Below is the lyric video. A full blown video is being shot for CMT and GAC at this end of this month!! Congrats Gwen and Nicole!!!! Check it out and share!!!
May 01, 2013
More Than Rubies released their self titled full length album last Tuesday April 23, 2013 to rave reviews.
Several press articles have been written about the album. You can read them here.
The album has been #1 this week under the new releases Contemporary Folk Records on Amazon.com
They are going to be touring in support of this record first in Nashville TN this Thursday night May 2 for a private event at The Franklin Mercantile- Franklin TN and at the Inspire 2013 Worship Conference Friday May 3@9 am at Fellowship Bible Church- Brentwood TN.
Nicole heads down to Roswell GA this Friday night May 3rd @ the Chattahoochee Nature Center @8pm
& Saturday night Alpharetta, GA @ Chukkar Farm & Polo Club@ 8pm. Chas Sandford and James Casto will join Nicole on stage for both concerts. Tickets available at www.homebydark.com.
April 23, 2013
More Than Rubies self titled new record "More Than Rubies" comes out today April 23, 2013!
Award-Winning Solo Artists Christa Wells and Nicole Witt Team Up to Release a Full-Length Worship Album.
More Than Rubies, a collaboration between singer/songwriters Christa Wells and Nicole Witt, will release their first, full-length, self-titled album on April 23, 2013. Wells and Witt bring together a unique blend of country and folk-pop in their debut worship album.
Raleigh, North Carolina, April 23, 2013
More Than Rubies consists of Christa Wells, the 2007 GMA Songwriter of the Year for Natalie Grant’s hit, “Held,” and Nicole Witt, a seasoned songwriter whose work has appeared on albums by artists Rodney Atkins, George Strait, Point of Grace, and Lauren Alaina and who was also the recipient of the 2011 International Bluegrass Music Award for “Song of the Year” for her song “Trains I Missed.”
Wells and Witt were first partnered together in 2007 as co-writers. Two years later, they began touring together as independent artists. In 2011, they collaborated with bestselling author Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts) to host a retreat for women who desire to make art. They named the retreat “In the Image of the Maker” and were inspired to write a worship song for the event called “Image of God.”
“Image of God” was warmly received by followers of their music and Voskamp’s blog, which led the two to write more worship songs together. In 2012, Wells and Witt decided it was time to release a full-length album under a joined name – More Than Rubies – inspired by Proverbs 3:15 which declares that “wisdom is more precious than rubies.”
The resulting self-titled album, releasing on April 23, 2013, includes 11 songs written by some combination of Wells & Witt and other co-writers and “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin. The album will be available for purchase on iTunes and at www.morethanrubies.storenvy.com.
Nicole's song Brothers of the Highway is the title track for Dailey & Vincent's new record!
Nicole's song Brothers of the Highway is the title track for Dailey & Vincent's new record. Their 6th album for Rounder Records is set to be released May 7th. An article from Bluegrass Today is below:
Rounder Records has announced May 7 as the release date for Brothers Of The Highway, the 6th album from Dailey & Vincent. ”Getting back to their roots” is how Rounder describes the project in their press announcement, with a double meaning sure to thrill their bluegrass fans
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent have spent their careers performing in the bluegrass world, both before and since they came together to launch their eponymous group. Jamie helped redefine the sound of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver during his 9 years with the band, and Darrin complemented Ricky Skaggs’ vocals singing the third part in his trios for 10 years with Kentucky Thunder.
When the new band hit in 2007, they released a pair of stellar albums chock full of stylish and aggressive bluegrass. More recently, though, their records were themed a bit outside the fold with a project for Cracker Barrell that celebrated the music of The Statler Brothers, and another showing The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent. Both included a healthy share of bluegrass, but left many of their devoted, early fans hungry for more.
And here it comes. This next project marks a return to the sort of bluegrass and Gospel mix that propelled these boys to stardom in short order. Dailey was upfront about their thinking this time out.
“When it was time to record this album, Darrin and I knew exactly what we wanted it to be. We both agreed that it was time to record a straight-ahead Bluegrass record consisting of a blend of original songs and songs from the past that we absolutely love. We know where we came from, and we know where we want to go. We feel this record is in step with our musical dreams, and we are excited for people to hear it!”
And Vincent pointed to the other way this record gets back to their roots.
“We wanted to make an album about the joys of a simple way of life and tell stories through descriptive lyrics about friends, family, and love. I am so proud of this album. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you enjoy these songs as much as we enjoyed performing them for you.”
Brothers Of The Highway was recorded with the Dailey & Vincent touring group: Jeff Parker on mandolin, Jessie Baker on banjo, B.J. Cherryholmes on fiddle, and Christian Davis on bass vocals, along with Jamie on guitar and Darrin on bass. Guest performances are also included from Johnny Beller on reso-guitar, Molly Cherryholmes on fiddle, Mike Compton on mandolin, Joe Dean on banjo, Andy Leftwich on fiddle, mandolin and mandocello, Bryan Sutton on guitar, and Jimmy Fortune on vocal.
Rounder released a track list this morning as well.
Steel Drivin’ Man (Jamie Dailey)
Close By (Bill Monroe/Van Winkle)
When I Stop Dreaming (Charlie Louvin/Ira Louvin)
Back To Jackson County (Jamie Dailey)
Brothers Of The Highway (Doug Johnson/Nicole Witt/Kim Williams)
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone (Wilma Lee Cooper)
Hills Of Caroline (Vince Gill)
Big River (James Cody Shuler)
Howdy Neighbor Howdy (James C. Morris)
Won’t It Be Wonderful There (Mildred Styles Johnson)
Gainesville Presbyterian Church, PCA
16127 Lee Highway
Gainesville, VA 20155
More Than Rubies
February 16, 2013
Nicole's New Project
Nicole's new project More Than Rubies featuring Christa Wells and Nicole will be touring through NC March 15-17. Come on out!!!
February 15, 2013
Last night was an AMAZING night of music at the Basement in Nashville TN
Last night was an AMAZING night of music at the Basement in Nashville TN. Balsam Range and John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zac Brown Band) performed songs off of their new Daylight collaboration and they sang Nicole's song "Trains I Missed" that won Song of Year at the International Bluegrass Awards 2011. Mama's Blue Dress was there to be a part of the festivities.
Mama's Blue going Red for Valentine's Day and Nicole with Balsam Range
Mama's Blue going Red for Valentine's Day and Nicole with Balsam Range
Nicole Sings "Trains I Missed"
February 05, 2013
A little love for Friday night's show with Bo Bice!
for his diverse vocal abilities, the songs Bo Bice is writing these
days have put him in a new spot musically.Mama's Blue Dress is an
all-female country quartet featuring airtight harmonies and vocal
chemistry, blazing twin fiddles and a hint of soul.
to Mill Town Music Hall...where Southern Hospitality meets Soulful
Sounds. We are the Atlanta area's newest concert and entertainment venue
- located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen, Georgia. Visit our website
for upcoming concerts and tickets. 770-537-6455
January 29, 2013
Mama's Blue Dress recorded a live record at Red Clay Theater Dec 1, 2012 ~ Duluth GA.
Mama's Blue Dress fans have been amazing this year!
We are so thankful for the love
& support and are releasing a free digital record Jan 22, 2013 called Red, Live and Blue ~ Live from Red Clay Theater ~ Duluth GA. Dec 1, 2012. It will be available at www.mamasbluedress.com. WE LOVE YOU!!!
January 05, 2013
Happy New Year Everybody!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends. Nicole has been in the studio recording a new project with musical partner Christa Wells www.christawellsmusic.com. The project is called More Than Rubies. (Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention: the price of wisdom is beyond rubies. Job 28:18) (For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:15) Music is coming this spring!!!
Dates for a CD release concert in both NC and Nashville TN coming soon!! Check The Places page for updates to Nicole's tour schedule. The Places Page
Nicole's other project Mama's Blue Dress is getting ready to kick off their second season with a Live Album from The Red Clay Theater - Duluth GA. The album is called Red, Live and Blue and will be released Jan 22, 2013 as a free download to fans. www.mamasbluedress.com. Their first show of the season is scheduled at Milltown Music Hall - Breman GA on Feb 8th opening for Bo Bice. Stay tuned for Mama's new web show. Coming Soon!!