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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:

BrothersRounder 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)
  • Back To Hancock County (Pete Goble/Leroy Drumm)
  • Where’ve You Been (Don Henry/Jon Vezner)

Should be a good’n.

July 06, 2013

Nicole was featured in the summer edition 2013 of YOUR Williamson Magazine.

YOUR Williamson

MUSIC: Nicole Witt (Summer Issue) by Andrea Davis

When discussing columns with YOUR Williamson’s “designHer”, Amy Freese, she said that I should consider a story on her dear friend Nicole Witt. She went on to describe all of Nicole’s amazing talents and that she knew we would connect. Amy was right. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Nicole during the week of the CMA Fest, and she was all that Amy said she was and more.

Nicole WittNicole is a lot like me with a list a mile long of all the things she has going on in her life, but we both agree that when we’re not busy, we don’t feel normal. Songwriting, singing and playing fiddle/violin in two bands (“Mama’s Blue Dress” and “More Than Rubies”) and being a mom are just a few things on Nicole’s list. With the support of family a friends, she keeps it all in balance, giving her the opportunity to continue to use all her many talents. Talents that she gives all the credit to God for having, as He is the number one priority in her life.

 

 

 

Nicole WittWhen Nicole and I met, it was at 12th and Porter in Nashville before a “Mama’s Blue Dress” show. I was already excited to see the group perform, but after seeing the line to get in wrapped around the corner of the building, my excitement grew. Fortunately, YOUR Arts and Culture gal doesn’t have to wait in lines, and I got to be there during sound check for a little preview. The vocals alone of these four female powerhouses will blow your socks off. Add two fiddles, a guitar, an occasional mandolin and a bass drum made out of an old suitcase, and you’ve got high-energy country/bluegrass female greatness. And the icing on the cake, literally, is a cakewalk and baked goods at every show made by a mom of one of the members. The caramel bourbon rice crispy treat at 12th and Porter might be one of the best sweet treats I have ever had. I don’t know much about her blue dress, but that mamma can cook!

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Witt and Christa WellsNicole describes her other project, “More Than Rubies”, as faith-based contemporary/folk, worship music. Together Nicole and Christa Wells make up this duo that recently had a cd release party at the Franklin Mercantile. Nicole flip flops between touring with Christa and MBD. She says both tours are important to her. MBD gets her back to her family’s bluegrass roots, while MTR fills her need to spread the Gospel.

When I asked the seven-year Brentwood resident what her favorite part of Williamson County is, Nicole replied, “The people, the schools, the teachers. I love my neighbors and my church.” I think we can all agree that Williamson County is the most perfect place to raise a family, while pursuing music. With Nicole’s beautiful family by her side, this nationally touring, award winning Nashville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is definitely the perfect example!

Check out Nicole at nicolewitt.com.

 

 

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Gwen Sebastian's Press Releases

Gwen Sebastian's Debut album and single "Suitcase" that I cowrote with her.

Gwen SabastianThere’s a saying about what happens when good things happen to good people. That could be said for Gwen Sebastian. Spend any amount of time around her and you will come away enchanted with an artist who might very well be as genuine and warm of a human being as anyone in Nashville. She’s been battling around Music City for a few years, with a few singles making a dent in the Music Row chart, but what really got her career kick-started was her stint as part of “Team Blake” on NBC’s “The Voice.”

That exposure has led Sebastian to develop her craft even more than before, and it shows on (finally!) her debut album, which proves that good things happen if you are able to stay patient. The wait has been worth it, and you can tell that immediately – the opening “I’m Not Who You Think I Am” is a stunning showcase for the singer, who gets to show a seductive side on a track where she warns her prey that she’s not what she appears. Warning aside, you are still drawn into Sebastian’s fire, and while you might smolder in the process, the gain seems to be worth the risk. That vocal firepower continues on “Annie’s New Gun” (which is featured as a solo cut and as a collaboration with Miranda Lambert), and the stunning “Bring It To Me,” where she seems to soak in every lyric – and emerge triumphant. I also love the track on the latter, with its 60s California vibe – easily mirroring the sound of early Linda Ronstadt.

Among the (many) other highlights on the disc include the radio-ready “Suitcase,” “I Ain’t The Middle Of The Road,” a cut where she gets a chance to conjure up her inner Loretta, and the dark and moody sound of “Farmageddon,” which she handles brilliantly.

Simply put, there are no clunkers on this disc, but rather many opportunities for Gwen Sebastian to show how much she has grown as a vocalist over the years – with the best example being the collective one-two punch of “February’s Fool” and the achingly beautiful “Time To Go Home,” which will leave you in tears.

Yes, good things do happen to good people, and Gwen Sebastian has earned this moment. Let’s hope she gets to bask in it for a while. She deserves it!

For more information, log on to www.GwenSebastian.com

View Source Page http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/gwen-sebastian-self-titled

"Suitcase" by Gwen Sebastian and Nicole Witt

Flying Island Entertainment’s Gwen Sebastian

 Gwen Sebastian

Flying Island Entertainment’s Gwen Sebastian has released her new single “Suitcase” from her forthcoming self-titled album. Gwen co-wrote the single with songwriter Nicole Witt. ”I wanted to release a song that had an uptempo feel to it but also had a story behind it and it’s a story of having strength and moving on,” Gwen said.

Already country radio is embracing the new single with Program Director J. R. Schumann of WWKA, Orlando saying “This is absolutely one of the best written songs I’ve ever heard in years and Gwen absolutely knocks it out of the park! This is ‘Song of the Year’ caliber!” It is also featured in iTunes “New & Noteworthy”section.

Gwen gained national attention when she appeared on the NBC-TV hit show “The Voice” and became a member of Blake Shelton’s #TeamBlake. From there Blake invited her to sing with him on the road and as they say the rest is history.

Gwen’s new album will be released on June 25 and distributed by Warner Music Nashville.

Links:

Gwen Sebastian 
More Gwen Sebastian (suitcase) Press Releases

Check it out, Gwen Sebastian Releases Her New Album Through Warner Music Nashville!

Read all about it here. http://theboot.com/gwen-sebastian-new-album/?trackback=email

More Than Rubies Press Releases

Kevin Davis of New Release Tuesday:

http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/albumdetail.php?album_id=12658

This is the first full-length album released by More Than Rubies, a collaboration between Christa Wells and Nicole Witt. From the beginning, Wells and Witt have shared a desire to make music that matters, that stretches beyond entertainment but also stretches the parameters of popular worship music. They strive to be listeners first, and then to create music that reflects the Gospel and communicates honest experience in a fresh and artful way. 

More Than Rubies [More Than Rubies] | Posted March 26, 2013
After several years of touring and writing together, Christa Wells & Nicole Witt offer their first full-length joint recording project, More Than Rubies 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.”  Since their common purpose in writing and performing is to speak truth in song, this resonated with them deeply. From the beginning, Wells and Witt have shared a desire to make music that matters, that stretches beyond entertainment but also stretches the parameters of popular worship music. They strive to be listeners first, and then to create music that reflects the Gospel and communicates honest experience in a fresh and artful way.original worship songs, all produced in the stripped down piano/violin style their live audiences love. The stirring song “Image of God” was written for a retreat Christa & Nicole hosted along with author/speaker Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts). These songs were written from a place of worship and are intended to lead listeners to that place.
 

“Image of God” opens with a stirring violin part, and is an incredibly tender worship offering to God and a beautiful song. The song has a gorgeous blend of violin, piano and Christa’s stellar vocals. I really love the chorus—"we come in pieces, we come in fragments, we come discolored to the foot of the Cross...our Maker sees us, all that we have been, bonds us together...the image of God."  The song is profound and moving. If you like prayerful songs that bring you to the Throne Room in worship like “Blessings” by Laura Story and “Your Great Name” by Natalie Grant, then don’t miss out on this incredible song for the Church. Nicole sings lead on the next song “Set Free.” The song is upbeat with a hooky hand-clap melody and features the celebratory lyrics—“we’re set free, free, the ‘let my people go kinda set free,’ set free, free, by the Love that came and died and rose again so we can be set free…let them see we have been set free!”

I find myself raising my hands in worship after those opening tracks, and then I’m compelled to reach out horizontally to help show others the love of Jesus. “Dawn of Grace,” “Lay Us Low” and “Pray” are also incredible worship songs. “Dawn of Grace” features Christa’s piano-based prayerful confession where she proclaims“and once I looked on Jesus’ face, it was the dawn of grace.” Nicole weighs in with the second verse and it is a truly moving song that ends with Nicole’s beautiful violin playing. “Father we confess, oh we confess, we have loved You less than ourselves” is the opening line of “Lay Us Low” which is the type of “gourmet” humble offering of praise I’ve longed to sing to God. Settle in and really allow yourself to experience these songs. I get completely overwhelmed in the emotion of this song. When Nicole and Christa together profoundly proclaim “So take us down and lay us low, leave ashes in place of gold, Life Giver, Sustainer, let nothing remain of our pride, from Your mountain on high, lay us low” I well up and the tears start streaming down my face. This song has become my personal anthem as I consistently pray for God to remove all trace of pride before Him. As if those songs weren’t incredible enough, Christa stops me in my tracks with the compelling song “Pray” which is an amazing re-write of The Lord’s Prayer. All believers looking for the words to pray to their Heavenly Father can tenderly and sincerely sing along with Christa and Nicole, “teach us to pray.” Amen. They perform on each other’s songs, Christa primarily on piano and vocals and Nicole on fiddle and vocals.  The distinction between Christa’s folky-piano-pop and Nicole’s country-bluegrass style gives their collaborative work a uniquely textured sound for the simple instrumentation.

“Visible Invisible” challenges listeners that if we as a Church body can rally around the idea that we are admittedly and without shame in need of a Savior, we can trust wholly in Jesus to make us whole. Then we can impact the world as a body of believers. It's our humility in Christ that can speak loudly in this broken world. As the song boldly proclaims, “We are the visible invisible, we are the flesh and bone, Of Your redeeming love, we are, we are Your kingdom unshakeable, Jesus Christ alive in us, the visible invisible.” Amen to that! “Live And Breathe”and “Shepherd God” are encouraging anthems of hope and healing that listeners can cling to in their own trying times. Don’t miss the beautiful harmony in the bridge of the gorgeous song “Even Though” where these anointed women sing in faith:“His grace is like an ocean / His gifts are overflowing / He will care for those who know Him / His promises are certain / we will not walk alone.” I know that many of us struggle with the idea that our past and present mistakes are unforgivable, yet the Bible tells us that isn’t true. Read the great translation in The Message of Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus tells us: “Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest.” What an amazing comfort to know that when we struggle with our pain, pride and unloving natures, we can all lay it at the feet of Jesus. A great cover of Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” and the upbeat “Coming To The Light” close out this powerful worship album.

CLOSING THOUGHTS
Singer/Songwriter Christa Wells is best known for writing Natalie Grant's hit single"Held," but her albums leave you breathless. More Than Rubies is a profound listening experience. Nicole’s violin and voice blend seamlessly with Christa’s piano and voice, which is soothing like Sarah McLachlan, Brooke Fraser and Sara Groves. “Image of God” is one of my favorite worship songs. You can’t help but want to reach out and be the Kingdom of God on earth as beautifully expressed in the song. This album grabs me with every song. Truly, every song is amazing, especially “Lay Us Low,”  “Visible Invisible” and “Even Though.” Christa has always had a knack for hitting me where I am spiritually and expressing the prayerful yearnings of my heart. This album is no exception as I get welled up praying along with several of the songs and most of all, I am stirred with compassion to love people as Jesus loves us. That’s the heart behind this album, and thank you Christa and Nicole for blessing us with your music and for singing the Truth of the Gospel for the Kingdom of God. This album soothes, moves and challenges listeners. More Than Rubies by Christa Wells & Nicole Witt is an excellent set of songs that focus on the central themes of asking God to inhabit our inner being and truly allow the power of the Holy Spirit to sanctify us along with relying solely on the love of Jesus to truly mold our hearts and make us more like Him.  This album is what Christian music is all about—Jesus.

Original Source

 

Don McAllister's interview @ Bible Doing. Take a moment and check out www.bibledoing.com.

Don McAllister's interview @ Bible Doing. Take a moment and check out www.bibledoing.com.

http://bibledoing.com/nicole-witt-podcast/

 

http://sjongetjes.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/more-than-rubies/

 

Listen to my good friend Christa Wells talk about the new More Than Rubies project with Jay Friesen & Brian Mattson

Listen to my good friend Christa Wells talk about the new More Than Rubies project with Jay Friesen & Brian Mattson at Dead Reckoning Radio. Check them out (and their videos at Dead Reckoning TV, too!)

http://drbrianmattson.com/radio/2013/4/26/dead-reckoning-radio-episode-3

 

More Than Rubies Reviewed by the Examiner

I am reviewing the album “More Than Rubies” from the band of the same name… it’s available on April 23, 2013. The band consists of two Christian songwriters, Christa Wells and Nicole Witt.

You can connect with these artists on Facebook or YouTube.

The album will be available on April 23, 2013 at this site: http://morethanrubies.storenvy.com

Christa Wells is the songwriter behind the hit song “Held” by Natalie Grant. She formed a partnership with Nicole Witt in 2007, when they were assigned to be “co-writers for a day.” Ever since then they’ve been doing music together, “More Than Rubies” will be the first full length album by the duo.

The first track of this album, “Image of God” is just beautiful! That might sound cliché, but there’s no other word for it. These two just work so well together, there’s no wonder they decided to stick together. “Image of God” has beautiful lyrics with a nice relaxing and pretty instrumental. Not to mention the lovely harmonies.

The next track is “Set Free” has a little bit of a country feel to it, vocally that is. It’s catchy and has beautiful vocal work, just like the first track. The lyrics are very nice and I love the arrangement.

Track three, “Dawn of Grace” is absolutely lovely! This track is just very special; I wouldn’t be surprised to hear this being sang by church choirs everywhere.

Now, that I’ve discussed the first three songs… I think instead of talking about every track, I’ll discuss the album as a whole. That way, I won’t give away too much. This is an album you’re going to want to own, it’s a beautiful praise and worship album. You just don’t hear praise as beautiful as this in modern Christian music.

There’s something about the arrangement of the entire album, it’s like angels are singing and playing instruments. I feel like I’m not doing this review, justice and I feel honored to be reviewing this before it’s release date.

If you want music that just puts your spirit at peace, you have to hear this album. This is one of the best debut praise and worship albums I’ve ever heard… well, it’s one of the best praise and worship albums I’ve heard, period. The songwriting is well above anything you’re going to hear in most praise and worship albums, the harmonies are angelic… and the arrangements will put your soul at peace. I cannot say enough good things about this album. I can’t even pick a favorite track from this, but if you insist… I’ll go with “Pray.” Pray is a prayer to God to teach us how to pray.

I have no doubt that Christa Wells and Nicole Witt, AKA “More Than Rubies” are going to bring God so much glory! You’re going to love this album, and I for one can’t wait to hear what’s next for these two. They have this kind of what I would call "pure beauty" to their sound. They harmonize so well and it really is angelic. There's no other word for it. This is how Christian music should sound!

Track 10, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” is a cover… but the original singer of this tune better watch out, because these two really blessed the Lord and me! You might think I’m “blowing hot air,” but trust me… I have no reason to blow hot air. If I didn’t believe what I’m saying, I wouldn’t say it. I have nothing to gain. This album from track one to track eleven is quality!

I hope that you all will support this album and buy it, because I’m really sick of where Christian music is headed and this album is everything that it should be! I have no complaints, these two were meant to work together and this album will leave you wanting more!

Rating 5/5!

Original Source

 

The Christian Music Junkie review of More Than Rubies

http://thechristianmusicjunkie.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-than-rubies-self-titled-album.html?m=1

 
Kevin Davis of New Release Tuesday reviewed the new record. Please read below:

MTR

"More Than Rubies"by More Than Rubies

4 out of 5 stars
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More Than Rubies [More Than Rubies] | Posted March 26, 2013 Staff Reviewer

After several years of touring and writing together, Christa Wells & Nicole Witt offer their first full-length joint recording project, More Than RubiesWells 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.”  Since their common purpose in writing and performing is to speak truth in song, this resonated with them deeply. From the beginning, Wells and Witt have shared a desire to make music that matters, that stretches beyond entertainment but also stretches the parameters of popular worship music. They strive to be listeners first, and then to create music that reflects the Gospel and communicates honest experience in a fresh and artful way.original worship songs, all produced in the stripped down piano/violin style their live audiences love. The stirring song “Image of God” was written for a retreat Christa & Nicole hosted along with author/speaker Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts). These songs were written from a place of worship and are intended to lead listeners to that place.

“Image of God” opens with a stirring violin part, and is an incredibly tender worship offering to God and a beautiful song. The song has a gorgeous blend of violin, piano and Christa’s stellar vocals. I really love the chorus—"we come in pieces, we come in fragments, we come discolored to the foot of the Cross...our Maker sees us, all that we have been, bonds us together...the image of God."  The song is profound and moving. If you like prayerful songs that bring you to the Throne Room in worship like “Blessings” by Laura Story and “Your Great Name” by Natalie Grant, then don’t miss out on this incredible song for the Church. Nicole sings lead on the next song “Set Free.” The song is upbeat with a hooky hand-clap melody and features the celebratory lyrics—“we’re set free, free, the ‘let my people go kinda set free,’ set free, free, by the Love that came and died and rose again so we can be set free…let them see we have been set free!”

I find myself raising my hands in worship after those opening tracks, and then I’m compelled to reach out horizontally to help show others the love of Jesus. “Dawn of Grace,” “Lay Us Low” and “Pray” are also incredible worship songs. “Dawn of Grace” features Christa’s piano-based prayerful confession where she proclaims “and once I looked on Jesus’ face, it was the dawn of grace.” Nicole weighs in with the second verse and it is a truly moving song that ends with Nicole’s beautiful violin playing. “Father we confess, oh we confess, we have loved You less than ourselves” is the opening line of “Lay Us Low” which is the type of “gourmet” humble offering of praise I’ve longed to sing to God. Settle in and really allow yourself to experience these songs. I get completely overwhelmed in the emotion of this song. When Nicole and Christa together profoundly proclaim “So take us down and lay us low, leave ashes in place of gold, Life Giver, Sustainer, let nothing remain of our pride, from Your mountain on high, lay us low” I well up and the tears start streaming down my face. This song has become my personal anthem as I consistently pray for God to remove all trace of pride before Him. As if those songs weren’t incredible enough, Christa stops me in my tracks with the compelling song “Pray” which is an amazing re-write of The Lord’s Prayer. All believers looking for the words to pray to their Heavenly Father can tenderly and sincerely sing along with Christa and Nicole, “teach us to pray.” Amen. They perform on each other’s songs, Christa primarily on piano and vocals and Nicole on fiddle and vocals.  The distinction between Christa’s folky-piano-pop and Nicole’s country-bluegrass style gives their collaborative work a uniquely textured sound for the simple instrumentation.

“Visible Invisible” challenges listeners that if we as a Church body can rally around the idea that we are admittedly and without shame in need of a Savior, we can trust wholly in Jesus to make us whole. Then we can impact the world as a body of believers. It's our humility in Christ that can speak loudly in this broken world. As the song boldly proclaims, “We are the visible invisible, we are the flesh and bone, Of Your redeeming love, we are, we are Your kingdom unshakeable, Jesus Christ alive in us, the visible invisible.” Amen to that! “Live And Breathe” and “Shepherd God” are encouraging anthems of hope and healing that listeners can cling to in their own trying times. Don’t miss the beautiful harmony in the bridge of the gorgeous song “Even Though” where these anointed women sing in faith: “His grace is like an ocean / His gifts are overflowing / He will care for those who know Him /His promises are certain / we will not walk alone.” I know that many of us struggle with the idea that our past and present mistakes are unforgivable, yet the Bible tells us that isn’t true. Read the great translation in The Message of Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus tells us: “Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest.” What an amazing comfort to know that when we struggle with our pain, pride and unloving natures, we can all lay it at the feet of Jesus. A great cover of Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” and the upbeat “Coming To The Light” close out this powerful worship album.

CLOSING THOUGHTS
Singer/Songwriter Christa Wells is best known for writing Natalie Grant's hit single "Held," but her albums leave you breathless.More Than Rubies is a profound listening experience. Nicole’s violin and voice blend seamlessly with Christa’s piano and voice, which is soothing like Sarah McLachlan, Brooke Fraser and Sara Groves. “Image of God” is one of my favorite worship songs. You can’t help but want to reach out and be the Kingdom of God on earth as beautifully expressed in the song. This album grabs me with every song. Truly, every song is amazing, especially “Lay Us Low,”  “Visible Invisible” and “Even Though.”Christa has always had a knack for hitting me where I am spiritually and expressing the prayerful yearnings of my heart. This album is no exception as I get welled up praying along with several of the songs and most of all, I am stirred with compassion to love people as Jesus loves us. That’s the heart behind this album, and thank you Christa and Nicole for blessing us with your music and for singing the Truth of the Gospel for the Kingdom of God. This album soothes, moves and challenges listeners. More Than Rubies by Christa Wells & Nicole Witt is an excellent set of songs that focus on the central themes of asking God to inhabit our inner being and truly allow the power of the Holy Spirit to sanctify us along with relying solely on the love of Jesus to truly mold our hearts and make us more like Him.  This album is what Christian music is all about—Jesus. 

Mama's Blue Dress' Press Releases

Mama's Blue Dress gets mentioned at CMT. com. Check it out!!!

CMT.com mentions our mainstage performance at Country Throwdown Tour in Nashville. Hey, we're "likeable": http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1689280/gary-allan-graces-nashville-with-songs-about-rain.jhtml

CMT : News : Gary Allan Graces Nashville With "Songs About Rain" www.cmt.com Visit CMT.com for all that is Country Music; Artists, Photos, Videos, Lyrics, Shows, Online Radio and More. Get the latest Country Music News and Videos on your favorite Artists. Get CMT's television schedule and watch your favorite TV shows.

 

Mama's Blue Dress gets some love from Amercian Songwriter Magazine...

Mama's Blue Dress

ARTIST: Mama’s Blue Dress

SONG: “Blue Nation”

BIRTHDATE: December 17, 2011

BIRTHPLACE: Nicole’s music room, Nashville

AMBITIONS: Sing our four-part harmonies in an arena, and own a distillery – Mama’s Blue Bourbon anyone?

TURN-OFFS: Valet parking, the sound of nails being filed, fat-free food, and mean people.

TURN-ONS: Wine, good humor, and playing the Country Throwdown Tour.

DREAM GIG: The Opry, The Ryman and Austin City Limits – and would Ellen like a house band?

WORST JOB WE’VE EVER HAD: Bethany and Nicole have both been strolling fiddlers at wedding receptions. Only good part? The free cake.

ULTIMATE VACATION: European tour!

TV ADDICTIONS: “Dancing with the Stars”, “Family Guy”, old movies, and The Weather Channel.

5 PEOPLE WE’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Sarah Silverman, Kenny Powers, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Jesus – can they all come the same night?

WE NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: cell phones, lip gloss, and clean underwear.

WE WROTE THIS SONG: about how much fun it is playing and singing together in this band.

Stream “Blue Nation” and more music from Mama’s Blue Dress at American Songspace. Then come see them perform live at the Country Throwdown Tour in Nashville, TN on July 8th.

 

CMA review from Rock On Together!

If you haven’t heard Mama’s Blue Dress yet, why in the heck not?! This is a band of four multi-talented women. They write, sing and play on every tune. Some of them play multiple instruments and the harmonies sound like they’ve been singing together for years…instead of only six months. The sound is fresh, fun and folky. They are the Dixie Chicks with a side of Alison Krauss. These women can take a cover and make it their own and then switch to a bluegrass/rap song that just works. Listen to the music. You would be doing your ears a huge favor. Check out “Mama’s Blue Dress,” “All Through The Night” and “Blue Nation.”

http://www.rockontogether.com/blog/2012/06/20/music-review-cma-fan-fest-2012-the-80s-and-carpe-diem/

Also check out this reveiw from Rock on Together: http://www.rockontogether.com/blog/test/

Mama's Blue Dress

 

Samantha Stephens, CMT Radio

"A hillbilly Wilson Phillips. Absolutely amazing."

 

Mike Grimey, Grimey's New and Preloved Music

"Nashville's answer to The Bangles."

 

American Songwriter Magazine

"A Trishas-like foursome of identically dressed young ladies delivering lovely harmonies." and ""One of the most memorable performances. It felt like a band of sisters recounting stories."

 

Link to Rock on Together's Review
http://www.rockontogether.com/blog/2012/04/14/music-review-dr-seuss-tin-pan-south-and-inspiration/

04/26/2012 Press Release
http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/mamas-blue-dress/Event?oid=2850294

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