Bluegrass powerhouse Sideline has partnered with Hallels to premiere their brand new song “I’ll Live Again.” The song is taken from their new album Breaks To The Edge, a collection of songs that range from high-energy traditional Bluegrass to progressive destinations and all points in between. The album, to be released January 10, 2020, is now available for pre-order.
Banjoist and band founder Steve Diling introduces: “‘I’ll Live Again’ is a Southern Gospel staple I’ve wanted to record for some time with the band. The song features our vocal quartet, with Skip showing his amazing range on the bass vocal.”
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Reflecting the North Carolina group’s roots and experiences, the new album includes stories of traveling troubadours like that told in their radio single, “Return To Windy Mountain,” a nostalgic reminiscence of country living in “Southern Wind,” a classic bluegrass ballad of tragedy, “Down In The Willow Garden,” the reproachful Stanley Brothers favorite, “Your Selfish Heart” and more.
With a loaded national performance schedule and now their 5th studio album, Sideline continues to be a tour de force in bluegrass. Breaks To The Edge captures this power, making a statement that Sideline will continue to do what’s propelled them to this point.
Pre-orderBreaks To The Edge HERE.
Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center and they began to record and release albums in earnest. This year, Sideline won the IBMA Song Of The Year Award for their hit single, “Thunder Dan.”
To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics as well as a visceral emotion in the rendering. A band that was started as an off-season fun experiment has become a full-time dream team of players and singers.
The band, recorded or live, move dynamically from well chosen, hard-hitting neo-traditional covers of classic songs to new material curated by a band with a perfect sense of who they are and what they have to say. Combine all this with their on-stage energy and finesse as well as their powerful and affecting harmonies, and you have the embodiment of the North Carolina Bluegrass sound. Sideline has released 4 national projects and records for the highly awarded Mountain Home Music Company based near Asheville, NC.