Larry Cordle
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The much-anticipated new recording from award-winning songwriter and artist Larry Cordle is set to be released on March 15, 2011. Entitled Pud Marcum's Hangin', the self-produced project is the first to be released on Cordle's own label, MightyCord Records.

Pud Marcum's Hangin' strays a bit from Cordle's standard bluegrass format in that these arrangements tend to be simpler, more stripped down. A couple of tracks incorporate drums and steel, and even Buck White's piano is included on one. The result is a CD that masterfully maintains one foot in the bluegrass field while simultaneously straddling the fences of Americana and country. With that in mind, three singles will be released to radio via Airplay Direct this Friday, February 11th, and suggested for each of the aforementioned markets, though any station may download what they please. For country fans, Cordle offers his own expressive version of a song first recorded by country star Trace Adkins in 2008, "Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink." The lighthearted "Uncle Bob Got Religion," with its culminating Pentecostal breakdown chorus, leans toward a more rootsy edge definitive of the Americana crowd. Last is the title track, which vividly recounts a true story and features bluegrass icon Del McCoury's unmistakable tenor.

"This is a collection of songs that has taken me 25 years to compile," Cordle explains. The creator behind such legendary hits as "Highway 40 Blues" and "Murder on Music Row" goes on to clarify, "All are new in that I have never recorded any of them before, and, while some have been written since my last disc, some are just things that I never got around to recording."

In addition to McCoury, several other special guests are heard throughout the 13 songs. A few include frequent co-writers and fellow hitmakers, Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley, yet another hit songwriter and acclaimed bluegrass artist in his own right, Ronnie Bowman, Richard Sterban, of the Oak Ridge Boys, and renowned musician, artist and producer, Randy Kohrs, who recorded a large portion of the project at his own Slack Key Studio, and mixed it, as well.

"I co-wrote all the compositions on this project, something I have not done since 1992," Cordle says. "They are, by and large, Appalachian stories, some funny, some tragic, some fact, some fiction, and all from the heart of my talented co-writers and me. I hope everyone finds something here that they can relate to and enjoy."

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