Rick Lang - Bluegrass Holiday
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“Bluegrass Holiday” – A New Single from Rick Lang,
Featuring… Morgan Easter Smith, Andy Leftwich, Scott Vestal

Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2022 – Rick Lang proudly announces a new single, “Bluegrass Holiday,” featuring stunning lead vocals by Morgan Easter Smith. Lang explains that “Bluegrass Holiday’ is a tune that can be enjoyed not only at Christmas but all winter long.” Featured musicians include Andy Leftwich on fiddle and mandolin, Scott Vestal on banjo, and the song’s producer Jared Easter on acoustic guitar, bass, and harmony vocals.

“I’m beyond excited about the release of ‘Bluegrass Holiday,’ a brand- new song I wrote with my buddy Evan Dickerson. Since my childhood days I’ve had a deep love and passion for the Christmas and Winter season. I dedicate most of December and January each winter to building my catalog of Christmas/Seasonal material which translates into scores of songs over time,” explained Lang.

Lang, a nominee for the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year award, has recorded two Christmas albums of original songs, “The Season of My Heart” in 2003 and “That’s What I Love About Christmas” in 2014. The title cut “That’s What I Love About Christmas,” co-written with Stephen Mougin, was awarded Holiday Song of The Year by the International Music & Entertainment Association in 2015.

This is the second recent single released by co-writers Rick Lang and Evan Dickerson. Last month they released the Thanksgiving-themed tune, “I Thank You Lord,” also featuring Morgan Easter Smith on lead vocals. As a gesture of giving, Lang offers a free download of “I Thank You Lord” on his website.

This exceptional new tune is available to radio programmers at AirPlay Direct, Get It Played, and by request. Music fans can stream and download “Bluegrass Holiday” at RickLangmusic.com.

Rick Lang Bio

A native of New Hampshire, Grammy nominated songwriter Rick Lang has become well known in the Bluegrass community and beyond. His songs have been covered by some of the most renowned artists in Bluegrass music, Southern Gospel and even the Jazz world. Well over 100 song cuts to
his credit, including some album title tracks, several #1s, and the number keeps growing each year. Rick has collaborated with several of the most renown songwriters in the Bluegrass and Gospel music field in recent years, some of the material will be featured
on future recording projects.

Rick has released seven studio albums of his own to date. Each have
featured all original Rick Lang compositions.

Look To The Light
On April 28th, 2010 Rick released Look To The Light, his first ever Gospel CD on Rural
Rhythm Christian (RRC). Produced by Jesse Brock and John Miller, the album featured some of Bluegrass top vocalists including Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley, Junior Sisk, Barry Scott, Jeff Parker among others. Look To The Light was nominated for a GMA (Gospel Music
Association) Dove Award, and the single Sailing On was nominated for an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Gospel Recorded Event Of The Year.


In 2012 Rick recorded and released the Christmas single "Little Did
They Know" on the Rural Rhythm Records Label....featuring Jana
Mougin on vocals.

Rick's 2nd Christmas/Seasonal album, "That's What I Love About
Christmas" was released on Oct 7, 2014 on his RLM Music label.
Unlike his previous Holiday recording, this one has a heavy jazz
influence, some of the songs having the feel of some of the classic
Christmas songs of the '30s and '40s. The title cut, written by Rick
and Stephen Mougin, was awarded 2015 Holiday Song Of The Year
by the IMEA (International Music & Entertainment Association)
at their annual awards show at the Marietta Performing Arts Center,
Marietta GA Saturday Oct 24, 2015.

Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout
A highlight of Rick’s career as a songwriter was the release of his 2nd Gospel album Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout in the fall of 2018 on the newly established Billy Blue Records label. Like all of his releases the songs on the CD are ones he either wrote or co-wrote with some of the top writers in Bluegrass. The title track was awarded 2019 IBMA Gospel Recording Of The Year and the entire album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album.