Gary Brewer & KY Ramblers- 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Goin' Up Shell Creek (2:43)
  • Johnson City Blues (2:46)
  • Daddy and the Old Oak Tree (4:00)
  • The Rain is Coming Down (2:45)
  • Blues Down in Kentucky (2:22) (Featured Track)
  • I Don't Know What's Become of Me (3:48)
  • Down Home Memories (3:11)
  • Home Ain't the Way it Used to Be (4:34)
  • Girl From the Mountain (2:17)
  • Money to Ride the Train (2:28)
  • Love in the Mountains (2:41)
  • I Can't Run Off With You Darling (2:14)
  • Big Train (2:12)
  • Sally-O (2:26)
  • Goin' Up Shell Creek (2:43)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:43) [6.22 MB]
  • Johnson City Blues (2:46)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:46) [6.34 MB]
  • Daddy and the Old Oak Tree (4:00)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:00) [9.15 MB]
  • The Rain is Coming Down (2:45)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:45) [6.31 MB]
  • Blues Down in Kentucky (2:22) (Featured Track)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:22) [5.43 MB]
  • I Don't Know What's Become of Me (3:48)
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (03:48) [8.69 MB]
  • Down Home Memories (3:11)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:11) [7.27 MB]
  • Home Ain't the Way it Used to Be (4:34)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:34) [10.46 MB]
  • Girl From the Mountain (2:17)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:17) [5.22 MB]
  • Money to Ride the Train (2:28)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:28) [5.65 MB]
  • Love in the Mountains (2:41)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:41) [6.16 MB]
  • I Can't Run Off With You Darling (2:14)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:14) [5.12 MB]
  • Big Train (2:12)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:12) [5.03 MB]
  • Sally-O (2:26)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:27) [5.59 MB]
Biography
Contact Information
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Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers

40th Anniversary Celebration



"Wow! It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since I started the band. Most kids my age were just happy playing ball or riding their bike. I had a different plan. I wanted to make a living as a musician and do my own thing. Not be a regular sideman jumping around, but be “The Man”. I didn't care then (and don’t now) to be the biggest star. I’ve always just wanted to make a good, clean living. With God’s help,
all these years later, millions of miles, 50 recordings, and drive/support from my family, I sit here today in my office at Brewgrass Entertainment, simply amazed and grateful for all of it; The ups and downs, the slow and fast times, all my fellow artists and friends along the way. It's very humbling to have just survived the music business and stayed in the running this many years. I am and have been very blessed my entire life. Today, I'm so very proud to have my Father and both my sons all touring together. Wayne and Mason both have really become excellent musicians and singers. They have been in the music business all of their life and can play any instrument. I know that my music and The Brewer Tradition will be in good hands for the future. ” -Gary Brewer


Release Date: May 29, 2020


THE BAND
Gary Brewer- Guitar & Lead Vocals
Finley J. Brewer- Bass Vocals (Track 14)
Gary “Wayne” Brewer Jr.- Fiddle (Track 6), Upright Bass,
& Tenor Vocals
Mason Brewer- Mandolin & Baritone Vocals
Ron Stewart- Banjo & Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury- Mandolin & Tenor Vocals (Track 1)
Rob McCoury- Banjo (Track 1)
Jason Carter- Fiddle & Baritone Vocals (Track 1)
Dale Ann Bradley- Lead & Harmony Vocals (Track 3)
Russell Moore- Harmony Vocals (Track 4)
Sam Bush- Mandolin (Track 5)
Ashton Shepherd- Lead & Harmony Vocals (Track 6 & 11)
T. Graham Brown- Lead & Harmony Vocals (Track 10)
Doug Phelps- Lead Vocals (Track 13)

Recorded at: TNT Productions, INC. (Louisville, KY - 2019)
Tracking Engineers: Donnie Bott, Steve Wilson
Pre-mixed by: Gary, Wayne, & Mason Brewer, and Vince Emmett
Final Mix: David Hall (Nashville, TN)
Mastering: Brad Bass (Nashville, TN)
Executive Producer: Vince Emmett (Melody Hill Farm Studio)
Co-producers: Gary Brewer, Wayne Brewer


1. GOIN' UP SHELL CREEK - (2:43) (ft. The Travelin' McCourys)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this tune about the holler my dad was raised in. A place I have gathered a lot of inspiration from for my original songs. I chose The Travelin' McCourys for this tune because I felt it really fit their family tradition and style.


2. JOHNSON CITY BLUES - (2:46)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

This is a tune I wrote about a part of the country where I've spent a lot of time and love dearly. This song had great chart action when it was released; due to that, it has become a signature song for me.


3. DADDY AND THE OLD OAK TREE - (3:59) (ft. Dale Ann Bradley)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

This is a song I wrote about my Daddy. He has always been my hero, my rock, my best friend, and my biggest influence in life. What a blessed life I have. I chose Dale Ann Bradley for this tune for a number of reasons: her relationship with her Daddy, she's a Kentucky gal and her angelical voice!
Ladies and Gentlemen...Dale Ann Bradley! Need I say more?


4. THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN - (2:45) (ft. Russell Moore)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

The inspiration to write this tune came one stormy morning while lying in bed looking out my window. I chose Russell Moore for this one. Our Southern connection with rain made this the perfect choice.


5. BLUES DOWN IN KENTUCKY - (2:22) (ft. Sam Bush)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

This is a bouncy, driving tune that I wrote about Kentucky and the blues of everyday life. My dad helped me write this tune. Sam Bush was the only choice for this one, as we both share our
Kentucky heritage and history in song.


6. I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S BECOME OF ME - (3:47) (ft. Ashton Shepherd)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

This is a tune I wrote that has that pure Country flavor. I chose Ashton Shepherd for this one. In my opinion, if you “Look it up”, she is Country flavor in my dictionary.


7. DOWN HOME MEMORIES - (3:10)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this tune while reminiscing about memories of visiting Papaw Brewer's. It was the title cut of my first album on Copper Creek Records, a division of Rebel Records in Roanoke, Virginia.


8. HOME AIN'T THE WAY IT USED TO BE - (4:34) (ft. Ralph Stanley II)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this song about my Dad's life growing up in the hills of
Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Everything in this song was passed along to me by my Dad. I chose Ralph Stanley II to help out on this one. Me and Ralph ii have a great deal in common, as we both have been heavily influenced by our Dads. This song shares so many of those views; the family tradition and connection of what ‘home’ means to us.


9. GIRL FROM THE MOUNTAIN - (2:16)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this song many years ago. I have always considered it an answer to "What is BREWGRASS?"


10. MONEY TO RIDE THE TRAIN - (2:42) (ft. T. Graham Brown)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this song about a popular saying that my dad has used for years: “talk comes cheap, but it takes money to ride the train!” I chose Country music Soul singer, T. Graham Brown for this one. T is a true Country music legend. From his voice to his professional courtesy..what a fine example of a Country music Christian.


11. LOVE IN THE MOUNTAINS - (2:41) (ft. Ashton Shepherd)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

One of my early original songs. I wrote this simply about how I feel when I'm in the mountains of home and why I'll never live in the big city lights. I chose Ashton Shepherd for this song. We have a lot in common. We both love God and the simple country life. We put our families first (before our careers), write our own material, and enjoy eating good country cooking! Man, “Sounds So Good”!


12. I CAN'T RUN OFF WITH YOU DARLING - (2:14)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

This song was one of the first couple songs I ever wrote. I feature it on nearly every show still today.


13. BIG TRAIN - (2:11) (ft. Doug Phelps of the Kentucky Headhunters)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

One of the first tunes I ever wrote. This was featured on the first album I recorded. I pulled Doug Phelps in from the Kentucky Headhunters for this one. He nailed it!


14. SALLY-O - (2:26)

Songwriter: Gary Brewer
Publishing/PRO: BMI

I wrote this tune while reminiscing about my visits to Papaw Brewer's and the farm work and chores I learned there. One of the chores was milking so I sat down with my guitar and a pencil and wrote this piece about Sally-O, the milk cow. Due to early radio success, this is one of the songs that was responsible for my first Guest Star Appearance on The Grand Ole' Opry.




Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers
Biography


Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers (GBKR), a family band that goes back 6 generations into their musical roots, has performed in all 50 US states, Canada, and Europe extensively since being formed in 1980. Today, 3 generations of Brewers, (Gary, his dad, and two sons) along with a banjo player, take the stage performing Bluegrass originals, Country music classics, foot-stomping Old-time Mountain Music, and good ole Gospel hymns; offering a little something for everybody. Gary has stamped their style of music as “Brewgrass”.
During his music career, Gary Brewer has recorded for multiple major record labels including Copper Creek releasing 29 studio albums and a double live album (recorded on one of his European tours). Now, he has launched his own label, SGM Records (Stretch Grass Music). He has released an additional 20 albums on his label. Among the SGM releases is “Kentucky Headlines and Heartbreak” including 3 tracks. One of the tracks titled “The Death of Floyd Collins” was the soundtrack for “The Floyd Collins Story” movie (released on Peridot Pictures). GBKR’s most recent release, “Vintage Country Revival” brought great success charting at #1 on the Global Country Radio Charts and receiving 2 nominations in the 61st Grammy Awards (for Best Americana Album & Best American-Roots performance).
The entire Brewer clan has come by their musical talents honestly. They have true respect for their roots that reach back to the 1920s including third-generation Brewer, Finley J. “Pap” Brewer Sr., performing with the Original Carter family. Because of such a great love for music being passed down for generations, Gary is a strong traditionalist. He has toured alongside many Bluegrass music legends throughout his career. He esteems being the last person to have commercially recorded with the late and great Bill Monroe on his “Guitar” CD one of his highest accomplishments (later resulting in Gary becoming a Guitar Player of the Year finalist at the IBMAs). Also, included in his 50 recordings is an All-star tribute album to the King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin, released before he passed. He named it “Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner”. The title track “Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner” went on to also be released on Jimmy Martin’s CD “Songs of a Freeborn Man” on CMH Records, and was included on the DVD “The Life & Times of Jimmy Martin” (released on Straight Six Films).

“This boy right here is 100% Bluegrass! He comes from good stock.”
-Bill Monroe (The Father of Bluegrass)
“Gary is a great guitar picker and has a great voice. Him and his dad have the best show on the circuit!”
-Jimmy Martin (The King of Bluegrass)

Though he is a Bluegrass music veteran, Gary is the type that isn’t afraid to branch out to other genres. Gary has had chart-topping songs/CDs in Bluegrass as well as Americana, Old-time, Country, Gospel, and even Rock! Gary has been accredited as one of the only Bluegrass performers to record and have international radio chart success with Rock classic covers of Elvis, CCR, and Kansas.
In addition to touring internationally, GBKR produces multiple events and concert series. They currently run a 6-month artist residency at their own live music venue (located inside KY’s largest outlet mall - The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Simpsonville, KY), Brewgrass Entertainment. From November 2019-April 2020, each show features special guest acts, along with a performance from Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers. Brewgrass Entertainment doubles as the kick-off of their 40th Anniversary Celebration tour. Before opening their own venue, GBKR hosted five seasons of their Winter concert series “Friday Night Bluegrass” (in Shepherdsville, KY). After their artist residency, the guys will host their bi-annual community music festival “Shin-dig in the Park” (Shepherdsville, KY). Gary and his boys are keeping Bluegrass music alive in the Bluegrass state.
Celebrating 40 years in the music business in 2020, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers are touring all over the US, throughout Mexico, Europe, and the UK. As part of the celebration, GBKR is releasing a collaboration CD featuring some of today’s legends (Russell Moore, Ralph Stanley II, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sam Bush, Dale Ann Bradley, Doug Phelps (The Kentucky Headhunters), T. Graham Brown, and Ashton Shepherd). The CD features 14 of Gary’s greatest hits (original Bluegrass tunes).

“It is such a blessing to have my Dad and Boys out here carrying on the Brewer Legacy and Tradition in Music. To step on stage show after show with Three Generations of Brewers is just AWESOME!”
-Gary Brewer (The Voice of Tradition)
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  • Members:
    Gary Brewer, Wayne Brewer, Mason Brewer, Finley J. Brewer, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, Jason Carter, Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley, Doug Phelps (The Kentucky Headhunters), T. Graham Brown, Ashton Shepherd, Ralph Stanley II
  • Sounds Like:
    Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Larry Sparks, Hank Williams Sr.
  • Influences:
    Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Mel Street, Johnny and Jack, George Jones, Carter Family, Hank Williams Sr, Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Flatt and Scruggs
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