NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2016) - It's been nearly 25 years since country legend John Anderson released his smash hit, "Seminole Wind," and he is back with a new reinvigorated version. The song was recently re-recorded, this time bluegrass style, along with award-winning genre favorites, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. The dynamic pairing released the video exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. Fans can watch it HERE.
"It's everyone's dream to meet their favorite country music artist, but when you are an artist yourself, why not dream to record with them someday? That's exactly what happened to me!" Lorraine Jordan said. "John did a great job on it and I believe the bluegrass fans will welcome John and this classic song to bluegrass!"
"Seminole Wind" is featured on a new re-issued version of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's critically acclaimed project, Country Grass, which was released via Pinecastle Records. The song will serve as the latest single released to bluegrass radio stations, and is also available onAirplayDirect. Other guest artists appearing on Country Grass include Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Eddy Raven, Marty Raybon, Ronnie Reno, Tim Cifers and Jesse Keith Whitley, in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.
Lorraine Jordan will also appear on an upcoming all-new episode of the hit RFD-TV program, "The Joey Canyon Show," alongside country singer Eddy Raven, airing tonight at 10 pm Eastern / 9pm Central. The pair will perform their Country Grass single, "I Got Mexico," along with a lot of other surprises, including an appearance by 16-year old banjo extraordinaire Garrett Newton. Enter your zip code here to find where you can watch the show in your area.
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road On Tour:
Aug. 26-27 Pine River, Minn. - The Lakes Festival
Sept. 16-17 Conway, Mo. - Annual Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 25 Raleigh, N.C. - Live & Local: Bluegrass 2016
Sept. 27 - Sept. 30 - Raleigh, N.C. - IBMA
Oct. 28 Anderson, S.C. - Boograss Bash
Oct. 29 York, Pa. - Seven Mountains BG Association
Nov. 10-11 Mountain View, Ark. - Mountain View Bluegrass Association Inc.
Nov. 19 Garner, N.C. - Garner Memorial Auditorium with Eddy Raven
Nov. 25 Myrtle Beach, S.C. - South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Dec. 07-10 Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Christmas in the Smokies
Dec. 31 Jekyll Island, Ga. - Jekyll Island Convention Center
About Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road:
Hard work has paid off for this award winning bluegrass band. Having a dynamic show has earned them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and hosts a national bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies. They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road's performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!
Lorraine likes to think of the band as a family, and her band members have longevity in the band. Ben Greene (banjo/vocals) "2015 Banjo Player of the Year" has been with Carolina Road for 11 years. Josh Goforth (fiddle/guitar/vocals), has also been with them for 11 years, and is a Master Fiddle Player Extraordinaire! He was a 2009 Grammy award finalist for the CD "Cuttin Loose". Tommy Long (guitar/lead vocals) has been with the band for 4 years. His outstanding lead vocals and driving rhythm guitar playing helps propel the band. Also touring with the band is much sought after bass player, Jason Moore.
About John Anderson:
Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson resisted the call of rock 'n roll, electing rather to pursue his country music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in and changes music history, songs like Porter Waggoner's "Green, Green Grass of Home."
Anderson moved to Nashville in 1972, working construction by day (including as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House) and playing the honky-tonks at night. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, and notching his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Jo Shaver's "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)." Other hits, including the classic "Wild and Blue" in 1982, solidified his status as a powerful new voice in country music. "Swingin'," written by Anderson and Lionel Delmore, blew the roof off a year later, exploding to No.1 on the Billboard Country chart, propelling Anderson to the CMA Horizon Award, and becoming one of the most enduring hits in the country canon.
Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music (and the country music business) throughout the '80s, and in the early 1990s engineered one of the greatest "comeback" runs (he never really left) in the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, released on BNA, produced hit singles in "Straight Tequila Night," "When It Comes To You," "Money in the Bank," and the stirring title cut. The latter would have never been released had Anderson not stuck to his guns, a familiar refrain throughout his career as the artist has wound his way through virtually all of Nashville's major labels.