Darin & Brooke Aldridge: Press Releases
Arden, NC (December 2, 2016) – Mountain Home Music Company announces new music from acclaimed husband/wife Bluegrass duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge. FASTER AND FARTHER, their sixth CD for the label, is due in stores on February 10. The first single is now available on iTunes with your pre-order purchase. Fans can enjoy a “sneak peek” studio video below.
Darin and Brooke continue their musical journey as they drive forward with this ground-breaking new collection. “Kingdom Come,” the lead-off track, sets an edgier tone for the album and declares the band’s musical mission. This gas-up-and-go song is powered by Brooke’s turbo-charged vocal and launched by the guitar work of the song’s writer and one of the album’s iconic special guests, Pat Flynn.
While not a thematic album, FASTER AND FARTHER uses natural landmarks as metaphors for the heart and presents an inspiring project from masters of the genre. “Mountains Of Mississippi” spotlights the undeniable power of Brooke’s vocal command complimented by guest vocalist and Country Music Hall of Famer, Vince Gill. “This River” is an impressionistic spiritual ballad with Darin on lead vocal. “Cumberland Plateau,” written by John Cowan and Darrell Scott, syncs three-part harmony into a longing for heart and home. Cowan brings his bass groove and trademark vocal to several cuts, including “Lila” from his days with New Grass Revival. “Fit For A King” is one of several Gospel music inclusions that are an important part of the band’s heart.
- Kingdom Come (P. Flynn)
- Fit For A King (C. Jackson, J. Rushing)
- Highway Of Heartache (C. Jackson, J. Rushing)
- This River (J. Cowan, D. Lowery)
- Someday Soon (I. Tyson)
- Mountains In Mississippi (L. Shaffer, D. Duff, J. Fleenor)
- Eugene And Diane (C. Jackson)
- Lila (P. Flynn)
- Still Falling (L. Shaffer, D. Duff)
- Sacred Lamb (Traditional)
- Cumberland Plateau (J. Cowan, J.D. Scott)
- Heaven Just Got Sweeter For You (J. Salley, D. Wilkinson)
ABOUT Darin and Brooke
Husband and wife duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge hail from North Carolina and bring a touch of the hills to their rich harmonies and impeccable musicianship. Their distinctive sound has made them one of the hottest acts in acoustic music today. They have graced the top of the Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts, received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA),the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). The two have appeared on PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, Presley’s Country Jubilee, RFD-TV, Rural-TV, Daystar Network, Blue Highways TV, Song of the Mountains and Music City Roots to fan and critical acclaim. Their previous CD, the still-popular SNAPSHOTS, debuted at the #8 spot on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and generated the engaging “Tennessee Flat Top Box” video that was featured on CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV and The Bluegrass Situation.
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Latest Album Snapshots is Available Now
(Nashville, TN) – In spite of the worst snow and ice storm the southern states have seen in decades, Darin and Brooke Aldridge have debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart with their sixth new release, Snapshots.
“Darin & Brooke’s Snapshots equally energizes country classics (“Tennessee Flat-Top Box”) and deeper cuts (“Wait Till the Clouds Roll By”) with contemporary bluegrass flair.” – Ryan Atkinson, CMT Edge
A flurry of promotional activity had been planned for release week, but instead a flurry of ice and snow found the Aldridge’s and their band stranded somewhere between Nashville and Asheville on I-40 when the storm hit. They were forced to cancel a number of appearances and events, including the world renowned Station Inn and WSM Radio.
Still, fans clearly flocked to the album, which includes intimate slice-of-life songs that have become the hallmark of Darin & Brooke Aldridge.
“Combining tradition and innovation, Darin & Brooke bring together the best of both worlds with undeniably strong musicianship and vocals alongside edgy melodies and song selection meant for a new and wider audience.” – Dan Harr, Music News Nashville
As The South begins to thaw, the Darin and Brooke Aldridge band continues on with its 2015 tour. For more information on Darin & Brooke visit: www.darinandbrookealdridge.com
(Nashville, Tenn.) – Mountain Home Music recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, announce the February 17 release of their new album, Snapshots.
Snapshots, captures moments in time with the kind of intimacy that has become the hallmark of The Darin & Brooke Aldridge band. Through a musical outlook that is reverent and dynamic, buoyant yet thoughtful, and deeply in tune with the essence of bluegrass, this new collection delivers pleasing slices of life in song.
With Snapshots, Darin & Brooke continue their own tradition of comfortably and naturally balancing a respect for tradition with their engagement in the innovative — and often challenging — musical climate today. The album is filled with songs and sentiments that reflect Darin & Brooke’s love and faith. Collaborations with special guests enhance the musical experience with the added excellence and perspective of those very special guests.
The clarity and heartfelt emotion in the singing and playing on Snapshots is delivered with care and skill by the band and special guests including Steve McMurry of Acoustic Syndicaqte and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson. Sam Bush joins the Aldridge band on “Get Up John,” a mandolin tune written by Bill Monroe. “When He Calls” includes harmonies with Ricky Skaggs and famed fiddler, Bobby Hicks joins in on “My Rose of Old Kentucky.”
Snapshots is an album filled with virtuosity, musical precision and a sense of history.
Preview and pre-order today HERE.
Every bluegrass artist must struggle to reconcile looking forward with looking back—and when they get it right, well, that’s when the magic happens. Because then, not only is tradition honored, it’s kept alive.
So it is with Darin & Brooke Aldridge. And while Snapshots isn’t the only example of how organically they balance their respect for tradition with their engagement in the exciting—and challenging—musical world of today, it’s the best so far. Though it’s not a gospel album, it’s filled with gospel songs and sentiments—a natural reflection of Darin and Brooke’s deep faith; though it’s not an “all-star” album of high-powered collaborations, there are some special guests whose presence both adds to the music itself and serves to locate Darin and Brooke in an artistic community of unrivaled excellence.
There’s little need to draw attention to the clarity, precision and heartfelt emotion of the singing, or to the sensitivity and virtuosity of the playing, whether it’s by Darin or the members of their band, or by their guests. These things earn your attention on their own, whether it’s the opening “Get Up John,” a mandolin tune written by Bill Monroe and played here by Sam Bush; the beauty of “When He Calls,” including harmony from Ricky Skaggs; or the closing “Wait ‘Till The Clouds Roll By,” from the repertoire of early Opry star Uncle Dave Macon.
So if there’s anything that a few additional words can underline, it’s that Snapshots is a true and faithful reflection of what makes Darin and Brooke favorites of both fans and colleagues throughout the bluegrass community.
—Jon Weisberger, Cottontown, TN, November, 2014
Check out this review in No Depression by Jim Moulton:
“Darin and Brooke Aldridge have put out a CD in my opinion that is refreshing. To quote Jim Lauderdale, he says ‘Darin and Brooke bring tradition to today and today to tradition.’ This couple sings so well together, their harmonies are just uncanny. I call this CD a mood changer, I like to listen to it with breakfast, they use different songwriters including their own member Becky Buller.”
-Jim Moulton, No Depression
Click here to read the entire review.
Flying combines tradition and innovation, bringing together the best of both worlds with undeniably strong musicianship and vocals alongside edgy melodies and song selection meant for a new and wider audience.
Reaching out past their roots for a new sound that builds on their Bluegrass foundation, Darin and Brooke Aldridge take Flying to new heights with songs like their brilliant cover of Nancy Griffith’s “Outbound Plane,” acoustic-rock selections like the lead off track “Just a Little,” and several original songs from fellow bandmate and much-recorded writer Becky Buller.
Americana icon Jim Lauderdale offers in the liner notes:
“I can’t really do justice in trying to describe the essence of this record in words; you just have to hear it to know what I mean. Listening to the lush harmonies of two people that incorporate their love and faith into their music is something very special and rare.”
Nothing beats live Bluegrass. Just ask any fan; hearing this music live will result in a lifetime love affair with it. It is the reason Bluegrass festivals have stood the test of time. It has an electricity and excitement that can be hard to capture, like lightning in a bottle. It is made up of many “you had to be there” moments.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge offer an album full of those moments. Recorded live with their band at the 2012 Red, White and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton, N.C., this set captures both the energy and intimacy of their stellar stage show.
The set moves from the group’s radio hits through gospel selections and new tunes they reserve for their live performances only. Both the familiar songs and the new have the mutual excitement that, for once, you didn’t have to be there to hear.
Mountain Home captured it for you!
Preview and pre-order it today here.