Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are on an important mission— to keep their style of traditional bluegrass music alive. Inspired by founding fathers of the genre, such as Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, the band has toured the country and are actively taking steps to keep the genre kickin’. The group recently connected with current bluegrass staples Junior Sisk and Danny Paisley to create their latest single, “True Grass.” The dynamic collaboration has also resulted in an official music video for the track.
Enjoy the exclusive premiere of the “True Grass” music video below!
Dubbed the “True Grass Movement,” artists are coming together and protecting the musical traditions they hold so close to their hearts. The main lyric of this tune states, “why can’t bluegrass, just be true grass again.” From that thought-provoking opening line, a movement and a journey began.
“I have never been more proud of being a part of anything as I am of this song, ‘True Grass,’” Lorraine Jordan explains.
With Lorraine owning a music venue in Garner, North Carolina, called Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music, the bluegrass “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner makes it a point to bring that traditional style of music to the region. The singer has also helped mentor other rising artists across multiple genres. Fans would be surprised to learn that country star Scotty McCreery, was actually Lorraine’s neighbor and they would occasionally sing together at community functions and praise events. “I remember he loved to perform the song, “Long Black Train,” says Lorraine. “It was a favorite of his and was a great fit for his voice.”
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are slated to release their forthcoming album, appropriately titled True Grass Again, on August 10th via Pinecastle Records. The project features eleven new recordings and is sure to help the True Grass Movement gain momentum.
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