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.