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Taking Care Of Bluegrass - A Tribute To Elvis
1. CC Rider – 3:01
Ma Rainey, Universal/On Backstreet Music
2. In The Ghetto – 4:02
Mac Davis, Raleigh Music Publishing OBO Elvis Presley
Music/Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/Elvis Presley Music
3. Always On My Mind – 3:41
Mark James/John JR Christopher/Wayne Thompson – EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. OBO Screen Gems-EMI Music, Ltd.
4. Moody Blue – 3:28
Mark James – Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
5. Love Me Tender/Are You Lonesome Tonight – 3:29
Vera Matson/Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley Music/Raleigh Music Publishing OBO Elvis Presley Music – Roy Turk/Lou Handman – Cromwell Music/Bourne Co.
6. Kentucky Rain – 3:23
Eddie Rabbitt/Dick Heard – Raleigh Music Publishing OBO Elvis Presley Music/Elvis Presley Music/Universal Music-Careers
7. Little Cabin Home On The Hill – 3:03
Lester Flatt/Bill Monroe – Peer International Corp/BMG Platinum Songs OBO Bill Monroe Music, Inc.
8. Separate Ways – 3:39
Bobby West/Richard Mainegra – Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc.
9. Suspicious Minds – 3:59
Frances Zambon/Mark James – Sony/ATV Songs, LLC
10. Viva L as Vegas – 3:06
Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman – Spirit One Music OBO Pomus Songs/Warner-Tamerlane Pub OBO Mort Shuman Songs
11. I’ll Remember You – 3:51
Kui Lee – Herb Montei Music
12. Long Live The King – 3:02
Holly Norman – Blue Creek Music
13. Sweet, Sweet Spirit – 3:16
Doris Akers – Manna Music, Inc.
Holly Norman- Vocals
James Burton - Resonator Guitar
Cody Kilby - Guitar
Rob Ickes - Dobro
Stuart Duncan - Fiddle/Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle/Mandolin
Kevin Grantt - Upright Bass
Glen Duncan - Banjo/Mandolin
Scott Vestal - Banjo
Justin Moses - Dobro/Banjo
Alan Bartram - Upright Bass
Terry Blackwood & The Imperials - Back Up Vocals
Ernie Rowell - Back Up Vocals
Darrell Toney - Back Up Vocals
Rodney Ingle - Back Up Vocals
Produced By: Ernie Rowell
Studio: Funhouse Studios, Nashville TN
Engineer: Rodney Ingle
Mixed & Mastered by: Brent King
Photography by: Mario Morin and Heather Norman
Graphic Design: Heather Norman & Heather Stortz
Holly Norman Bio
Freedom Entertainment artist Holly Norman is releasing her sophomore Bluegrass CD and it’s fit for a king, literally. Her new CD project is a tribute to Elvis Presley. Holly has taken some of Elvis’s most beloved songs and some of his more obscure and “grassed” them up. The CD also includes an original song, Long Live The King, Holly wrote as a tribute to Elvis.
Holly has always been a huge Elvis fan. “Elvis is an original and one of the most iconic entertainers of all time. He and his music continue to transcend all genres and generations. He will always be the King, says Holly.” This project has been in the works for the past year and a half, but has been an idea Holly has had for quite awhile. “Several years ago, my sister and I were at Graceland for Elvis week. As we were standing at the gates of Graceland looking around at all the fans and listening to all the great Elvis songs, I was thinking ahead to my next CD and thought what an interesting twist it would be to take Elvis songs and put a Bluegrass sound to them. Then, it dawned on me, we could call it Taking Care of Bluegrass! Everyone knows Elvis’s famous moniker was Taking Care of Business, says Norman.”
For this project, Holly assembled some of Nashville and Bluegrass’s top musicians, including Cody Kilby, Rob Ickes, Aubrey Haynie, Glen Duncan, and Stuart Duncan. The CD also features several special guests. James Burton, Elvis’s original guitarist, is featured on resonator guitar on Kentucky Rain. Terry Blackwood & The Imperials, one of Elvis’s backing groups, join Holly singing backup on Little Cabin Home On The Hill, I’ll Remember You, and Sweet, Sweet Spirit. “It was a dream come true to work with James and Terry. They spent many concert nights on stage with the King himself and they couldn’t be any nicer or more talented, Holly says.”
The 13-song CD has something for everyone, from up-tempo to ballads, traditional to progressive, and even gospel, which Elvis loved. Listeners will be impressed and amazed at how well these Elvis songs translated to Bluegrass. The CD is already getting lots of notice and attention from both Bluegrass fans and Elvis fans alike. To purchase a CD visit www.hollynorman.com, iTunes, cdbaby, Amazon, etc. The CD will officially be released on October 14, 2016!
For more information, visit hollynorman.com and to connect with Holly, join her at www.facebook.com/hollynormanmusic.
For a behind the scenes look, check out “The Making of Taking Care of Bluegrass” video series on Holly’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/hollynormanmusic.