Patty Loveless Mountain Soul

Grammy Winning Singer Helps Raise Awareness of Christian Appalachian Project

Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2009) With just a few weeks to go before the release of the highly anticipated Mountain Soul II record, Patty Loveless is hitting the road for her first in a series of concerts around the country. The tour will begin tonight in St. Louis at the Sheldon Concert Hall and will continue through the fall and winter. Patty and band will be playing tracks from the new record as well as some favorites from years past.

Mountain Soul II (in stores September 29) is the follow up to the original Mountain Soul, which was named a Top Ten record of 2001 by both USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.

As part of the record launch, Patty is taking the opportunity to support the Christian Appalachian Project.

Growing up in Pikeville, Kentucky, the music of the Appalachians has always been near and dear to Patty. Nearly nine years ago Mountain Soul introduced Patty to an even larger fan base, attracting listeners in the Bluegrass and Americana genres while also proving to be a favorite amongst her long-time fans. Like its predecessor, the new album will feature Pattys crystalline country vocals amid bluegrass-tinged instrumentation.

This will be the second record Patty has done with Saguaro Road Records, following 2008s Sleepless Nights, which was nominated for a Grammy.

The repertoire on Mountain Soul II ranges from the traditional gospel tunes Working on a Building and Friends in Gloryland to contemporary compositions such as Jon Randalls gorgeous ballad You Burned the Bridge and Barbara Keiths soaring folk ode Bramble and the Rose. The daughter of a Kentucky coal miner, Patty restores the original mining lyrics to Harlan Howards 1962 classic Busted. On the Emmylou Harris song Diamond in My Crown, Pattys vocal is accompanied by a harmony part from its originator. The lovely melody of Fools Thin Air, penned by Susanna Clark and Rodney Crowell, is drenched in bluegrass harmony. The throbbing Prisoners Tears is backed by a sighing steel guitar.

To date, Patty has issued eight Gold Record albums, four of which have gone on to Platinum status. She is noted for such chart-topping hits as Timber Im Falling in Love, Chains, Blame it on Your Heart, You Can Feel Bad and Lonely Too Long, as well as such enduring fan favorites as I Try to Think About Elvis, How Can I Help You Say Goodbye, Im That Kind of Girl and You Dont Even Know Who I Am. Look for Patty in the November issue of People Country, on stands November 13.

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