April 9, 2013 (Xenia, OH)—Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are proud to announce the single release of "Some Kind Of War" from their highly successful project They're Playing My Song on Rebel Records. In addition, the band featured the song in a performance with Alternative Strings, a youth orchestra from Centerville, Ohio, and are releasing the performance video simultaneously through their YouTube and Vimeo channels.
Written just over a year ago by Country Music Hall Of Fame member Bill Anderson, "Some Kind of War" speaks of the very relative topic that everyone is fighting some kind of personal battle. During their performances, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers began to see that this particular song was effecting people in a very positive way and together with Mark Freeman of Rebel Records, decided it should be the next single from They're Playing My Song. Soon after, Doug Eyink, the director of Alternative Strings, asked Mullins and the band to perform for the program's annual fundraiser and suggested they come up with a song for the youth orchestra to perform with the band. "Some Kind Of War" was a natural fit, turning an already poignant song into a beautiful work of art by combining bluegrass instrumentation and vocals with the 45-piece youth orchestra. During the video production, Joe Mullins sat down with Eyink to discuss the process of song selection and arrangement of "Some Kind Of War."
Joe Mullins Interviews Doug Eyink of Alternative Strings
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Alternative Strings
"Some Kind Of War"
"It is so exciting to see audiences respond to 'Some Kind of War,'" states Joe Mullins. "Bill Anderson's memorable lyrics allow the listener to get inside the song, immediately. We are grateful that his words and our music remind us all to remember the Golden Rule. And what a thrill to have such a talented orchestra of young people present an arrangement that takes this song where it needs to go - right to the heart! The positive energy in the auditorium when we performed with Alternative Strings was surreal. It's our hope the Some Kind of War video of our performance will hit home for everyone. "
"Some Kind Of War" is being released to radio programmers today via AirplayDirect and is the second single from They're Playing My Song. The CD has already reached #1 on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Albums chart (3/13) and is currently #7 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart. For more information on Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers including upcoming performances, visit www.radioramblers.com.
About Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Voted the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year in 2012, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers offer quality bluegrass and gospel music, a professional presentation, inventive instrumental work, a good variety of vocal arrangements including a capella quartets, and tasteful, down-home humor. Their professionalism and successful, heavily played recordings have kept them in demand with national audiences resulting in a heavy touring schedule that includes perfomances at such national events as the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, Red White & Bluegrass, Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ, Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman, and the IBMA’s Fan Fest. A contributing factor to the band's success is their active marketing capabilities, due to Mullins’ network of radio stations in the Midwest, including a 24/7 webcast available at myclassiccountry.com and the new “Classic Country Radio” app for Android and iPhone.
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