Nashville, TN, New York, NY and Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2009
The legendary Smokey River Boys will participate in the OBAMA Liberty project for handicapped school children world wide with the release of "Lady Liberty," a song written and available on the #1 GREATEST COUNTRY HITS package just released on Platinum Plus Universal Records.
The project which showcases the Statue Of Liberty song, tells the story of how important freedom is to the world's needy children. This Smokey River Boys #1 Greatest Country Hits package of 14 Billboard #1 songs celebrates the 40 year history of the Smokey River Boys on MCA Universal. The group which came to national prominence during the "O BROTHER" movie which starred George Clooney have 5 incredible albums out. "The #1 Greatest Country Hits package is without question one of their all time legendary best," says Mikel Gore of Entertainment Headline News. The SRB have 7 Grammy awards and a long successful history of country bluegrass titles that form one of the most valuable song catalogs in ASCAP song history with Dueling Banjos, Best Of Banjo, O Brother, Down To The River To Pray and their "live" version on the Grand Ole Opry of Man Of Constant Sorrow.
The Smokey River Boys have participated in the OBAMA Liberty project and donated all the proceeds from their song, "Lady Liberty" to handicapped children's charity. The Smokey River Boys are one of the premiere Nashville based recording artists in the country bluegrass genre. They were elected to the Legends Hall Of Fame in 2003, the West Texas Hall Of Fame in 2005, the Pioneers Of Bluegrass Hall Of Fame in 2007 and were nominated for the Texas Medal of Arts in 2008.
Lead singer, Robert Metzgar penned the OBAMA song "Lady Liberty" about the Statue Of Liberty and is published by Walt Disney Music ASCAP. Together, Robert Metzgar and his mother, Janie Metzgar have a 75 year history at ASCAP and are considered "ASCAP icons in the songwriting business." Their release of Man Of Constant Sorrow appeared on the Americana charts for 144 weeks consecutively for one of the longest running ASCAP songs in bluegrass history.
Earlier greatest hits packages of the Smokey River Boys appeared as Time-Life-Warner vinyl sets. As one of the more progressive groups in country bluegrass type sounds, the Smokey River Boys have agreed to release this package first through the world's greatest indie site, CD Baby and the digital downloads will be available for 30 days exclusively on iTunes.com and other digital outlets in partnership with CD Baby. "We want to express our deepest appreciation for the coverage that Billboard magazine has given our 40 year music career in Nashville."
Along with songs like "Man Of Constant Sorrow, Down To The River To Pray, and O Brother," the boys have brought their best & biggest hits back with songs like "Number One Lady, Here's a Rose, and When You've Got Each Other." Future album projects are already in the works such as the Smokey River Boys In Hollywood, A Smokey River Boys Christmas and the sequel to the O Brother movie. The Smokey River Boys are extremely proud of the world's most famous indie site, at CD BABY where all their product is available for purchase in album format, mp3 or digital download. The SRB are huge supporters of CD Baby which has delivered and sold more indie product than any other site in the music business.
Contact: Robert Metzgar
SMOKEY RIVER BOYS
1214 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-2902
800-767-4984 (toll free)