Branded Bluegrass is releasing their first single to radio, from a forthcoming project due soon. When Charlie Dreams, written by David Stewart and Brice Long, features the outstanding harmony vocals of Shawn Lane and fiddle playing from the 2020 Grammy award winner for Best Bluegrass Album, Michael Cleveland.
This first single showcases the heart of Branded Bluegrass. Designated years ago as a true to life, working man’s bluegrass band, the members hope this will be the first of the many story songs from the new album Somebody’s Child, that fans will fall in love with, just as they did.
When Charlie Dreams is an emotional tribute song, a true story, of a man loved by his community and family. When it was brought to us by the songwriter, David Stewart, we knew we had to cut it. We hope you enjoy this journey with Charlie – Larry Norfleet, Branded Bluegrass
Branded Bluegrass is a band from central Indiana with a vast catalog of music, deeply rooted in traditional bluegrass and gospel, with a flair for some contemporary bluegrass, classic country and even a little bit of rock ‘n roll now and then. Audiences continually praise their diversity, tight harmonies, energetic stage show, and charismatic personalities.
When Charlie Dreams includes: Larry Norfleet on guitar and lead vocal; Tristen Norfleet on mandolin; Jesse Norfleet on banjo and Michael Martin on bass; with guests, Shawn Lane on harmony vocals; and Michael Cleveland on fiddle.
I wrote this song with my friend Brice Long, about a Cowboy that we both loved and admired. We tried to give the world a glimpse of Charlie in a song. Branded Bluegrass really told the story in a very special way, with true emotion, wonderful instrumentation, and great vocals. They are the perfect band for this song and I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work with them on this project – David Stewart, songwriter.
The new single from Branded Bluegrass is available today to radio broadcasters via Airplay Direct and will be released worldwide for download and streaming in mid-February. Stay tuned for details on the band website.