TILL THE RIVER STARTS TO RISE
Engelhardt Music Group is excited to release Eddie Sanders' newest single "Till The River Starts To Rise".
Till The River Starts To Rise, is the first single off of Eddie's upcoming album. An uptempo, hard-driving bluegrass tune that showcases Eddie's strong vocals and original writing. Featuring a supporting cast of Ronnie McCoury (mandolin), Scott Vestal (banjo), Dennis Crouch (bass), Cody Kilby (acoustic guitar), Tim Crouch (fiddle), and Wes Hightower (harmonies).
"Till The River Starts To Rise was inspired by actually driving down the road and suddenly running into a major rain storm. It speaks of a heartbreak so bad that tears come down like pouring rain. Cry, Cry, Cry.... Till The River Starts To Rise." - Eddie Sanders
Eddie's new single comes right on the heels of his successful 10-week #1 Bluegrass Today Gospel single "Three Wooden Crosses" and his highly reviewed Wait For The Light To Shine album.
Radio DJs can find it on AirPlay Direct or directly from the label.
Till The River Starts To Rise will be available at all Digital Retail Outlets on September 25. The new album will be released early 2021.
Eddie Sanders is a world-class Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from McAlester, Oklahoma. Eddie was born into southwest bluegrass royalty, and his father is legendary bluegrass festival and concert promoter, Freddie Sanders. The Sanders Family Bluegrass Festival in McAlester was one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi, and one of the favorite venues for bluegrass acts Bill Monroe, The Osborne Brothers, Lewis Family, Jim & Jesse, Ralph Stanley and nearly every major bluegrass act of the last 40 years. The McAlester festivals were shaped and guided by his major bluegrass influences: Mac Wiseman, Larry Sparks and The Osborne Brothers. He also developed the professionalism that he learned from the best acts in the business, and also learned the power of a song and a love for original material. Eddie was also strongly influenced by Merle Haggard and Gene Watson and soon started writing his own songs.
For many years Eddie Sanders was guitarist and lead vocalist with the widely-acclaimed band, “Signal Mountain”. Eddie’s fellow bandmates included: Shawn Camp (IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Earls of Leicester); Dennis Crouch (Elton John, Elvis Costello); Billy Joe Foster (Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs); Tim Crouch (The Whites, Mike Snider); and southwest bluegrass luminaries Donny Catron; Don McAfee; and The Bonham Brothers, Virgil and Glen! One of the finest bluegrass bands of that era to be sure!
Eddie’s songwriting skills increasingly brought him to Nashville for songwriting sessions with Shawn Camp, Ronnie Bowman, Dennis & Tim Crouch, Glen Duncan and Adam Engelhardt. Eddie wrote The Del McCoury Band’s hit single, “You Could Be Me”. Eddie has since had songs recorded by Amanda Cook, Kix Brooks & Wayne Toups, Joe Hott, The Del McCoury Band, Chris Roberts, & Glen Duncan.
Eddie’s work, both as a singer and a songwriter, combines the best elements of the old and the new. With a family tradition steeped in the history of bluegrass music, and influenced by the best of what has come along since, Eddie Sanders’ new recorded songs are a powerful statement of what the best bluegrass music has always been, and what the best bluegrass music will be in years to come.