It’s been 32 years since Lee Greenwood hit the top of the country charts with his smash single, “Dixie Road,” and the hit maker is continuing to turn heads with a new, recreated bluegrass version of the song. The singer|songwriter recently teamed up with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road for a remake of the classic song, with a more prominent banjo and bluegrass vibe.
The video for “Dixie Road” made its premiere yesterday on Country Rebel.
The new version of the song has already seen success internationally, when it was released as a single. The track finished in Hotdisc Countdown’s 30 Most Popular Songs of 2015, securing the No. 18 spot. The countdown highlights the top country songs across Europe, and is recognized and published in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, and Southern Country magazines. The dynamic pairing looks to capitalize on that momentum with the latest official video for the song.
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road has been busy promoting their latest album, “Country Grass”, released via Pinecastle Records.
In addition to the cut featuring Lee Greenwood, the star-studded project also features collaborations with Crystal Gayle, John Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, John Conlee, Eddy Raven and T.G. Sheppard, Marty Raybon, in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.
The critically-acclaimed project has propelled the chart-topping band to new heights, securing features in top music outlets like Rolling Stone, The Boot, and Country Rebel, while also establishing a presence on their key genre websites like Bluegrass Today, The Bluegrass Situation, Cybergrass and many more.
Hard work has paid off for this award winning bluegrass band. Having a dynamic show has earned them over 100 performances each year throughout North America at more than 60 major festivals. Carolina Road plays worldwide and hosts a national bluegrass festival, Christmas in the Smokies.
They have hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, toured Europe, and played 15 bluegrass cruises. Carolina Road’s performance is a traditional sound with a fresh approach, which includes invigorating instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand!
For more information on Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and a complete list of tour dates, visit their website at carolinaroadband.com.
Greenwood, who was recently named one of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time, is also a celebrity ambassador for the DAV, (Disabled American Veterans), a non profit charity that provides support for America’s ill and injured veterans.