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"My heart is broken into pieces. My papaw, my dad, and the greatest man in the world, Dr. Ralph Stanley has went home to be with Jesus just a few minutes ago. He went peacefully in his sleep due to a long, horrible battle with skin cancer. I feel so lost and so alone right now. He was my world, and he was my everything. He was always there for me no matter what. I just cannot get a grip on this. My Papaw was loved by millions of fans from all around the world, and he loved all of you. If he was singing and on stage, he was happy. That's why I did so much to make it possible for him to travel in the last two years. Because he wanted to. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to face in my life. The only thing that gives me peace is knowing that he is in paradise and I'll see my best friend again. I love you papaw with all of my heart. As long as I live and breathe, your legacy will never die. You will forever be in my heart."

-Nathan Stanley
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass Music Patriarch

Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

 

 

February 25th, 1927 – June 23rd, 2016

 

 


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2016) – Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89.

Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia, a land of coal mines and deep forests where he and his brother formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their father would sing them old traditional songs like "Man of Constant Sorrow," while their mother, a banjo player, taught them the old-time clawhammer style, in which the player's fingers strike downward at the strings in a rhythmic style.

Heavily influenced by Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe, the brothers fused Monroe's rapid rhythms with the mountain folk songs from groups such as the Carter Family, who hailed from this same rocky corner of Virginia.

The Stanleys created a distinctive three-part harmony that combined the lead vocal of Carter with Ralph's tenor and an even higher part sung by bandmate Pee Wee Lambert. Carter's romantic songwriting professed a deep passion for the rural landscape, but also reflected on lonesomeness and personal losses.

Songs like "The Lonesome River," uses the imagery of the water to evoke the loss of a lover, and "White Dove," describes the mourning and suffering after the death of a mother and father. In 1951, they popularized "Man of Constant Sorrow," which was also later recorded by Bob Dylan in the '60s.

The brothers were swept into the burgeoning folk movement and they toured the country playing folk and bluegrass festivals during the '60s, including the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and 1964.

But when Carter died of liver disease in 1966, Ralph wasn't sure he could continue. His brother had been the main songwriter, lead singer and front man, and Ralph, by his own account, was withdrawn and shy, although he had overcome some of his early reticence.

"Within weeks of his passing, I got phone calls and letters and telegrams and they all said don't quit. They said, 'We've always been behind you and Carter, but now we'll be behind you even more because we know you'll need us,'" Stanley told The Associated Press in 2006.

After Carter's death, Ralph drew even deeper from his Appalachian roots, adopting the a cappella singing style of the Primitive Baptist church where he was raised. He reformed the Clinch Mountain Boys band to include Ray Cline, vocalist Larry Sparks and Melvin Goins. He would change the lineup of the band over the years, later including Jack Cooke, and mentored younger artists like Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs, who also performed with him.

Dylan and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia praised his work and, in the case of Dylan, joined him for a remake of the Stanley Brothers' "Lonesome River" in 1997.

He was given an honorary doctorate of music from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, in 1976, and he was often introduced as "Dr. Ralph Stanley." He performed at the inaugurations of U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, was given a "Living Legends" medal from the Library of Congress and a National Medal of Arts presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and President George W. Bush. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.

But at age 73, he was introduced to a new generation of fans in 2000 due to his chilling a cappella dirge "O Death" from the hit Coen Brothers' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" movie soundtrack. The album was a runaway hit, topping the Billboard 200 chart, as well as the country albums and soundtrack charts, and sold millions of copies.

He won a Grammy for best male country vocal performance in 2002 — beating out Tim McGraw, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Lyle Lovett — and was the focus of a successful tour and documentary inspired by the soundtrack. The soundtrack, produced by T Bone Burnett, also won a Grammy for album of the year. The following year he and Jim Lauderdale would win a Grammy for best bluegrass album for "Lost in the Lonesome Pines."

He said in an interview with The Associated Press in 2002 that younger people were coming to see his shows and hear his "old time music," and was enjoying the belated recognition.

"I wish it had come 25 years sooner," he said. "I am still enjoying it, but I would have had longer to enjoy it."

Despite health problems, he continued to record and tour into his 80s, often performing with his son Ralph Stanley II on guitar and his grandson Nathan on mandolin.

Stanley was born in Big Spraddle, Virginia and lived in Sandy Ridge outside of Coeburn, Virginia. His mother was Lucy Jane Smith Stanley and his father was Lee Stanley. He is survived by his wife Jimmie Stanley – they were to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary on July 2nd. He is also survived by his children: Lisa Stanley Marshall, Tonya Armes Stanley and Ralph Stanley II; His grandchildren: Nathan Stanley, Amber Meade Stanley, Evan Stout, Ashley Marshall, Alexis Marshall, Taylor Stanley, and Ralph Stanley III; and great grandchild Mckenzie Stanley. Memorial service details are pending and will be announced shortly.

 

Media Contact:
Kirt Webster,
kirt@websterpr.com, 615-777-6995 x226

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The Stanley Music Agency Announces New Label

 

Music Royalty And Entrepreneur Nathan Stanley Proudly Endorses New Label

 

(March 9th, 2016, Nashville, Tenn)  The Stanley Music Agency is proud to announce their new label, The Stanley Music Group.  

 

The Stanley Music Group will welcome artists from Country, Bluegrass and Gospel genres. They will specialize in artist development, management, consulting, publicity, radio, recording, video and more. Nathan Stanley, grandson of Bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, is also an award winning artist having garnered a 2014 GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year. He has also received numerous honors from The Inspirational Country Music Association for No. 1 singles. 


 

Joining Nathan will be staff members with extensive experience in the music industry. Darlene Fowler will be assisting with daily activities and management. Other staff members will be announced soon. Stanley Music Group will represent Dr. Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley. Stanley Music Group will have offices in Nashville, TN and Coeburn VA.

 

Media Contact:
Darlene Fowler: 615-491-2074

The Stanley Music Agency: 615-260-7604
info@stanleymusicgroup.com

press@stanleymusicgroup.com

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Like Grandfather, Like Grandson

By: A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer.

When Nathan Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys hit the Sellersville Theater on Friday, the show will be more than a bluegrass concert with sacred songs on the side.

Group founder Ralph Stanley is an institution. The Virginia-born clawhammer-banjo-playing and singing cofounder of the Stanley Brothers has crafted bluegrass mountain music and a gospel repertoire that's inspirational whether you're Lord-loving or not. He's also a hit maker, with his songs for the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? sound track and Stanley's newly Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow.

The 89-year-old won't be on the Sellersville stage this time around, however; he's been temporarily sidelined by a medical procedure. He'll be ably represented by the only person who could do it - his 23-year-old grandson, Nathan.

"I'm very sorry I will not be able to make the show Friday, but I know Nathan will put on a fantastic concert," Stanley said during an interview from his Virginia home. "I urge all our fans to go see the future of my legacy."


The good doctor also spoke about his roots in the church ("I love to sing the old hymns, my favorite type of songs") and recording Man of Constant Sorrow with duet partners such as Robert Plant and Elvis Costello ("Plant was different in his own way, but very good").


He talked warmly about the love and closeness of his family, too. He learned the old clawhammer style of banjo picking from his mother. "She was a great picker, and bought me my first banjo. I believe it cost $5."


Stanley praised his late brother, Carter, with whom he formed the outfit in 1946, as being the talkative one of the two. "I was always shy and mostly stood in the background," he said. "We would travel those roads in a car and he would write songs and we would constantly be thinking about ways to improve our sound. He was a good brother, and I miss him a lot."

When the subject turns to the Stanley brand - bluegrass - the doctor notes something unusual. "I never have called my music bluegrass," he said. "I've always said, 'I sing and play the ole-time mountain-style music, what they call bluegrass.' I just have a unique sound that nobody else in the business has got."


The only other person who can lay claim to the good doctor's angelic voice (craggy with age but still high-heavenly), instrumental prowess, and business savvy in releasing albums and booking tours is Nathan. This is his first time on a Clinch Mountain Boys tour without his grandfather.

Nathan Stanley speaks softly and carries a big responsibility, one he's been ready for practically since leaving the crib.


He's been playing with Ralph since age 2, when he manned the spoons. "I can't remember as far back as the cradle, but I have lived with my papaw my whole life," Nathan Stanley said. "In one room, I'd be watching Barney - the old purple dinosaur show - and [in] the other there'd be my grandfather singing, playing the banjo, and rehearsing."

Music was everywhere all the time for Nathan. Not just the banjo he picked up or the melodic vocal style he shares with his grandfather, but the business style that finds the family in control of its own destiny via the Stanley Agency.

"I wanted to do everything with my papaw. Wherever he was, I wanted to be. He used to call me his shadow. At 7:30 in the morning when he went to the farmhouse, I'd farm with him. On stage, if he took a step forward, I'd take a step forward. If he stepped back, I stepped back. Same with the business end - how to make things go. Ralph's a shrewd businessman. Thanks to the good Lord, I have a bit of that in me, too."

Nathan Stanley, who resembles a young Elvis Presley, has gone his own way, too. His first solo album, Sandy Ridge, was released when he was 11. But he didn't feel a need to rebel as a teen against his grandfather or his sound; Ralph's music was his music.

"I knew early on what I wanted to do," said Nathan, who recently released the solo album Every Mile. "My solo music also has traditional country flair and gospel influence; it's hand in hand with bluegrass."

Asked whether he's a big fan of bro-country or the slick mix of country and rock, the younger Stanley was quietly diplomatic. "There's room for all of it. I wouldn't call it country. I'm young but got an old soul. To me, country is George Jones and Dolly Parton, but I love Brad Paisley and Josh Turner."

Along with duties as Ralph's shadow and now the ensemble's front man, Nathan hosts his own Christian television program Saturday nights on the Living Faith network. That dovetails nicely with the family's concept of bluegrass and Bible-based song being forever united.

Nathan believes the music's singular beauty and the purity of its message capture listeners regardless of their beliefs. "I don't give myself credit," he said. "At the right time and place, the good Lord walks in mysterious ways."

 

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NATHAN STANLEY RECEIVES KEY TO THE CITY OF MARION, VIRGINIA

City Proclaims August 15 "Nathan Stanley Day"

Nashville, Tenn. (August 19, 2015) - At just 23 years old, Bluegrass singer/songwriter, Nathan Stanley, has no easy task of carrying on the legacy created by his Grandfather, the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, but he is taking steps towards doing just that. In addition to winning two Grammys and being the distinguished recipient of the "Living Legend Award" in 2006, an honor presented by President George W. Bush, Dr. Ralph Stanley has propelled the Stanley name to become one of the most recognizable names in all of music. This past Saturday at a very special Birthday celebration concert, Nathan Stanley was presented with a key to the city of Marion, VA, and August 15 was declared Nathan Stanley Day, an honor conferred by town Mayor David Helms.

"I'm very humbled that Mayor David Helms presented me with such an honor" said an excited Nathan Stanley. "I'll cherish this, and that will be a night that I'll never forget."

The star-studded, SOLD-OUT show, took place in Marion at the Lincoln Theatre, a venue which Nathan has headlined on multiple occasions. The ticket also featured special guests, including Bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Country chart-topper T. Graham Brown and Country/Gospel singer Bob Smallwood. Birthday wishes also came from Josh Turner, Bobby Osborne, Gaither Vocal Band member Wes Hampton and more.

So far, 2015 has been a solid year for Nathan, having recently released his latest album The Legacy Continues. The album features collaborations with both Dr. Ralph Stanley and Country superstar Brad Paisley. The project features everything from the Stanley family-favorite "Rank Stranger" to the upbeat "Papaw I Love You," which was written by Nathan to pay tribute to his Grandfather. Nathan was also featured on Dr. Ralph's critically acclaimed album, Man of Constant Sorrow, alongside Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Dierks Bentley, LeeAnn Womack, Josh Turner and more. The project was released earlier this year and is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.

Nathan Stanley Media Contact:

Kyle Watson,
kyle@websterpr.com 615-777-6995 ext. 221
 

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Nathan Stanley Announces Re-Release of The Legacy Continues Available Now

 

Album Features Duets With Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley and Country Superstar Brad Paisley

Nashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2015) - Rising Bluegrass prodigy Nathan Stanley is gearing up for the re-release of his album, The Legacy Continues, which is available now. The project is appropriately titled, as the Virginia native is the grandson of Bluegrass legend, Dr. Ralph Stanley, who joins Nathan on two epic duets that will leave fans breathless. On the new project, the soulful-grassy singer takes his traditional sound to a whole new level. The album also features a duet with country singer Brad Paisley. The project was released through Nathan Stanley Entertainment.

 
"I'm very excited about the repackaging of this CD, which we added 2 brand new songs to" said an excited Nathan Stanley. "I hope it will be a record that bluegrass fans, along with my gospel fans will love."
 
On the album, Stanley brings emotion that will captivate fans everywhere! Tracks such as "Papaw I Love You," which is a song that Nathan wrote for his Grandfather, is sure to connect with music listeners and take them on a journey. Other tracks like "Calling My Children Home" stretch genre boundaries, giving off a Celtic vibe, while maintaining its traditional bluegrass appeal. By the time you throw in the Brad Paisley duet with "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone," these graceful harmonies that are sure to be stuck in fans' heads for days!
 
Nathan Stanley is no stranger to success, which is evident with his previous release, Every Mile. The project (which included a vocal cameo from his grandfather, among other artists such as Vince Gill and T. Graham Brown) was able to gain the attention of Christian audiences, as it took home the award for "Bluegrass Album of the Year" at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. A longtime member of his grandfather's band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley has released eight solo records during his career thus far. His 2011 disc My Kind of Country album endeared him to Country and Bluegrass fans alike, and also attracted guest appearances from artists such as Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs, and Del McCoury. He has appeared on a wide variety of television series, such as The Late Show with David Letterman, TBN's Praise The Lord with Jason Crabb, and Song of the Mountains. In addition, his love of the road is something that is very apparent. Since he was two years old, Stanley has performed over 200 dates per year.

 

The Legacy Continues Track Listing:

1. Are You Missing Me
2. Rank Stranger (with Dr. Ralph Stanley)
3. Meet Me By The Moonlight
4. Nobody's Love Is Like Mine

5. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone (with Brad Paisley)
6. Papaw I Love You
7. Let Me Rest At The End Of My Journey
8. Where Could I Go But To The Lord (with Dr. Ralph Stanley)
9. Tears Of A Friend
10. Love Of The Mountains
11. Casualty Of War
12. For All The Love I Had Is Gone
13. Stanley Melody
14. Golden Years
15. Rambling Letters

16. Calling My Children Home

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Nathan Stanley, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack and many others honor American Music Icon

Dr. Ralph Stanley

 

LEBANON, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2014) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and three-time GRAMMY Award winner and International Bluegrass Hall of Honor inductee Dr. Ralph Stanley announce the upcoming CD release of Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which will be available on Jan. 19, 2015, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com
 
The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow features Stanley performing duets with guest artists including Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs, Nathan Stanley, Josh Turner, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, and Lee Ann Womack. Stanley also performs two solo songs, including his signature tune "Man of Constant Sorrow." Produced by Miller and Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow will sell for $11.99.
 
"I have always enjoyed performing with other musicians ever since my older brother Carter and I first started playing music together when we were kids," said Stanley. "I am excited to share these collaborations with such wonderful artists with our fans. So many of my fans are regular visitors to Cracker Barrel, so I'm happy to have my project available exclusively there so they can find the CD in one of their favorite locations."
 
"Cracker Barrel is honored to offer this album featuring the legendary Ralph Stanley and a variety of talented artists through our exclusive music program," said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. "Many of our guests are huge bluegrass fans and we know they will enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime album."

 

The 13 songs on Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow are:
1)    "We Shall Rise" with Josh Turner
2)    "I Only Exist" with Dierks Bentley
3)    "Sweethearts in Heaven" with Ricky Skaggs
4)    "Rank Stranger" with Nathan Stanley
5)    "I Am the Man, Thomas" with Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
6)    "White Dove" with Lee Ann Womack
7)    "Red Wicked Wine" with Elvis Costello
8)    "Pig in a Pen" with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
9)    "Two Coats" with Robert Plant
10)  "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" with Del McCoury
11)  "Short Life of Trouble" with Old Crow Medicine Show
12)  "Hills of Home" - Dr. Ralph Stanley
13)  "Man of Constant Sorrow" - Dr. Ralph Stanley

 

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For Your GRAMMY Voting Consideration

Gospel/Contemporary Field, Category #40 Gospel Roots Album

 

 

 

NATHAN STANLEY

"Every Mile" 

2014 GMA DOVE AWARD WINNER

 

 

 

Nathan Stanley "Every Mile" 2014 GMA Dove Award Winning Album features songs both old and new!  Several guest artist like, Vince Gill, T Graham Brown, Sonya Issacs Yeary, Becky Issacs Bowman, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Judy Marshall, Jeff Bates, and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley,   join Nathan on this great record.

“I’m very proud of my grandson Nathan. I think he is doing a wonderful job of building his own legacy in the music industry. If you like good gospel music, I highly recommend this new album. It’s a good one!

-- Dr. Ralph Stanley

 

“Nathan’s version of ‘Hand in Hand with Jesus’ makes me want to tighten my grip. This is a standout cut and I know that he is making Dr. Ralph proud. I’m a Big Fan!”

-- T Graham Brown

 

 "By all accounts, Stanley is the real deal, a humble yet immensely talented young man who is the rightful and deserving heir of a legendary legacy." 

-- soul-audio.com

 

Nathan's latest project "Every Mile" Produced By Terry Thompson, features several collaborations with guest artists. Released on Willow Creek Records, Nathan is joined by long-time friends Vince Gill on "Hand In Hand With Jesus,"Jeff & Sheri Easter on "Heart That Will Never Break Again," Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman on "I Know Jesus Will See Me Through," T. Graham Brown & Judy Marshall on "Baptism of Jesse Taylor," Jeff Bates & Judy Marshall on "Green Pastures," Wes Hampton on "Every Mile", & Lord You're The Best Thing," Adam Crabb on "Would You Be Ready," and Dr. Ralph Stanley on "You Can't Make Old Friends." 

 

Nathan Stanley, the grandson to Dr. Ralph Stanley, a 2014 GMA Dove Award Winner, and is considered to be the "Prince Of Bluegrass."  His heart is golden, his voice is pure and his soul has deep roots in the lonesome sod of bluegrass music.From his humble beginnings of playing spoons to becoming the lead singer for Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Nathan continues to showcase his distinctive good looks and charismatic personality while making the music he loves so much.  

 

Nathan hosts his own television show, The Nathan Stanley Ministry Show, which airs on Saturday nights on the Living Faith network. He has appeared on numerous television shows including, Bill Gaither's "Bluegrass Homecoming," TBN's "Praise The Lord" with host Jason Crabb, and "The Late Show" with David Letterman. 

 

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards©

will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

 

For More Information About The Grammy Awards Click Here!

 

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NATHAN STANLEY GARNERS FIRST DOVE AWARD
 
Willow Creek Records Nashville
 
Congratulates
 
45th Annual GMA Dove WINNER
Nathan Stanley 
 
Bluegrass Album Of The Year
"Every Mile"
 
 
 
Nashville, Tennessee (October 7, 2014)  
 
It was a very exciting evening for Nathan Stanley and Willow Creek Records Nashville! During the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards, "Every Mile" was awarded "Bluegrass Album Of The Year." Every Mile, has uplifted audiences all across the country and features many of Nathan's friends as guest artists. Producers and Label executives Terry and Rhonda Thompson also received a Dove Award for producing the album.

"I am excited and still in shock," exclaimed Nathan Stanley. "Words can't express how I truly feel. It is truly an honor and privilege to even be nominated in this category with such great talent as this. To be honored by my peers with a Dove Award is extremely humbling. Thank you Lord for your favor, for without you this would not have been possible.  All Glory and Honor goes to Jesus Christ for all His blessings!"

Terry Thompson commented: "It has truly been an honor to work with Nathan on this record.  Nathan has such a rich musical heritage!  His heart is golden, his voice is pure and his soul has deep roots in Gospel and Bluegrass music. I look forward to see what the future holds!"

 

Nathan Stanley presenting with Devin McGlamery and Doug Anderson (EHSS) at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Photo by Amy Holt
 

Nathan Stanley answering questions in the media room at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Also pictured are Producers and Label Executives Terry and Rhonda Thompson Photo by Amy Holt

 

Nathan Stanley, Terry and Rhonda Thompson on the Red Carpet at the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Photo by Patrik Thompson

The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised exclusively on the TBN Television Network  Sunday, October 12 at 10:00 PM ET.

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Willow Creek Records Nashville
 
Congratulates
 
45th Annual GMA Dove Nominee
Nathan Stanley 
 
Bluegrass Album Of The Year
"Every Mile"
 
 
 
Nashville, Tennessee (August 13, 2013)  
 
The Gospel Music Association announced today, from Lipscomb University's Allen Arena, the nominees in 42 categories for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards.  Nathan Stanley garnered his very first Dove Nomination for "Bluegrass Album Of The Year" for his Willow Creek Records Nashville release, "Every Mile"
 
Nathan's latest project "Every Mile" Produced By Terry Thompson, features several collaborations with guest artists. Released on Willow Creek Records, Nathan is joined by long-time friends Vince Gill on "Hand In Hand With Jesus,"Jeff & Sheri Easter on "Heart That Will Never Break Again," Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman on "I Know Jesus Will See Me Through," T. Graham Brown & Judy Marshall on "Baptism of Jesse Taylor," Jeff Bates & Judy Marshall on "Green Pastures," Wes Hampton on "Every Mile", & Lord You're The Best Thing," Adam Crabb on "Would You Be Ready," and Dr. Ralph Stanley on "You Can't Make Old Friends."
 
Nathan Stanley, the grandson to Dr. Ralph Stanley, is considered to be the "Prince Of Bluegrass."  His heart is golden, his voice is pure and his soul has deep roots in the lonesome sod of bluegrass music.
From his humble beginnings of playing spoons to becoming the lead singer for Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Nathan continues to showcase his distinctive good looks and charismatic personality while making the music he loves so much. Nathan hosts his own television show, The Nathan Stanley Ministry Show, which airs on Saturday nights on the Living Faith network. He has appeared on numerous television shows including, Bill Gaither's "Bluegrass Homecoming," TBN's "Praise The Lord" with host Jason Crabb, and "The Late Show" with David Letterman.
 
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 6:30pm CT.  Log on to www.doveawards.com for a complete  list of nominees and  to purchase tickets.  

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Nathan Stanley Releases New CD Every Mile
 
Vince Gill, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Sonya Isaacs and more guest on new project;
Nathan Stanley set to appear on TBN's 'Praise The Lord' with Jason Crabb July 28th

 

Nashville, Tennessee (July 25, 2014)

 

Nathan Stanley, the grandson to Dr. Ralph Stanley, is considered to be the "Prince Of Bluegrass" and releases his latest music endeavor EVERY MILE.  His heart is golden, his voice is pure and his soul has deep roots in the lonesome sod of bluegrass music.
 
Nathan's latest project boasts a combination of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, & Country styles and features several collaborations with guest artists. Released on Willow Creek Records, Nathan is joined by long-time friends Vince Gill on "Hand In Hand With Jesus," Jeff & Sheri Easter on "Heart That Will Never Break Again," Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman on "I Know Jesus Will See Me Through," T. Graham Brown & Judy Marshall on "Baptism of Jesse Taylor," Jeff Bates & Judy Marshall on "Green Pastures," Wes Hampton on "Every Mile", & Lord You're The Best Thing," Adam Crabb on "Would You Be Ready," and Dr. Ralph Stanley on "You Can't Make Old Friends".
 
Nathan Stanley has recorded and released seven solo albums, including the 2011 release of "My Kind Of Country". Voted "Classic Country Album Of The Year" by the National Traditional Country Music Association, this project featured Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jim Lauderdale, among many others and released two music videos for "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Long Black Veil".
 
From his humble beginnings of playing spoons to becoming the lead singer for Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Nathan continues to showcase his distinctive good looks and charismatic personality while making the music he loves so much. Nathan hosts his own television show, The Nathan Stanley Ministry Show, which airs on Saturday nights on the Living Faith network. He has appeared on numerous television shows including, Bill Gaither's "Bluegrass Homecoming," and "The Late Show" with David Letterman.
 
EVERY MILE TRACK LISTING:
1. Every Mile
2. Baptism Of Jesse Taylor
3. Heart That Will Never Break Again
4. I Know Jesus Will See Me Through
5. Let Me In Your Heart
6. Green Pastures
7. Piece Of Clay
8. Where No One Stands Alone
9. Hand In Hand With Jesus
10. Where Will You Go
11. Would You Be Ready
12. Lord You're The Best Thing
13. You Can't Make Old Friends

 

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Nashville, Tennessee - (July 22nd, 2014)

 

 

We are very excited to announce that Nathan Stanley is now being represented by Webster & Associates Public Relations in Nashville, Tennesse. Stanley Joins a roster that includes musical giants such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams JR, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Oak Ridge Boys, and many more! www.websterpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nashville, Tennessee - (June 9th, 2014)

 


Nathan Stanley was among the stars on Monday, June 9th at TBN Television Studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Stanley was a part of a special taping of "Praise The Lord" that included guest appearances by Jason Crabb, Danny Gokey, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, and others. Nathan wowed the crowd with two performances from his latest album release "Every Mile".

 

The show is set to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network on July 28th at 10:00 P.M. EST and 9:00 P.M. CST.

 

Amanda Crabb, Nathan Stanley, Aaron Crabb Adam Crabb, Nathan Stanley, Danny Gokey

 

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New Haven, CT (May 17th, 2014) - Yale University

 

 

Nathan Stanley recently visited Yale University in New Haven, CT with his legendary grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley. Yale honored the elder Stanley with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Music. The President of Yale University, Peter Salovey noted that he was a very big fan of Nathan and Dr. Ralph's music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Birmingham, Alabama (March 5th, 2014)


Nathan Stanley and Wes HamptonNathan Stanley and Wes Hampton in the studio together working on the title track to Nathan's upcoming release "Every Mile" Wes also lends his vocals on a second track titled "Lord You're The Best Thing"

"Wes Hampton is without a doubt one of my all time favorites in Gospel Music. His voice and talent is a true gift from God. I'm honored to call him my friend "
--Nathan Stanley--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nashville, Tennessee (February 10, 2014)

 

Willow Creek Records Nashville is pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Stanley to its roster of artists.  Nathan is no stranger to Music fans around the world.

 

(L-R: Terry Thompson,  Rhonda Thompson, Nathan Stanley)

 

In his voice you can hear traces of an old soul. His songs seem to come from a life lived before this one! As he possesses maturity beyond his years, it puts Nathan Stanley front and center. A new album which boasts a collaboration of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, & Country is planned for release April 15th, 2014 on Willow Creek Records Nashville. The song sequence is a collection of great favorites old and new. Nathan will be joined by some of his long-time friends like - Jeff & Sheri Easter "Heart That Will Never Break Again", Wes Hampton "Every Mile",   Vince Gill "Hand In Hand With Jesus",  Jeff Bates & Judy Marshall "Green Pastures," Isaacs  "I Know Jesus Will See Me Through", Adam Crabb, "Would You Be Ready", T Graham Brown & Judy Marshall "Baptism of Jesse Taylor."    

 

Nathan will still travel with Dr. Ralph but will also perform solo at certain venues. 


To know Nathan is to love him! He has lived a full life in his short 21 years. Good times, bad times, happy and sad times, but if you ask him if he would do it all over again he'd say Yes! If you ask him where's he going from here he would tell you By The Grace Of God forward! Music is his passion! Singers are born and legends are made! Nathan Stanley IS ALL THAT!

 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with such  a talented young man with such a rich musical heritage!"   "We look forward to having Nathan as part of our WCR family for a long time to come.”  Terry Thompson WCR president said.

 

Media & Radio Promotions Contact:
 
Rhonda Thompson
(615) 476-3121
 
(615) 265-8179
   

 

 

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"I'm very Proud of my grandson Nathan. He is a wonderful entertainer and a mighty fine singer. I know as long as he is around my music will never die."
-- Dr. Ralph Stanley --

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"I had the privilege of getting to know Nathan these past couple of months. I have never met a more kind, generous, humble person in my life. He is a very talented artist who stays true to his musical roots. Thanks for your friendship, Nathan."

-- Wes Hampton --
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"I had the great pleasure of recording a song with Nathan awhile back and not only did he sing great, but he was a great producer to work with as well. He has a great voice, and of course, comes from an amazing line of performers and entertainers."
-- George Jones --
October 31st , 2012

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 "Nathan Stanley is the Real Deal. He has paid his dues, learned his craft and found his niche."
-- Ben "Cooter" Jones --
Star of the Dukes of Hazard TV Show

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"Nathan's smooth, refined vocals are worthy of carrying on the Stanley Name."
-- Country Weekly --

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"Very seldom do you get to work with someone destined to become a Legend. So it was a great privilege for me to record with Nathan Stanley who is definitely on his way to becoming just that, A True Legend. Nathan has got the gift of music in his bones. At his young age, he's already a super talented musician with a great sense of style and superb vocal talent. Nathan, thanks for allowing me to record with you. It was an honor."
-- Gene Watson --

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"When Nathan Stanley sings I can't help but stop-and listen- to the old soul behind the young pure voice."
-- Jeff Bates --
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"Nathan's version of "Hand in Hand with Jesus" makes me want to tighten my grip. This is a standout cut and I know that he is making Dr. Ralph proud. I'm a Big Fan!"
-- T. Graham Brown --

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"Nathan Stanley is the Coolest thing since Elvis."
-- Marty Stuart --
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"Nathan Stanley is what real music is all about."
-- T. Graham Brown --
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"Nathan Stanley has paid his dues, and won great respect in the industry. His fine voice and stage presence make him the natural heir to the Stanley Tradition."
-- GuitartownCT Productions --

 

 

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