Dale Ann Bradley is Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Kentucky has been so blessed, in all genres. It comes out of these hills and these hollers, it's born in our heart... I'm so honored to go in to The Kentucky Hall of Fame.”

— Dale Ann Bradley

Blackberry Summer video from Dale Ann Bradley

Posted on March 1, 2018 By John Lawless

Pinecastle Records has released another video from their recent self-titled project for Dale Ann Bradley.

This one shows the softer side of the gifted bluegrass singer in Blackberry Summer, a reflective song about simpler times, and growing up around people that you love. Dale Ann says that it’s one she had written several years ago, but didn’t get around to recording for some time. As she put it in an earlier interview, the song haunted her until she finally got in down on tape.

The video, shot in Taylor’s Mill in Taylors, SC by Pinecastle’s Bonfire video team, mixes shots of Bradley singing with her guitar, with archival footage of the good ol’ days. You can really feel the love she has for her grandmother that she sings about in Blackberry Summer.

Dale Ann is scheduled back in the studio later this month to lay down a new project for Pinecastle. Can’t wait for that one.

Dale Ann Bradley - 2018 SPBGMA Nomination - Female Vocalist of the Year!

It's been a whirlwind week in the holler at #teamWPP headquarters with a bunch of exciting things happening all on the verge of a beautiful Christmas and New Year. It frankly left me speechless and in a great reflection of the gifts we have all been blessed with in this tremendous family of bluegrass music, friends, and family.

I could not be more proud of the bands and band members that have a legion of fans and peers that follow and respect their music and performances so much to write them in for nominations in their categories and I wish them, and all nominees, the best of luck. Here's who you can lend your votes to from Wilson Pickins Promotions this coming February at the SPBGMA convention in Nashville:

Female Vocalist of the Year (Overall):

Brooke Aldridge 
Amanda Smith 
Dale Ann Bradley (Member of Dale Ann Bradley Band and Sister Sadie, Pinecastle Records)
Rhonda Vincent 
Jeanette Williams 
Sonya Isaacs

https://wilsonpickins.com/band-blog/blog/spbgma-nominations-for-teamwpp

For a full list of categories and nominees, please visit the official SPBGMA website: http://www.spbgma.com/2018-music-awards-nominees--spbgma.html

Self Titled Project from Dale Ann Bradley Available NOW Worldwide!

Dale Ann Bradley will release her self-titled album on Pinecastle Records on August 18. Produced by Bradley, the project includes a duet with Country Music Hall Of Fame member Vince Gill, "I Think I'll Just Go Away," a song from the Stanley Brothers repertoire.

"Both Vince and I are huge Stanley fans," Bradley explains the choice of song for her and Gill. 

This is the second time Bradley has been at the production helm in the studio. She also produced her Grammy-nominated album, Pocket Full of Keys.

"I believe most artists that start with producers are always preparing to produce their own music," Bradley observes. "I have been truly fortunate to work with the best producers, each different in their own right. Starting with Sonny Osborne, Tim Austin and the genius of Alison Brown. It was time, I guess, for me to incorporate what I have learned from them and put the Hat on ... It's not something I was or am totally secure about. I do however, really listen, search my spirit and put my heart on the line. I am happy that it's something I have had the opportunity to do."

Bluegrass journalist and critic Donald Teplyske said, "No one is capable of doing what Bradley accomplishes, and this album is ample demonstration of her revered status within the bluegrass field. Over the years, her music has become more sophisticated, but at its core it remains pure and true."

Bradley has a variety of songs on the album, from traditional to gospel. She wrote two of the eleven tunes, including the leadoff track and single, "Southern Memories." She has assembled a cast of musicians for the album that includes some of the most talented pickers and singers in the business including two of her bandmates from Sister Sadie: Deanie Richardson and Tina Adair. Other musicians include Tim Dishman, Greg Blaylock, Scott Powers, Greg Davis, Casey Campbell, Charlie Cushman, Alison Brown, Steve Gulley, Debbie Gulley, Vic Graves, and Kim Fox.

Bradley has one of the purest voices in music, authentic and filled with emotion. Whether she’s singing about “Southern Memories” or lost love in “I’ll Just Go Away,” the listener feels every word she sings. Her vocals soar on the acapella “Stand By Me” and weave the story of the mysterious “Champagne Lady.” The listener is instantly drawn into the beauty of her voice and the stories it tells.

Bradley is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be held in September in Raleigh. She is a five-time winner of that award from the IBMA. Coming up next Monday (8/21), she will be a guest co-host on Nasvhille's WSM with Devon O'Day from 3-6pm.

 

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Dale Ann Bradley scores 2017 IBMA Female Vocalist nomination

 

By:  Markos Papadatos  7/27/2017

Dale Ann Bradley has a major reason to celebrate. She has been nominated for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award for "Female Vocalist."

Dale Ann Bradley is nominated among one-time winner Amanda Smith, and such first-time "Female Vocalist of the Year" nominees as Brooke Aldridge, Sierra Hull and Molly Tuttle.

A native of Kentucky, Dale Ann has been crowned "Female Vocalist of the Year" five times throughout her respected career in the bluegrass music scene, in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and she has been a perennial contender (nominated in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

In addition, her all-girl group Sister Sadie has earned their second consecutive IBMA nomination for the "Emerging Artist of the Year" category.

Last year, Dale Ann was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for "Best Bluegrass Album" for her critically-acclaimed Pocket Full of Keys.

To learn more about 2017 IBMA "Female Vocalist" nominee Dale Ann Bradley, check out her official homepage.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/dale-ann-bradley-scores-2017-ibma-female-vocalist-nomination/article/498618#ixzz4o9xOgjFi
 

Dale Ann Bradley Signs with Wilson Pickins! -Prescription Bluegrass

Wilson Pickins Promotions has announced that Dale Ann Bradley has signed with the agency for additional support of her upcoming self-titled release on Pinecastle Records. 

The Grammy nominated, five time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, expressed excitement about working with the team at Wilson Pickins, noting the quality and efficiency of how the agency is run.

The Wilson team commented,

"it is a real honor for us to have an opportunity to work with Dale Ann as her music has always been a staple in our home and we are true fans." 

Dale Ann Bradley is a one of a kind bluegrass musician with a way of bringing honesty and truth to the surface of any song. Her vocal reveals the heart of the lyric and has the ability to conjure emotion from any audience. Dale Ann is truly a beloved bluegrass heroine who maintains authenticity to the genre while adding her own unique stamp.

Take a look at this video offering a sneak "listen" to a few of the new tunes from the album:

In a recent interview about her upcoming self-produced, self-titled album release on Pinecastle Records, Dale Ann said,

“We put our heart into it and hope that we’ve done songs that people will feel something from. I’m at an age where the emotive part of music is so important to me. I’m always truly humbled when a collection of music I put together affects someone personally.”

She added about working with Pinecastle Records when talking with Melanie Wilson of Wilson Pickins Promotions,

"...they are so easy to work with, really care about their artists and give them the creative flexibility we need to just do what we want to do with our music!"

New Dale Ann Bradley album coming in August - John Lawless

We caught up with Dale Ann Bradley yesterday to get some details about her upcoming Pinecastle project, due August 18.

She is producing, the second one that she has headed up herself, and she tells us that the title is simply Dale Ann Bradley.

“There wasn’t really one of the songs that I got in my mind to put out in front, and I never had an album that was just my name. It’s just me! I hope that people will enjoy it.”

The recording was made primarily with her touring band: Mike Sumner on banjo, Tim Dishman on bass, Scotty Powers on mandolin, Matt Leadbetter on reso-guitar, and Bradley on guitar. She did bring in some guests to help with the vocals, including her Sister Sadie bandmate Tina Adair, plus Steve and Debbie Gulley, Kim Fox, and Vic Graves. Vince Gill is also featured in a duet on the Stanley classic, I Just Think I’ll Go Away, which Dale Ann says he suggested when she asked him to sing one on the record.

There are a couple of songs that she wrote with different co-writers, and she says that the band was deeply involved in selecting and arranging the material.

“We put our heart into it and hope that we’ve done songs that people will feel something from. I’m at an age where the emotive part of music is so important to me. I’m always truly humbled when a collection of music I put together affects someone personally.”

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