FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 12, 2019
WILSON PICKINS PROMOTIONS
COEBURN, VA - LORD HELP ME FIND THE WAY, the first all gospel inspired album from Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys drops today, July 12th on Stanley Family Records.
The initial announcement of the new project caused a lot of emotion and excitement among fans and industry professionals alike. The first single "Beautiful Hills of Home," was officially released at the 49th Annual Dr. Ralph Stanley Hills of Home Festival, and debuted at #3 on the Bluegrass Today gospel chart, having received a warm radio welcome and escalated airplay, downloads and streams from all over the world.
"Unsurprisingly, the single is thick with the Stanley sound that his father personified all the years of his life. Even the title, Beautiful Hills of Home, sounds like something Ralph and Carter might have sung 60 years ago." -Bluegrass Today
Another highlight of the album, and the second single released as a surprise for Father's Day this past June, is "Between Father's and Sons." As a touching tribute to the Father/Son relationships and lessons learned over the years between them, a video was produced using pictures of Dr. Ralph Stanley, Ralph Stanley II and also the third generation of Stanley family members, Ralph II's children, daughter Taylor, and son, Ralph III.
Lord Help Me Find the Way is a thoughtful collection of gospel toned and inspirational songs that Ralph II feels emody a lot of emotion and sentiment that not only he and his family have regarding the life and death of his well-known Father, but also that of the bluegrass community that loved him. He hopes that this album will in a lot of ways, provide a beautiful remembrance and serve as a dedication to Dr. Ralph Stanley and the lessons and memories in music, as well as family and friendship, that he left behind for all of us.
LORD HELP ME FIND THE WAY - Complete Track List
1. Jesus On The Mainline
Ralph Edmond Stanley II/Two Pops Music BMI
2. Between Fathers And Sons
John Barlow Jarvis/Gary Tolbert Nicholson, Sony/ATV
Tree Publishing, BMI, Sony ATV Cross Keys Publishing
3. Meet Me In Heaven Someday
Carl Jackson/Ronnie Bowman, Colonel Rebel Music ASCAP,
BMI/William Franklin Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
4. Glory Land
Russell Pruitt/Muy Bambinos Music ASCAP
5. Lord Help Me Find The Way
Ralph Edmond Stanley II/ Two Pops Music/BMI
6. John Caught A Vision
Carmen Logan/Draw Four Music, BMI
7. New Day In Heaven
Donna Ulisse/Marc A. Rossi/Uncle Hadley Music
ASCAP/Marc My Words Music ASCAP
8. Beautiful Hills Of Home
William Michael Wise BMI/Reba Joan Wise BMI/
Scott Tutt Music BMI
9. Old Family Graveyard
Richard L. Stanley/Donna Ulisse, Pop & Paw Music,
Uncle Hadley Music, ASCAP
10. I Hope My Lord Will Let Me In
Randall Hylton/Dennis Morgan Music BMI/
Paul Craft Music BMI
11. From Father To Son
Bil VornDick/Glen Carlton Duncan/Adam Engelhardt/
Mountainside Music BMI, Angels Elbow Music BMI/
Sony Music BMI
12. I Feel Like Going Home
Carter Stanley/Ralph Stanley/Fort Knox Music BMI/
Trio Music Company BMI
Next year marks Ralph Stanley II's 25th year in the bluegrass music industry, making music on his own, as a Clinch Mountain Boy alongside his Daddy, and now as the band leader of the Clinch Mountain Boys himself. Keep up on where you can see the band perform online, https://ralph2.com/tour, and follow them on Facebook.
Radio programmers can download the new album LORD HELP ME FIND THE WAY on Airplay Direct, and it is available worldwide from popular download and streaming distributors.