Volume 52, Number 17

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sierra Hull releases new album

Sierra Hull releases new albumRounder Records is pleased to announce the March 8th release of 19-year old mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull's Daybreak. Produced by Union Station bassist Barry Bales, Daybreak is the much anticipated follow-up to her 2008 hit Secrets. Three years and a move from family's home in tiny Byrdstown to Boston's Berklee College of Music Hall. Hull penned seven of the 12 songs on Daybreak, a collection that stands up quite well next to the outside material. There's a pair of sprightly instrumentals, her first ever western swing number and several songs that show her emotional sophistication. In songs that fall squarely in the bluegrass tradition, feelings are out in the open; during county-leaning compositions, she ponders relationships from more introspective angles, and the title track-a breathtaking pop ballad-is the most ruminative moment of all.
One of the most respected artists in the new school of bluegrass, Hull has received five IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) nominations in the past three years and is the first bluegrass musician to receive Berklee School of Music's prestigious Presidential Scholarship. Sierra's song Easy Come, Easy Go has been featured on CMT and will be airing as a bonus video on Top 20 countdown during March 11th-13th. Sierra performed with label mate Alison Krauss at this year's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC in February. The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event attended by President Obama and held on the first Thursday in February each year. The event hosted by members of Congress and was attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries.

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