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Pickin' On the Biggest Hits of the 1980s Vol. 2

By Jessica Apperson

Pickin' On the Biggest Hits of the 1980s Vol. 2

We are beyond excited to announce our upcoming project - Pickin' On the Biggest Hits of the 1980s Vol. 2 featuring Brad Davis - Available 2.24.17 

GRAMMY Record Winning Performer (Warren Zevon’s The Wind) Brad Davis is known in the Bluegrass circles for his original Double-Down-Up guitar technique, his songwriting, vocals and producer talents. He has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Earl Scruggs, Marty Stuart, Tommy Shaw, and Billy Bob Thornton, just to name a few. Brad has also made television appearances on Leno, Conan, The View, Good Morning America, Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel. 

"I am so honored to be the producer of the CMH bluegrass tribute to the legendary hits of the 80s.  I felt like these songs had such an impact on our generation that the only way to create a bluegrass arrangement was to use the original track as my pilot for the grass version.  I fell in love with these songs years ago and I hope this tribute will cause everyone to fall in love again."- Brad Davis

"Of all the renditions of our song—and there are many—Brad Davis has taken it to a place I never expected in the coolest way," - Toto's Steve Lukather 

Read more: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/toto-africa-goes-bluegrass-steve-lukather-approves/30664 

Pre-Order on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/africa-feat.-brad-davis/id1201494384?i=1201495054 

Pre-Order on our website: https://www.cmhrecords.com/collections/pickin-on/products/pickin-on-the-biggest-hits-of-the-1980s-vol-2   

Take a listen to Toto's "Africa"

 

 

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Strummin' with the Devil- Looking Back 10 Years

By Jessica Apperson

Strummin' with the Devil- Looking Back 10 Years

June 6th, 2006 was a very big day for us at CMH records, it marked the release of Strummin' with the Devil, The Southern Side Of Van Halen (featuring David Lee Roth)! To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of this release, we gathered together to  relive the magic of working with David Lee Roth and the prolifict bluegrass musicians behind this album. We hope you enjoy!

Tomorrow is the last day you can download this album for $7.99--> http://cmh.io/StrumminDevil

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Behind the Scenes with Iron Horse

By Jessica Apperson

Behind the Scenes with Iron Horse

Iron Horse is the band behind many a Pickin' On Series album, perhaps most notably Fade To Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metalica. We of course couldn't make an album like Strummin' with the Devil without them and their renditions of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love and Unchained are truly incredible! If you have ever wondered how our albums get made, we have a treat for you.... Iron Horse lets us in on what it was like to work on Strummin' with the Devil(The Southern Side of Van Halen)!

Watch here --> Behind the Scenes with Iron Horse

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Out with the old, in with the new...

By Jessica Apperson

Hi everybody!  Welcome to the new and improved home for CMH Records! If you haven't already noticed, we've redesigned our website from top to bottom and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all.

Whether you want to explore the Pickin' On catalog, dig into our classic bluegrass, or connect with us through social media, this is the place to do it!

We’ve got plenty of new, wonderful things planned for the site and our catalog.  Right now, we are in the middle of a month-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Strummin' With the Devil - The Southern Side of Van Halen (featuring David Lee Roth)!  To celebrate, we've dropped the price of the album for the entire month of June. This album is truly special to us, and we’re gonna be releasing new content to give some insight into the creation of this incredible album. Discount available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon!

So kick up your feet, stay awhile, and enjoy all the exciting new things to come!

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