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Darin and Brooke Aldridge Share Heartwarming 'Hometown Holiday' Album

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NEWS SOURCE: Wortman Works
November 17, 2023

NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 17, 2023) – Distinguished Bluegrass/Americana duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge are set to captivate audiences this holiday season with the release of their highly-anticipated album, Hometown Holiday. Available on November 17th from Billy Blue Records, the album is a soul-stirring celebration of (and reflection on) the season, showcasing the duo's exceptional musical mastery and harmonious vocal blend. 

Hometown Holidayalbum features 13 exceptionally curated tunes each imbued with the duo’s signature style, from spirited tracks evoking the joy and fun of the season (“With Bells On,” “The Chipmunk Song,” and “Must Be Santa” to tender ballads celebrating the true meaning of Christmas like “Who Do You Think,” “Noel,” and “Light of the Stable.” The album includes non-traditional songs (“River” (Joni Mitchell) and “It Wasn’t His Child” (Skip Ewing)) which explore the challenges the season brings for some and the importance of family. Brooke Aldridge, four-time consecutive winner of International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year prize, soars on “Breath of Heaven,” while Darin Aldridge’s distinctive tenor voice is featured on a wonderful bluegrass take on the Beach Boys classic, “Little Saint Nick.” Hometown Holiday promises to be a delightful addition to every holiday playlist.

The album features the duo’s vocal and instrumental prowess along with the considerable talents of Cody Kilby (guitar), Samantha Snyder (fiddle), Jacob Metz (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Tim Surrett (bass) and Mark Fain (bass).

Darin and Brooke share their excitement about the newly released album sharing, “Christmas is a time for coming together, and we hope our music brings joy, warmth, and happiness to homes around the world this holiday season. This album is a showcase of some of our favorite tunes of the season that we have loved throughout the years. These songs are sure to transport listeners back to the place where their heart yearns to be during this special time.”

Hometown Holiday is available everywhere on November 17 and is distributed by the Orchard (Sony) and New Day Christian Distributors. 

About Darin & Brooke Aldridge: 

Darin and Brooke Aldridge continue to ascend to new heights in the music industry while keeping their easy-going, down-to-earth connection with audiences everywhere. Brooke is a four-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award for Female Vocalist of the Year, while Darin, once a former member of The Country Gentlemen,is a former IBMA Mentor of the Year and a truly gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist. They have had numerous nominations over the years from the IBMA, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), the Gospel Music Association (GMA Dove Awards) and the Inspirational Country Music Association. In April 2023, they were named “Bluegrass Artists of the Year” at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. Also in 2023, the IBMA nominated the smash hit “Jordan,” featuring Ricky Skaggs, Mo Pitney and Mark Fain, in the Gospel Recording of the Year category while the GMA nominated the song for its Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year award.

The North Carolina natives have enjoyed top spots on the Billboard, SiriusXM, Bluegrass Today, Bluegrass Unlimited, Americana/Roots, and Gospel charts. Their music videos have been featured on Country Music Television (CMT), CMT Edge, Great American Country (GAC), Bluegrass Ridge TV, and The Bluegrass Situation. Their television appearances include PBS’ Mountain Stage, Songs of the Mountain and Music City Roots; RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner, Country’s Family Reunion and The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour; Great American Gospel; The Bluegrass Road and Blue Highways TV. They have graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry more than 50 times.

A career highlight from the 2021 release This Life We’re Livin’ was “He’s Getting Me Ready,” a gospel rouser featuring Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys. It spent an incredible record-setting five months atop The Singing News gospel chart. OFFICIAL WEBSITE

About Billy Blue Records:

Billy Blue Records is a boutique bluegrass label and home to an award-winning roster of artists including Adam McIntosh, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, Appalachian Road Show, Authentic Unlimited, Carson Peters and Iron Mountain, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Dave Adkins, Donna Ulisse, Jason Barie, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Kristy Cox, Marty Raybon, The Tennessee Bluegrass Band, and critically-acclaimed concept recordings like the Grammy-nominated “Gonna Sing Gonna Shout” and 2021’s star-studded “Country Faith Bluegrass.” Founded in 2018 by Jerry Salley, Ed Leonard, and Dottie Leonard Miller, Billy Blue is distributed to retail by the Orchard (Sony) and New Day Distribution.


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