Hall of Fame Offers “Sunday In the Country”

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• March 4, 2010

The Country Music Hall of Fame is partnering with New Haven Records to release Sunday in the Country: 12 Inspiring Hits From Today’s Top Country Artists. Set for a March launch at Christian retail through Provident-Integrity Distribution, the CD will be released to mainstream outlets through Sony Distribution.

Artists featured on the project include Trace Adkins, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack.

“For more than 20 years, our company has focused on the uniquely American genres of country, southern gospel, and black gospel music,” says New Haven Records President Ken Harding. “Sunday in the Country, the third project in our outstanding partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, has the potential to be our most successful release in the series.”

“Inspirational songs have always had an important place in the country music canon,” adds Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director Kyle Young. “The songs that comprise Sunday in the Country uphold this rich tradition, offering hope, fellowship, solace and gratitude. New Haven Records has been releasing meaningful country and gospel recordings for two decades, and we’re pleased to be partners with them on this project.”

Joining collections such as Three Wooden Crosses, Amazing Grace, Country’s Salute to Gospel and Songs for Worship—Country, this newest compilation represents the top-voted selections in a survey sent to hundreds of country radio programmers. The list was then reviewed by historians at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, who developed the final selection for the project in association with Harding.

Sunday in the Country track listing:
“Long Black Train”
Josh Turner

“I Believe”
Diamond Rio

“But for the Grace of God”
Keith Urban

“Blessed”
Martina McBride

“Drugs or Jesus”
Tim McGraw

“Muddy Water”
Trace Adkins

“Go Rest High on That Mountain
Vince Gill

“Holes in the Floor of Heaven”
Steve Wariner

“Up to Him”
Tracy Lawrence

“Angels Among Us”
Alabama

“Get Up in Jesus’ Name”
Lee Ann Womack

“I Found Jesus on the Jailhouse Floor”
George Strait

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