In 2008 Steve Oliver released an album called Stone to the Bone Country and on that album was a song that was never released as a single. It’s called “two Below In Tupelo” and featured a duet with Steve and the late great Vern Gosdin.
Recently Steve talked with Nashville Music Guide and shared his dream of finally releasing the song as single and what a joy to have a new duet partner, the incomparable Rhonda Vincent. Steve’s idea of doing the song as a trio is magical. Vern is still there and Rhonda steps in to smooth out the edges.
The song was written by Steve Oliver along with Lee Bach and Gilles Goddard. Originally released in October of 2008 on the album Stone to the Bone Country this is one of the truest classic country songs I’ve heard in a long time.
True to the roots of what country music has always held dear to so many fans who believe in the “real” side of country music.
Steve Oliver, a Grammy nominated songwriter and Nashville recording artist is true to his roots in keeping with traditional country music. Country music is truly where his heart is and this new single is even more special because one of his closest and dearest friends was part of it, Vern Gosdin.
Rhonda Vincent is such a jewel. I had my first opportunity to hear Rhonda when she was touring with the great Gene Watson. Rhonda is truly the Queen of Bluegrass with 6 Grammy nominations and hundreds of awards.
~CMT NEWS ~
“Rhonda Vincent – A bandleader who ranks with Bill Monroe and Ricky Skaggs when it comes to inventiveness, virtuosity and discipline, Vincent played to each of her band member’s strengths, urging them along with her own driving excellence as a vocalist, mandolinist and fiddler.
“Vincent is too good to be mortal” ~Ed Morris
The late great Vern Gosdin gave us an amazing legacy of hit’s in country music. In 1983 Vern had two top five hits, one of my favorites “If You’re Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)” will always be synonymous with Vern Gosdin. A young man growing up in a family who sang Gospel music, hit the high note when in1989 Gosdin’s “Chiseled in Stone,” won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year award, the son was co-written Max D. Barnes. Even though country music went through several changes through out 80’s and country rock, and pop was introduced, Vern stayed true to his roots and continued to record many hit’s during his long career.
This new single features the three, Steve Oliver, Vern Gosdin, and Rhonda Vincent, in one of the years most promising new trio releases. Other artists performing on this album include Hank Singer and Joe Spivey on Fiddle, Buddy Hyatt on guitar, Brent Mason- guitar, Eddie Bayers and Lonnie Wilson – on drums, Bobby Terry – acoustic guitar, James Mitchell- guitar, and the notorious Mike Johnson on steel. For more information on where you can enjoy music from all three of exceptional entertainers please visit the links below and keep your ears to the radio waves for “Two Below In Tupelo.”