Nashville,Tenn. 11/17/18 -It may only be November, but Bluegrass sensation Nu-Blu isn’t wasting any time getting into the Christmas spirit with their upcoming project, Shine. The EP serves as the award-winning band’s first holiday effort. The future stocking-stuffer will be available this Friday, November 17 and is released via Voxhall Records. Fans can purchase a copy on iTunes, Amazon, and other popular digital retailers nationwide, or stream on Spotify, Pandora or other major streaming services.
“Christmas is our favorite time of the year! This year is extra special because we have the opportunity to share a few of our favorite Christmas songs, both sacred and secular on our first ever Christmas CD. Recording this project was an exciting, unique, and very emotional experience. The birth of our Savior is not only a time for quiet reflection, but also for great joy and celebration. That’s what we have strived to convey for this wonderful season.” -Carolyn J Routh, Nu-Blu
The lead single from the EP, “Shine,” was penned by award-winning songwriters Kristy Jackson (Take It Back – Reba McEntire) and Megan Conner (Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, The Swon Brothers). The title track tells a familiar story, with a clever spin, detailing the Saviors birth from the perspective of the star that marked his birthplace in Bethlehem.
Shine features five new recordings, all with a unique Bluegrass twist. Included on the project are Christmas classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” as well as seasonal sacred tunes “Mary Did You Know” and “What Child Is This.”
It’s been a jam-packed year for Nu-Blu, who kicked off the 2017 performing at the national NAMM show in Anaheim, California; the year would later see the in-demand Americana/Bluegrass band performing throughout North America. Nu-Blu continued to send shockwaves within the genre on the release of their latest full-length album, Vagabonds. The project’s lead single, “Still Small Voice,” features Country Music Hall of Fame Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune. The song currently sits at No. 8 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Airplay Chart.