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Nate Gibson & the Stars of Starday

by Nate Gibson & the Stars of Starday

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24 Starday songs recorded as duets with the original Starday artists:

Betty Amos w/ Judy & Jean - Stars of the Louisiana Hayride and Wheeling Jamboree who were among the first women to write & record their own truck driving songs. Betty was just the second woman ever recorded playing Scruggs-style banjo.

Bill Clifton - Bluegrass Hall of Famer and International Ambassador of Bluegrass Music

Rudy “Tutti” Grayzell - Rockabilly Hall of Famer and Elvis Presley’s touring mate in the mid ‘50s

Wade Jackson - Grand Ole Opry Road Show performer and author of “Don’t Be Angry,” a huge hit for his brother Stonewall Jackson

Sleepy LaBeef - Rockabilly Hall of Famer and rock and roll legend

Little Roy Lewis - Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Gospel Music Hall of Famer, Georgia Music Hall of Famer, and also the most recorded Starday artist of all-time

Jesse McReynolds - Bluegrass Hall of Famer and one of the longest tenured members of the Grand Ole Opry. Also 1/2 of the longest-lasting brother duet in country music history, Jim & Jesse.

Darnell Miller - Star of West Virginia's Saturday evening Country Jamboree TV shows and the longest-tenured member of the Wheeling Jamboree

Frankie Miller - The "Black Land Farmer" himself, star of the Louisiana Hayride and frequent Grand Ole Opry guest

Arnold Parker - Rockabilly Hall of Famer and 2018 inductee into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame

Margie Singleton - Hit songwriter, renowned session vocalist, and the first woman to record a duet LP with George Jones

June Stearns - The last Smokey Mountain Girl in Roy Acuff’s band and frequent duet partner with Red Sovine, Johnny Duncan, Lefty Frizzell, and many more. She was also the first woman to duet with Pete Drake's Talking Steel Guitar

What an amazing group of country music stars!! It’s a really fun record with a lot of traditional country music, bluegrass, rockabilly, western swing, honky-tonk, and gospel music legends from the 1950s and ‘60s! I love that all of these artists are still making great music today, 50-60 years after their Starday records first came out, and I'm super excited for their fans to discover these new recordings of their Starday classics!


released June 1, 2019

Label and Release:
CD - Bear Family Productions BCD 17588
2xLP - Gibson Records NG-2019

Producer: Nate Gibson

Recorded and Mixed by: Mike Bridavsky (Russian Recording), Cris Burns (Ameripolitan Studios), Drew Carroll (The Bomb Shelter), Eddie Duquesne (The Bomb Shelter), Jon Estes (The Bomb Shelter), Bobby Flores (B.A.M. Recording Studios), Nate Gibson, Buck Jarrell (Buck's Place Recording), Roy Kay (Madrona Ranch), and Rich Morpurgo (Midwest Audio Recording)

Mastered: Tom Meyer (Master & Servant)

Design by: Nate Gibson / Retrograph

Introduction to Notes: Marty Stuart, Frankie Miller

Liner Notes: Nate Gibson

Musicians: Tim Atwood - piano; Dena El Saffar - fiddle; Pete Finney - pedal steel guitar; Nate Gibson - vocals, acoustic guitar, upright bass; Steve Hinson - electric guitar, pedal steel guitar; Bobby Horton - steel guitar; Timon Kaple - bass six; Kevin Kathey - drums; Mike Lee - acoustic guitar; Little Roy Lewis - banjo, acoustic guitar; Carl Sonny Leyland - piano; Lizzy Long - fiddle, vocals; Jesse McReynolds - mandolin; John McTigue III - drums; Jerry Miller - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, dobro; Tim Moore - drums; Dave Roe - upright bass; Joe Rucker - backing vocals; Chris Scruggs - drums, steel guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, dobro; Kevin Smith - upright bass; Lonnie Spiker - electric bass, backing vocals; Marty Stuart - mandolin; Bobby Trimble - drums; Tom Umberger - electric guitar; Kenny Vaughan - electric guitar, acoustic guitar


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Nate Gibson Madison, Wisconsin

Much like Starday Records, whose slogan was "Preserving Our Nation's Musical Heritage," so too is Nate Gibson. Nate has spent the majority of his life researching and writing about American roots music and during that time he has continued to tour, record, and write original music. His albums have been released by Bear Family, Swelltune Records, Goofin’ Records, and Cow Island Music. ... more

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