NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rural Rhythm Christian has announced Steve Gulley’s first gospel album “Family, Friends & Fellowship” will be released on July 22.
The Gulley family name enjoys a rich musical heritage that reaches across generations with strong roots in gospel music. It started with long time radio personality Don Gulley who was a founding member of the bluegrass group the Pinnacle Mountain Boys.
Steve Gulley performed for many years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, was a founding member of bluegrass super groups Mountain Heart and Grasstowne, was a regular featured performer at Renfro Valley and now performs with Dale Ann Bradley.
Joining Steve on his Family, Friends & Fellowship album is an incredible list of family and friend all-star performers and musicians who were hand-picked to help make the songs and their message come to life in the most special way possible.
Guest performers on this album include Doyle Lawson, Joe Mullins, Dale Ann Bradley, Rickey Wasson, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Les Butler, Don Gulley, Vic Graves, Debbie Gulley and Linda Gulley. They are backed by an impressive list of musicians including Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Ron Stewart, Mark Fain, Phil Leadbetter, Alan Bibey, Jason Burleson, Brandon Godman, Stuart Wyrick, Scott Powers, Bryan Turner, Gary Robinson Jr. and Mark Laws.
“God has blessed me to realize more than I have ever dreamed. Playing on a Steve Gulley album was beyond my wildest dreams. What an honor! What a CD!” said Les Butler (Solid Gospel Radio, Singing News Magazine, Front Porch Fellowship).
Produced by Steve Gulley and recorded at the Curve Recording Studios in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Family, Friends & Fellowship contains 14 songs with a wide range of songwriters including many Steve Gulley original songs along with songs written by contemporary songwriters and standards by Ronny Hinson, Hank Williams, G.T. Speer, E.M. Bartlett, Carl Story, Gary Kidwell and more.
“My goal for this album is to share my spiritual journey through music that will hopefully make the listener think, reflect, reminisce and rejoice all while lifting their spirits and warming their soul,” says Steve Gulley.
Steve’s first single from the album certainly accomplishes his goal with the uplifting gospel standard “Victory In Jesus” which has a fresh feel with those Steve Gulley signature vocals and performed by an all-star bluegrass cast including Tim Stafford (guitar), Adam Steffey (mandolin), Ron Stewart (banjo and fiddle), Mark Fain (bass) with harmony vocals by Bryan Turner.
Available soon will be a video track-by-track by Steve Gulley discussing the backstories on each song and a lyric video for the single “Victory In Jesus.”
The album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, is now available for D.J. downloads on AirPlay Direct.
Steve Gulley is currently on tour with Dale Ann Bradley and playing solo performances. Visit Stevegulley.com for a complete listing of his tour dates.