Duets include Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde and others
Their sonic legacy captivated fans, galvanized the country music industry and influenced legions of artists, but GRAMMY, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah, led by frontman Marty Raybon and co-founding member Mike McGuire, haven’t released an album of all-new music since 1994. That’ll change November 13th with Every Road via Foundry Records, which includes Shenandoah star power collaborations with Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley. The first single off the new album, “I’d Take Another One of Those,” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band is available now.
Shenandoah’s timeless catalog of No. 1 hits and harmonies led by frontman Marty Raybon solidified the group as a country music mainstay over the past 30 years. Every Road will be the band’s tenth studio album after notching 13 No. 1 hits and charting 26 singles on Billboard country charts throughout their career.
GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakers Shenandoah, fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, are celebrated for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the GRAMMY winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss.
Today that legacy continues as original members Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Raybon and McGuire formed Shenandoah in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal with Columbia Records and began establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits — “She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits — “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helped propel sales of the album to more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album.
Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a GRAMMY for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991.
1. I’d Take Another One of Those (& Zac Brown Band) [Brett Beavers, Brett James & Stephen Robson]
2. Make It Til Summertime (& Luke Bryan) [Dallas Davidson, Marty Raybon & Mike McGuire]
3. If Only (& Ashley McBryde) [Jaron Boyer, Lori McKenna & Phil Barton]
4. Every Road (& Dierks Bentley) [Brett Beavers, Jamie Moore & Kevin Griffin]
5. Then A Girl Walks In (& Blake Shelton) [Adam Sanders, Brad Warren & Brett Warren]
6. High Class Hillbillies (& Cody Johnson) [Jim Collins, Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire & Wade Kirby]
7. Everytime I Look At You (& Lady A) [Charles Kelley, Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood & Hillary Scott]
8. Life Would Be Perfect (& Brad Paisley) [Bill Luther, Phil O’Donnell & Wade Kirby]
9. I’ll Be Your Everything (& Carly Pearce) [Barry Hutchens, Mark Narmore & Marty Raybon]
10. Boots on Broadway [Austin Merrill]