Dale Ann Bradley is one of bluegrass music’s treasures, a native of Kentucky who grew up immersed in the culture and tradition of the music and who is gifted with one of the most natural and expressive voices bluegrass has ever known. A three-time winner of the IBMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year (2007-2009), Bradley describes SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF CRAZY as her most mature effort yet. Bradley has continued to focus on her song writing which shines on “Round and Round” and “Leaving Kentucky”, both autobiographical songs which speak to personal challenges that Bradley has confronted and the peace that she has made with herself. The album’s title track, “Somewhere South of Crazy”, which was co-written with Pam Tillis who also lends a harmony vocal, offers a female take on a road trip south set to an irresistible bluegrass groove. Bradley offers a nod to Bill Monroe with a hard driving take on the Monroe classic “In Despair” and a bluegrass interpretation of Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze”. Stuart Duncan, Steve Gulley, Andy Hall, Sierra Hull, Pam Tillis, and Alison Brown all make guest appearances on the album, which was also produced by Brown.
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