Carrie Hassler Debuts on Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

Article Contributed by Rural Rhythm Records | Published on Monday, May 14, 2012

Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce CARRIE HASSLER debuts at #10 this week on Billboard Magazine's Bluegrass Album Chart with her new release, THE DISTANCE.  “This set finds Hassler turning in a heartfelt vocal performance that puts her vocal and interpretative skills front and center with her claiming that real estate like a super pro that never has to look back.  The kind of Nashville album that fans have been clamoring for and complaining just isn’t made any more, this is proof that mainstream doesn’t have to be a dirty word.  Simply a super country album throughout,” says Midwest Record Reviews.Numerous tracks are hits with both Radio and Media alike.  The title cut, “The Distance” (written by Ashley McBryde) debuted last week on the U.K. Hot Disc Country Radio Airplay Chart with “Luxury Liner” (written by Gram Parsons) making its debut at #15 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart (5/4).   “Carrie Hassler’s 'Luxury Liner' carried me away.  Super tempo, superb vocals, and top of the line pickin’ plus a nod to Emmylou’s version.  Gram would’ve loved it,” raved Barry Tashian (Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band).Music News Nashville has their favorite saying, “Maybe the gem of the collection is the stunning 'Catch My Breath', which sounds like something that could be straight from the pages of Connie Smith a la 1967. Hassler has been paying her dues and growing as an artist for a long time now, and with THE DISTANCE, I think it’s obvious she’s ready for that next step!” “Catch My Breath” was written by Bobby K. Boyd (Hassler’s cousin) and Dale Roberson.THE DISTANCE also includes the award-winning talents of: Tim Stafford (guitar); Ron Stewart (banjo); Justin Moses (fiddle); Alan Bibey (mandolin); Mark Fain (bass); Mark Laws (Percussion); Dale Ann Bradley (harmony vocals), and the album’s producer Steve Gulley (harmony vocals).For more information on Carrie Hassler, please visit, Facebook and follow her on Twitter.  For more information on Rural Rhytym Records, please visit