O Brother

Smokey River Boys

O Brother
Performed By Smokey River Boys
Album UPC 695407020227
CD Baby Track ID 6118785
Label Platinum Plus Universal Records
Released 2009-01-01
BPM 91
Rated 0
ISRC uscgj0903708
Year 2009
Spotify Plays 3,141
Writer Robert Metzgar ASCAP/Bob Zipkin ASCAP
Pub Co Walt Disney Music
Composer Robert Metzgar ASCAP/Bob Zipkin ASCAP
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Tennessee


*Red Hot & Bluegrass from the O Brother movie. All the big hits are here. Man Of Constant Sorrow, Down To The River To Pray, O Brother, and Keep On The Sunny Side all from the O Brother movie starring George Clooney


"O Brother" the album by the legendary Smokey River Boys and People Magazine called the album, "Red Hot Bluegrass." Three generations of Smokey River Boys have contributed to the group's long and distinguished career on MCA Universal Records. Seven AIRA (Academy Of International Recording Artists) have been achieved by the group for their music over the past 40 years.

The group was elected to the Legends Hall Of Fame, The Pioneer Bluegrass Hall Of Fame and the AIRA Hall Of Fame all within the last few years. They continue to produce the greatest bluegrass music of all the bluegrass groups who still record in the authentic accoustic style using all analog equipment. The Smokey River Boys have 2 of the 20 Greatest Hits in Bluegrass history. You can't buy a better album than Dueling Banjos and O Brother right here on www.cdbaby.com/cd/smokeyriverboys

Get all the Smokey River Boys information online at www.smokeyriverboys.com or call us at 800-767-4984 (toll free)

Nashville . New York . Hollywood

The legendary Smokey River Boys, on MCA Universal for three generations have been elected to the “Legends Hall Of Fame” in Branson, Missouri this week as announced by Hall Of Fame curators in Branson. The legendary group celebrated their 40th anniversary on the label in the year 2003. The current album out by the Smokey River Boys on MCA Universal and sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores everywhere is entitled “O Brother.” It is the # 17 album in the Bluegrass Billboard charts this week and the # 1 Bluegrass album in the Euro-bluegrass charts in Europe this week worldwide.

The single from the album, “O Brother” has been steadily gaining airplay throughout the United States since its endorsement by George Clooney who starred in the O Brother Where Art Thou movie. Written by Sr. Vice-President of Universal Special Products Division, Bob Zipkin and his co-writers Kimberly Ann Cook & Robert Metzgar, the single record has been endorsed by Hairl Hensley at the home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and Ken Berryhill who is a DJ at the Vanderbilt University Rock station in Nashville as one of the most played single records in all formats of radio in Nashville. The song is published by the Walt Disney Music Group in Hollywood.

No one seems to understand what has made the “O Brother” movement so popular, but to date over 13.5 million pieces of “O Brother” product has been sold by music retailers in the United States and the soundtrack has topped the Billboard charts at #1 for over two years in the Bluegrass section. In addition the song, “Man Of Constant Sorrow” which is out by the Smokey River Boys as one of the Top-20 bluegrass releases of all times, has become a bluegrass cult favorite with college kids in California who call themselves the “blueheads of bluegrass.” The Smokey River Boys version is out on a special Wal-Mart Bluegrass album entitled, “20 Greatest Hits of Bluegrass” in stores now!

The Smokey River Boys are played in every radio format in Nashville on gospel stations, country stations, adult contemporary stations and rock stations which has never before happened for any bluegrass group on the label according to the radio promotions director who promotes the Smokey River Boys on radio for MCA Universal nationally.

The boys are so famous now that they recently signed autographs at one of the special Navy Intel military bases where they signed from 10 a.m. in the morning till 3:30 a.m. the next morning, signing autographs for over 2000 military families and their children. The Smokey River Boys are proud sponsors of the Grand Ole Opry warm up show every Friday night from 7:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. “live” from the Grand Ole Opry on WSM 650 AM Radio with host Hairl Hensley. More information or Grand Ole Opry tickets can be found at www.opry.com or you can email Hairl Hensley at www.wsmonline.com

The current group which just appeared on the ABC Radio Network for a two hour “live” special with the Chaplain of Country Music at the Grand Ole Opry and the show’s host, Roger Fredinburg for “Legends & Legends In The Making” announced their election to the Legends Hall Of Fame by curators while on the air. Members of the current group include Robert Metzgar (lead singer from Texas) Stephen Hill (tenor) Woody Wright (baritone) and Doug Clements (bass singer). The band has 9 members including the brother of Alison Krauss, Viktor Krauss. You can get more information about the legendary band by going to any of the following web sites online or by calling toll free at 800-767-4984.

The original group of Lefty Jenkins, Luke Rogers, Sonny Wyatt and Bill Jackson had three multi-platinum albums which sold through Reader’s Digest and as a Time-Life-Warner Series called “Songs Of The Old West.” The second generation of Smokey River Boys are famous for their two platinum albums, “Dueling Banjos” and “Best Of Banjo” with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Grandpa Jones, and the Osborne Brothers. The single, “O Brother” is an airplay phenomenon at radio with the “O Brother” album now out on MCA Universal in Canada and Europe as well this month.

Smokey River Boys www.smokeyriverboys.com

Robert Metzgar
Smokey River Boys
330 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027-3282
800-767-4984 (toll free)
615-321-0600 (wk)
615-338-4497 (fax)

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