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Nora Jane Strutehrs & The Party Line’s CMT DEBUT:

“Bike Ride” TOPS CMT Pure’s 12-Pack Countdown!

1.    Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line – “Bike Ride”

2.    Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight”

3.    Caroline Kole – “Money to Me”

4.    Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”

5.    Morgan Frazier – “Hey Bully”

6.    Chris Young – “Aw Naw”

7.    Sundy Best – “These Days”

8.    Jimmy Buffett and Toby Keith – “Too Drunk to Karaoke”

9.    Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”

10.  Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”

11.  Sarah Jarosz – “Over the Edge”

12.  Steep Canyon Rangers – “Tell the Ones I Love”

 

We are overwhelmed and so grateful for your support!  Thank you!

xoxo

Nora Jane

 

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WE DID IT!!  BIKE RIDE DEBUTED AT #1!!!

Your overwhelming support made our Bike Ride video the #1 video in the CMT Pure Country’s 12-Pack Countdown this week!!!!   Dycee Wildman  (http://dyceewildman.com), our director/producer and friend, really made a beautiful work of art and I am so pleased that CMT has given us this opportunity to get it in front of a broader audience.   

I had a great time working with Robby Hecht (http://www.robbyhecht.com) on this song, and cannot say how thrilled I am by the number of people who took the time to vote, and vote again, for the video.  

You’ve made me feel like we truly accomplishing one of our goals: We travel around playing music we love in an attempt to use it to create experiences that build community. You’ve shown me the power of community.  I mean, you lifted us, a totally DIY Indie band, up among major label artists.  YOU are OUR Party Line.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  I can’t wait to share our new music with you.

We also have some great new videos we can’t wait to share with you.  Please make sure you’re on our mailing list.  And if you send an email to this link we will immediately email you a Behind the Scenes video from our fall tour.

Xoxo

Nora Jane

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Voting has closed, so now it’s time to watch! Please check out the 12-Pack Countdown on CMT Pure Country this weekend to see if our Bike Ride video made the list. Thank you for voting!

All shows are aired on CMT Pure Country at the times listed below no matter your timezone:

Friday – 9 p.m.
Saturday – 2 a.m., 9 a.m., and 7 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m., and 7 p.m.
Monday – 10 a.m.
Tuesday – 4 p.m.

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One of the things that makes you appreciate, REALLY appreciate, The Party Line is the versatility of the musicians.  The Party Line musicians don’t just play one instrument — they ALL move around, comfortably, as Nora Jane’s sets unfold.

Joe Overton is a remarkable example of this versatility.  Originally from Smithville, TN, Joe has been traveling and playing music across the U. S. and Europe since 2007. Joe features a thrilling banjo, but he also plays guitar, fiddle, and pedal steel.  Joe sings on many of Nora Jane’s beautiful songs, and he is an accomplished songwriter of his own.

Joe spent years studying and teaching Old-Time fiddle and banjo music, and, before moving back to Tennessee to join The Party Line,  was living in Charlottesville, VA, fronting the Honky Tonk band The Clear Blue Sky.  In 2012, Joe also spent some time touring Ireland with the New York-based old-time roots band, Tumbling Bones.

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Nora Jane and The Party Line are honored to have been selected to announce the 2014 lineup for MerleFest!  Throughout their Fall Tour, Nora Jane & TPL will be posting video clips announcing another artist who will be sharing the bill at this most wonderful festival!

Nora Jane had the honor of announcing Locus Honey String Band and Town Mountain here:

 

MerleFest’s Steve Johnson got things started with the Road to MerleFest by letting Nora Jane & TPL make the first announcement — that Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line were themselves selected to play MerleFest 2014:

If you aren’t familiar with MerleFest, you should be!  MerleFest is considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serving as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson, who passed away May 29, 2012.  MerleFest is a celebration of “traditional plus” music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts over 90 artists, performing on 14 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

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