Wednesday, May 14, 2014
HIGHROADIII Releases New CD With Big Party
The Country/Bluegrass sounding Gospel group performed their new release in it's entirety to a packed house at the Backstage Room of 3rd and Lindsley, a restaurant known for it's musical events in Nashville.
Performing songs from their sophomore project these ladies demonstrated some of the closest harmony you will ever hear. The CD has a wide variety of musical tastes from a short a capella rendition of the old hymn “Count Your Blessings” to the Southern Gospel Hit “Beulah Land” to the contemporary stylings of “Redeemer”.
Lending their hands to this project included multi-award winning artists Bill Gaither singing Bass, Greg Ritchie playing drums and Ben Isaacs producing the album. Greg Ritchie also performed with the group at the CD Party.
Though the girls included enough cover tunes to keep it interesting, there is some great original material to listen to also. Penned in part by group members Sarah Davison, Kiley Phillips and upright Bass player Stephen Wilder “Worry” is an upbeat Bluegrassy song that will lift your spirit any time you are down. The other tune written by group members “Don't Weep For Me” has a nice Country feel and a real message that will get you thinking about Heaven. There is even one novelty song “Prayer Chain” which speaks of how a prayer chain can in some cases be a rumor chain. It's a really cute song. The title song “Angel At The Crossroads” seems to have a special meaning to the lives of each of the ladies.
All in all it was a night of fun and great fellowship including HIGHROADIII fans, some media, other Gospel artists and even some Belmont University students. Kiley Phillips, Lead singer and guitar player, commented "We are so thankful for each and every person who came out to our CD Release Party. We had such an amazing time sharing our new project with our closest friends and family. The support and encouragement that we felt is so humbling and gives us a charge to work even harder to spread the Word of God and His message that we all three believe in."
All three members of HIGHROADIII are Belmont University graduates. Sarah Davidson, Kiley Phillips and Anna Grace Kimbrough make up the ladies of HIGHROADIII while Stephen Wilder plays the upright Bass with them as often as possible.
In an additional note, HIGHROADIII has recently signed an extensive publicity agreement with AG Publicity of Nashville, TN. Pamela Unthank of AG Publicity stated “The first time I heard these three young ladies I knew they had a sound that was going to take them a long way toward getting them to where they want to be in their careers. We are proud to represent a group with such a great sound and loving spirit.”
You can learn more about HIGHROADIII at http://www.highroadmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/HIGHROAD3 .
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In a world where conformity is king and following the crowd is practically a survival instinct, the women of HIGHROADIII, an award-winning Appalachian gospel group from Nashville who just happen to be the best of friends, too, have always preferred the road less traveled.
And so it’s fitting that the trio’s new album, which also features the girls’ inventive instrumentation, would bear the same name. Filled with the beautiful, haunting melodies and vocals that have been the group’s hallmark, Sarah Davison, Anna Grace Kimbrough and Kiley Phillips, all graduates of Belmont University’s prestigious School of Music, feel the songs from The Road Less Traveled reflect their personal journey of being set apart.