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Among the most beloved and respected entertainers in the music industry today, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show continues to keep the spirit of the past alive with their authentic delivery of Bluegrass and Classic Country Music"Real Music" as they like to put it.  Harnessing the synergy and raw edginess of Classic Country Acts of the 1940's and 50's they bring the best of the past to the present with their high energy single microphone stage show. For nearly a quarter of a century they have touched the hearts of countless fans across the United States, Canada and abroad while establishing themselves as one of the most dynamic musical acts of this generation.

Their latest recording project 'Sho Nuff Country' on Patuxent Music Records was released to radio on November 1st. 2016. Graciously embraced by Country/alternative radio it received widespread airplay ending the month of November in the #1 spot on Airplay Direct's Top 50 Country/Alt.  Albums chart.  In addition to the success of their latest CD their long running guest appearances on RFD-TV's "Cumberland Highlanders Show' continues to reach millions of homes each week, gaining the group extended popularity among countless fans of  'Real Country Music' making them a household name among the viewers of this popular rural network.

For a down home, audience pleasing, good natured, toe tapping good time this is one band you don't want to miss. Check em out!


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After several months of anticipation the latest CD release "Sho-Nuff Country" by The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show on the Patuxent Music label is now available. The official release date is  October 1, 2016 and is available at this time on the Patuxent Music website. The new release should be available at most retail stores on or about October 15th.
 Like their last project, Sho-Nuff Country is a collection of country favorites that Karl recalls hearing on the radio and learning to play while growing up in Texas in the 1960s. It includes their acoustic country and bluegrass versions of songs made famous by Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Don Gibson, Hank Thompson, George Jones, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family and others.
 The new project contains seven country classics sung by Karl, and four instrumentals by the band; Billy Hurt,Jr on Fiddle, Brennen Ernst on banjo, Kris Shiflett on bass, Justin Harrison on mandolin, and Dany Bureau on scrub board. Also featured are four vocals from Hurt and Ernest, two in duet style. All are performed in Shiflett's retrograde fashion, looking back towards the earlier glory days of bluegrass and country music from the 1940s through the 1960s.
It's a real pleasure to work with a top notch professional sound engineer like Tom Mindte. He understands the music we play and why we continue to perform and preserve the magical sounds of yesteryear. As always we are excited about the music we play and getting it out there for folks to hear. If you like Bluegrass and Ole Time Country Music this CD is tailor made for you."  Karl Shiflett
The new CD is now available at all of the band's live shows and on Patuxent Music Records website at www.pxrec.com. Watch for release dates at retail outlets. 
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