– A HIGHLIGHT TRACK FROM SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY CD!
FAITH RUNS DEEP IN NEW COUNTRY COLLECTION BENEFITING COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of FAME® and MUSEUM
(Nashville, Tennessee) –April 23, 2010 — New Haven Records in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum last month presented the much-anticipated release of Sunday in the Country: 12 Inspiring Hits From Today’s Top Country Artists.
The landmark CD includes a virtual “Who’s Who” of Grammy, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music award-winning artists–underscoring that themes of “family and faith” run deep in country music, as evidenced by the explosion of inspiring hits topping the mainstream radio and sales charts.
The twelve tracks presented in Sunday in the Country are songs that have individually sold millions of units—they are songs that have become modern country-gospel classics and touched the lives of countless listeners with the message of faith
Steve Wariner talked recently about his chart topping CMA Single and Song of the Year contribution to the album–his inspiring glimpse of eternity that moved countless millions of listeners–Holes In The Floor of Heaven. *
As he recalls, the song was a bit of “divine inspiration.” Billy Kirsch brought the title phrase to a song writing session with Wariner and the rest, as they say, is country music history.
“Every week I still get letters and e-mails about that song and how it has touched people,” Wariner noted in a recent interview. “To this day, I don’t take the impact of this song lightly.”
“Holes In The Floor of Heaven” was the first song released from his critically acclaimed debut album on Capitol Records. “Hug, enjoy and love those who are dear to you,” Steve wrote in the CD liner notes. “Let them know right now what is in your heart because our journey on this earth is so very short. I dedicate ‘Holes in the Floor of Heaven’ to all our loved ones we have lost.”
In addition to Steve Wariner, other artists featured on the new collection include Trace Adkins, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, and Lee Ann Womack.
In the short month since its release, Sunday In The Country has proven its connectivity with listeners. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization.
* Written by Steve Wariner / Billy Kirsch Music of Stage Three/ Steve Wariner Music / Silver Cholla Music (BMI). Under license from Universal Music Enterprises.