The Running Roots Press PhotoWe know it’s Christmas, and a lot of folks are just finishing up their Christmas shopping.  However, if you have a few dollars left, and you would like to help a great new country duo fund their new CD, we have a way you can help.  We received the following press release about Running Roots, and wanted to share that with all of you.  Check out the release, visit their web site, listen to “Talking to a Stone”, and if you can help financially, we hope you will.

It doesn’t just take time, talent and hard work to get a music career off the ground.  It also takes money.  We’re hoping you will read the press release below, and, as we said, visit the web site, listen to the song, and do what you can to be part of giving Brett Rutledge and Hillary McBride a little help along the way to what we believe will be a very successful career.

rr1{Press Release]  Nashville based duo The Running Roots, have launched a crowd funding campaign via IndieGoGo. Their goal $12,000. The duo composed of Hillary McBride and Brett Rutledge, released their first self titled independent EP in 2014. iTunes named it a “New and Noteworthy” EP of 2014. It also found its way into the Top 40 country EP’s on iTunes.

While the duo was formed in 2013, neither Rutledge nor McBride are new to the music scene. They both moved to Nashville over 8 years ago and identify as songwriters at heart. They’ve had cuts on ABC’s Nashville, in the feature film Son of God and recently won the 2015 Country Showdown Songwriting Contest.

The campaign, which aims to cover production costs for their upcoming independent EP “Hurt,” along with packaging and marketing efforts, offers fans a sneak peak of new material. It also grants fans the opportunity to receive one of a kind prizes for their contribution. Some of which include, handmade vintage key necklaces, made by the band, an autographed EP and the chance to hang with the band in the studio.

Meeting several years ago during an assigned co-write, with then publisher Word Music Publishing, they simply hit it off. After being dropped by the publisher, they began getting together to write music for fun. “It wasn’t forced and it just worked,” explained Rutledge. As artists they’ve performed at venues across Nashville including The Bluebird Café and even spent time in LA after being asked to audition for The Voice. “I think we grew a lot after our journey auditioning for The Voice and then coming back home and getting our bigger cut on the Son of God soundtrack, was amazing,” states McBride.

rr2They describe their music as, “Honest story telling, melodically thoughtful Americana/country – with a touch of pop!” explains McBride. When asked about influences, they range from LifeHouse, Ben Rector and Kacey Musgraves to Whitney Houston, Martina McBride and George Strait…to name a few. The thing they love most about performing, “It connects me to people that I normally wouldn’t connect with. If I can express my story through song and impact others, then it’s a win for me. And having the opportunity to share the experience with Hillary, it’s so much fun to be playing music with someone I care about – she also gives me more confidence,” explains Rutledge.

Their excitement about the new EP, can not be easily missed. “This will be a 100% honest reflection of who we are as a duo, driven by us, and created by us. We’ve grown stronger as a band after all the punches that life and the music industry have thrown our way, which makes us that much more excited to make this record on our own. We want to give our fans music that we hope they will love and that we feel confident putting out there. Plus, creating a record with our friends, who just happen to be wicked talented, makes the recording process that much more fun and magical!” states McBride.

rr4To help The Running Roots make their next record, visit their IndieGoGo Campaign at:

In addition to their web site, visit their Facebook page, and remember to ‘Like” it while you are there! You will find their EP on itunes, and hear more songs on YouTube.  Head on over to Twitter, too, where you can follow them @therunningroots.  If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.

We are slowly starting to wind down for the holidays here at Country’s Chatter, but we’ll be back as often as we can before we close the offices on Wednesday afternoon!

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We know it’s Christmas, and a lot of folks are just finishing up their Christmas shopping.  However, if you have a few dollars left, and you would like to help a great new country duo fund their new CD, we have a way you can help.  We received the...