Country Trio Flat River Band celebrates their first top 40 single on the Country Music Billboard Indicator Chart with “Shining Through My Window” released in April and supported with an official video featuring The McCrary Sisters. “Shining Through My Window,” which charted in top three of the PlayMPE Christian Top 20 Streaming Chart on April 10 and has charted on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart at 38, the CDX Mainstream Country Chart at 53 and Mediabase at 60. The music is included in the latest project, a five-song EP, Sights and Sounds.
Flat River Band enlisted trusted professional industry promotion teams Jennifer Blair Promos-Jennifer Blair, Jerry Duncan Promotions-Lisa Smoot, and Anne Christman Promotions-Ann Chrisman and Anne Yarboro to work the song and promote to radio program directors across the country in various markets and coordinate in-person radio visits.
The trio of brothers, Chad, Andy and Dennijo Sitze, have a wealth of musical talent and experience, having played and toured with their family’s band since they were very young. “Shining Through My Window,” penned by Chad Sitze, has a cheerful theme, laden with the band’s stunning harmonies. The video, directed by Mark Nicolosi is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bLkXa8oE4pc.
“We are super excited about this song hitting the top 40. We couldn’t have done this without our amazing team, and the support of the music industry and media outlets who have helped share our story,” expressed Flat River Band’s Dennijo Sitze.
As an added bonus, the single boasts a vocal appearance by The McCrary Sisters. “The brothers and I have always loved The McCrary Sisters,” Chad commented. “Their father was a founding member of the Fairfield Four who we used to listen to and learned songs from when we had our family band. It only made sense to reach out to them and pitch the idea about singing with us. Luckily, they also said yes!”
“To be able to do this song and video with Flat River Band was nothing short of awesome! We had a wonderful time sharing the day with them and shooting the video. It was a true blessing!” stated The McCrary Sisters. “We are so happy, honored and proud to be a part of this project and share in this song with our brothers in music.”
“Sun is shining through my window
Everything seems to be OK
I got myself a good loving woman
She makes those dark clouds go away
Why does everyone wear sad faces
From where I stand it’s doom and gloom
I thank God I’ve got my baby
Or I’d be feeling the way they do…”
“The McCrarys came in the studio and laid down these angelic voices that could only be replicated from Heaven,” shared Dennijo of Flat River Band.
Growing up, the Flat River Band brothers’ grandpa would always tell them about listening to the Friday night Opry and hearing the Legendary Hank Snow’s son, Jimmie Snow, close out the Grand Ole Opry with his own show called Grand Ole Gospel Time, which he hosted for 25 years. Jimmie also owned a video production company outside of Nashville where they had done several videos during the family band days at his studio. It was an honor to have Brother Jimmie Snow to play the role of himself, “a preacher,” in the video for “Shining Through My Window.”
Sights and Sounds Track Listing:
1. Ain’t a Woman Like a River – Chad Sitze / John Colgin
2. I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love – Larry Wayne Gatlin
3. The River Song – Chad Sitze / Dennijo Sitze / Andy Sitze
4. Shining Through My Window – Chad Sitze
5. Helplessly Hoping – Stephen Stills
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About Flat River Band:
Flat River Band consists of three brothers Andy, Chad and Dennijo Sitze, who grew up in a multi-generational family band. Performing alongside their parents and grandparents, they held residencies at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Throughout their tenure in music, the Missouri natives have charted #1 hits on the bluegrass gospel charts and have opened for The Chicks’ Natalie Maines, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, TG Sheppard and more. The trio’s songs can be found in the 2018 movie The Least of These, A Christmas Story, featuring Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys), Deborah Allen and Tayla Lynn (Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter). The band recently released a new five-song EP, Sights and Sounds, which has given the trio exposure in the spotlight of the Americana and Country formats. For more information on the Flat River Band, visit flatriverband.com.