Acclaimed Artists’ Collaborative Debut, Trouble Go Down, Bows Today
(l-r): Ron Block, WSM Radio’s Bill Cody, Jeff Taylor and WSM Radio’s Charlie Mattos
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Multi GRAMMY®-winner Ron Block and GRAMMY®-nominee Jeff Taylor stopped by Nashville’s world-famous 650 AM WSM Radio earlier this week to share selections from their collaborative debut, Trouble Go Down, which bows today. The virtuosos joined legendary host Bill Cody and producer Charlie Mattos on the “Coffee, Country and Cody” morning show, heard around the globe on WSM Radio and online, as well as broadcast to television audiences via The Heartland Network.
During the program, Block and Taylor performed live renditions of “Jesus Loves Me/What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “He Leadeth Me,” both from Trouble Go Down. The album, which features 14 bluegrass and folk-inspired arrangements of favorite hymns and original selections, is now available at ronblock.com and iTunes.
Ron Block is a 14-time GRAMMY®-winning member of Alison Krauss + Union Station. Trouble Go Down follows his five acclaimed solo albums—2015’s Hogan’s House of Music and Carter’s Creek Christmas, as well as the Rounder Records releases Faraway Land (2001), DoorWay(2007) and Walking Song (2013)—in addition to his recordings with Alison Krauss + Union Station. A prolific banjoist and guitarist, Block is one of the most celebrated musicians of our time. With Alison Krauss + Union Station he has also garnerd multiple International Bluegrass Music Awards, a CMA Award and a Dove Award. The group was featured on the multi-Platinum soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and also appeared in the 2000 blockbuster film. In addition, Block has contributed to recordings by Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley, among others.
Multi-instrumentalist Jeff Taylor is a member of GRAMMY®-nominated The Time Jumpers, a Western Swing band featuring some of Nashville’s top studio and performing musicians, including Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. Taylor spent two years as bandleader for the Ryman Auditorium’s acclaimed musical production, Always, Patsy Cline, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry backing numerous artists. Taylor’s recording credits include Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Harry Connick Jr., George Strait, and The Chieftains, among many others, and he was featured on Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder’s 2007 GRAMMY®-winning Instrumentals. Along with piano and accordion, Taylor plays concertina, penny whistle, mandolin and bouzouki.
650 AM WSM is the most famed country music station in the world. Each day, the station shares country, bluegrass, and Americana as well as the excitement of Music City with friends in Middle Tennessee and listeners around the world. WSM debuted on October 5, 1925, and less than two months later the station would birth its most famous show, the Grand Ole Opry. A broadcasting giant, WSM was named Country Radio Station of the Century by “Radio & Records” in 2000.