The album will also be issued on LP, including a limited edition color vinyl version, later this summer
The Kody Norris Show To Open For Rhonda Vincent At Springer Mountain Farms’ Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman On July 13
Their Current Single “Fiddler’s Rock” Is Available Now!
By Judy Shields
Los Angeles California (The Hollywood Times) 06/01/2023
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The release of the highly anticipated album from the award-winning country and bluegrass group, The Kody Norris Show is available NOW, June 2, 2023. Their sophomore effort Rhinestone Revival has everything that their fans love from The Kody Norris Show — and more! The album boasts a dozen hard-driving traditional bluegrass numbers, upping the honky tonk anty, with the addition of percussion to really achieve a proper toe-tapping tone.
Of the twelve songs on Rhinestone Revival, four are penned by frontman Kody Norris: “Baltimore I’m Leaving,” “Fiddler’s Rock,” “Please Tell Me Why,” and “Gotta Get My Baby Back.” Last October, the first single “Mountain Rosalie” was released along with an accompanying lyric video seen here. New elements to Rhinestone Revival include a track sung by Kody’s fiddling “sweetie” Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris who steps out on “Endless Highway,” a tune Alison Krauss made popular in 1990. In addition, the band’s banjo ace Josiah Tyree takes the lead on their current single “I Call Her Sunshine.” Charlie Lowman rounds out the group keeping perfect time on bass.
Like All Suited Up, the band’s Rebel Records debut which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart, Rhinestone Revival is produced by Darin Aldridge who also plays mandolin on a number of tracks. Additional guests on the album include Darin’s wife Brooke Aldridge singing harmony vocals, Joe Mullins & The Radio Rambler’s Jason Barie providing second fiddle on a number of the album’s songs, percussionist Tony Creasman and David Johnson, whose wailing harmonica on “Otto Wood” gives the song a decidedly more country flavor.
“We are so excited to share the news of our brand new album Rhinestone Revival available today on your favorite streaming platforms,” shares Kody Norris. “Rhinestone Revival is a virtual road trip of our musical expression and has something to offer every listener! Recording this project was a blast and we certainly hope you enjoy it!”
The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to speak with Kody Norris and his wife and bandmember Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris about their new album.
Click on the link below to enjoy our conversation:
As part of the celebrations leading up to the release of Rhinestone Revival, The Kody Norris Show had announced their first-ever album release party at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville yesterday June 1. Tickets were $20 and included entry to the show as well as a complimentary copy of Rhinestone Revival that was handed out to all attendees. The party was sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms Chicken.
To purchase/save/add Rhinestone Revival, visit HERE.
Rhinestone Revival Track List:
Baltimore I’m Leaving
I Call Her Sunshine
Let All The Girls Know You’re A Cowboy
Petals in the Fall
Please Tell Me Why
My Home in Virginia
Looking at the World Thru the Windshield
Gotta Bring My Baby Back
The Kody Norris Show’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
MAY 5 – Holiday Hills Bluegrass Festival / Laurel Hill, F.L.
MAY 12 – Grattoes Bluegrass Festival / Grattoes, Va.
MAY 13 – Heritage Hall: The Kody Norris Homecoming Show / Mountain City, Tenn.
MAY 18 – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival / Gettysburg, P.A.
May 21 & 22 – Bluegrass & BBQ 2023 / Branson, M.O.
MAY 26 – Dr. Ralph Stanley Hills of Home Festival / Coeburn, Va.
MAY 27 – Tony Rice Memorial Bluegrass Festival/Camp Springs, N.C.
JUN 01 – Album Release Party / Nashville, T.N.
JUN 03 – NEPA Bluegrass Festival / Tunkhannock, Pa.
JUN 04 – West Kortright Center / East Meredith, N.Y.
JUN 08 – Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival / Westport, Ireland
JUN 09 – Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival / Westport, Ireland
JUN 10 – Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival / Westport, Ireland
JUN 16 – Father’s Day Festival / Grass Valley, Calif.
JUN 17 – Father’s Day Festival / Grass Valley, Calif.
JUN 23 – Charlotte Bluegrass Festival / Charlotte, Mich.
JUN 24 – Charlotte Bluegrass Festival / Charlotte, Mich.
JUN 28 – Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival / Centre Hall, Pa.
JUL 01 – Blue Ridge Music Center / Galax, Va.
JUL 06 – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival / Conway, Mo.
JUL 07 – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival / Conway, Mo.
JUL 29 – Backbone Bluegrass Festival / Strawberry Point, Iowa
AUG 04 – Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Festival / Wind Gap, Pa.
AUG 12 – Bluegrass In The Park / Henderson, Ky.
AUG 19 – LarryFest / La Farge, Wis.
AUG 23 – Gypsy Hill Park Bluegrass Series / Staunton, Va.
AUG 24 – Georgia Mountain Fair / Hiawassee, Ga.
AUG 25 – Pickin’ In The Pasture / Lodi Center, N.Y.
AUG 26 – Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival/Litchfield Plains, Maine
SEP 08 – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration/Beaver Dam, Ky.
SEP 09 – Cameron Bluegrass Festival / Cameron, Wis.
SEP 10 – East Troy Bluegrass Festival / East Troy, Wis.
SEP 14 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival / Kodak, Tenn.
SEP 16 – Mohican Bluegrass Festival / Glenmont, Ohio
SEP 22 – Upperco Music Festival / Upperco, Md.
SEP 23 – Upperco Music Festival / Upperco, Md.
SEP 26 – International Bluegrass Music Association / Raleigh, N.C.
SEP 27 – International Bluegrass Music Association / Raleigh, N.C.
SEP 28 – International Bluegrass Music Association / Raleigh, N.C.
SEP 29 – International Bluegrass Music Association / Raleigh, N.C.
OCT 06 – Big Ben Bluegrass Festival / Alpine, Texas
OCT 07 – Big Ben Bluegrass Festival / Alpine, Texas
OCT 14 – Lester Flatt Celebration / Sparta, Tenn.
OCT 20 – Outer Banks Music Festival / Outer Banks, N.C.
OCT 21 – Private Event / Roseland, Va.
NOV 18 – Christmas In The Smokies / Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Bluegrass music does not seem to be too popular here in the Los Angeles area, but it really should be. Glad there are many fans out where I live in the Inland Empire and also the high desert towns. This is truly an album that will get you hooked on Bluegrass Music and wanting more. Kody Norris has written several great Bluegrass tunes and has done an amazing job at the remake of other classic Bluegrass songs. His wife Mary is truly a gifted fiddle player and shows off her talents in “Fiddlers Rock” and along with the other two band members, Josiah Tyree on banjo, who is amazing and Charlie Lowman to add that bass sound. They all bring what true Bluegrass Music should sound like. Get yourself a copy of their newest album Rhinestone Revival on June 2nd. Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
About The Kody Norris Show
As weekly hosts of the famous Farm and Fun Time Noon Show, broadcast from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Radio Bristol, The Kody Norris Show is the only artist to hit over
5 million views collectively. They’ve been part of the University of Chicago Folk Festival and are part of two weekly programs on the acclaimed RFD-TV’s network, The Cumberland Highlanders
Show and The Bluegrass Trail.
As a songwriter and frontman, Kody weaves his love for words and literature with clever wit and genuine emotion. A true showman, Norris adorns the band in colorful, tailored suits adorned with rhinestones, ties, classic hats and ornate boots. Norris has crafted a performance that tips a hat to the traditions and performances of the Grand Ole Opry. Top-notch picking and
harmonies, however, are always center stage. The group maintains an impressive tour schedule. In 2019, The Kody Norris Show played more than 110 dates.
The foursome is fronted by Kody Norris on guitar, with his “little sweetie,” Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris. Mary Rachel who is an award winning and skilled multi-instrumentalist, plays fiddle for the group. Before joining The Kody Norris Show, Mary Rachel played for the legendary Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. She and Kody are newlyweds. The group is rounded out by Josiah Tyree on banjo, and ‘Cousin’ Charlie Lowman, on bass.