THE ROYS Hit A Home Run With “Coal Minin’ Man”


Track Rockets Up Bluegrass Charts

Nashville, TN (July 18, 2011) — The Roys hit a home run with “Coal Minin’ Man,” the first single from their Rural Rhythm Records debut CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  The track is rocketing up the Bluegrass charts:

#1 on Power Source’s Top 35 Bluegrass Chart

# 1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart

Top 5 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Singles Chart

Top 10 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s  National Bluegrass Survey

The Roys posing with their instruments against a log cabin interior wall.

LONESOME WHISTLE debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and the disc is drawing high praise:
Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM Radio – “Traditional, yet fresh, bluegrass … strong songs … gorgeous harmonies … it doesn’t get any better than that.” 

WAMU Radio“The Roys are one of the best acts to arrive on the scene in recent years. Their hit single, ‘Coal Minin’ Man,’ is shooting toward the top of our chart.” 
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The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Announces Performances By Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Joey & Rory, And The Roys!

Nashville, TN (July 14, 2011) – ICM Gold Awards LogoOn October 28th, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will host the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, and taking the stage will be some of today’s most beloved Inspirational Country artists including Lee Greenwood, Joey & Rory, and returning ‘ICM Faith, Family & Country Award’ winners Ricky Skaggs and The Roys.With four Inspirational Country Music Awards including the 2010 ICM/Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year, 2008 and 2009 Mainstream Country Artist of the Year and 2008 Musician of the Year, Skaggs is no stranger to the event.  In his upcoming July 19th release, Country Hits Bluegrass Style, Skaggs pays homage to both his country and bluegrass roots by featuring 14 classic country songs recorded in bluegrass style, sure to garner further national attention. In addition to his ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards, Skaggs has won a total of 8 ACM Awards, 8 CMA Awards, and 14 Grammy Awards.

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Tune-In Alert! The Roys Join Ricky Skaggs Tonight!


Marty Raybon & others will also be there to Praise The Lord With Jason Crabb

Trinity Broadcasting Network Show AIRS Friday, April 29 at 9 p.m. CDT / 10 p.m. EDT

The Roys in front of striped wall, with their instruments.

Nashville, TN (April 28, 2011) — Two-time Inspirational Country Music’s Duo of the Year (2010, 2009), The Roys, recently shared the stage with The Bowling Family, Steve Hurst, Marty Raybon and Ricky Skaggs as they joined show host and multiple Dove Award winner Jason Crabb to tape Praise The Lord. The Trinity Broadcasting Network show will air tomorrow, Friday, April 29 at 9 p.m. CDT / 10 p.m. EDT, stream online (, and be archived as well for future viewing.

The Roys’ appearance is their first on the show, and the duo performed four songs from their current Rural Rhythm Records’ CD, LONESOME WHISTLE. Viewers can catch The Roys singing Give A Ride To The Devil; I Wonder What God’s Thinking; High Road and That’s What Makes It Love. “We are so blessed,” says Elaine. “Appearing on

Praise The Lord gave us the opportunity to acknowledge where all of these good things in our lives came from.” For Lee, the appearance was a natural. “We are constantly reminded of how fortunate we are,” he comments. “To be able to publicly offer up praise is a blessing to us both.”
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