50 Years Of Del McCoury Box Set

Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury
Bluegrass Icon's Quintessential Restrospective 5-Disc Box Set To Be Released May 12, 2009

Del McCoury Band
McCoury Music is proud to announce the upcoming May 12 release of CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DEL McCOURY. CELBRATING 50 YEARS OF DEL McCOURY is a stunning 5-disc special edition box set collection encapsulating a 50-year legacy of brilliant, heartfelt music from the Bluegrass icon, who recently celebrated another milestone by turning 70 years old. With more than 30 new recordings of songs from Del's first 40 years of performing and an additional 18 from the Del McCoury Band's most essential tracks of the last decade, this quintessential box set is complete with a 12-page full color booklet of photographs from the McCoury family archives – some which have never been seen.

From classics that he first sang back in the late 1950s to such stunning originals as "High On A Mountain," "Are You Teasing Me," "Dark Hollow," "Bluest Man In Town," "Rain And Snow," "Good Man Like Me," "Rain Please Go Away," as well as "Nothin' Special" and "Never Grow Up Boy" from the Grammy-winning The Company We Keep, it's truly a life's work being handed down.

"Del gives hope to everybody — fifty years is a long time to be playing music in any field," says Elvis Costello. "But to keep the purity that you need to do this kind of music, and the drive and energy, that takes a special kind of guy."

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DEL McCOURY was recorded in a marathon session that lasted only a few days. As befits a living legend, and a lively one at that, he brings a fresh and inspired take to all the tracks, particularly those that have been part of his repertoire since the beginning.

But this album is far from a swan-song. If Del's summer tour schedule is any indication, it's going to be a lively celebration indeed. Details are forthcoming about a rigorous schedule, including a much coveted slot at Bonnaroo, one of the nations biggest summer festivals. Del will also be hosting the 2nd Annual Delfest in Cumberland, MD in May.

See all Del McCoury Band tour dates here.

http://www.mccourymusic.com/

[Published on: 3/9/09]

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jerZ Mon 3/9/2009 12:03PM
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I'm sure by boy Del Yeah is stoked about this one

The J-man starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 01:34PM
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The J-man

Awesome! I can't wait to pick this up!

lovemusical Mon 3/9/2009 02:07PM
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Awsome, these guys are so good. A must for any bluegrass fan. Phenominal live shows full of old school country soul. They should do a tour with Del The Funky Homosapien. Just kidding.

oldfartatplay starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 02:45PM
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oldfartatplay

i freaking love del/del loves the freaks--come to think of it, i think maybe del's got a little freak in him

jeffofromknox Mon 3/9/2009 03:07PM
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jeffofromknox

One of the greatest musical moments of my life was at the last christmas jam in ashville. the lee boys came on stage with del and everything got all gospelicious for a couple songs. there wasn't a person in the venue who wasn't dancing hard and smiling from ear to ear. I felt the spirit!

gmoo Mon 3/9/2009 03:20PM
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gmoo

Del is great I hope to see him soon.

Gricey starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 03:30PM
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Gricey

Del Yea! Can't wait for delfest again this year!

Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 04:51PM
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Flat5

Del is one of the best working musicians out there right now, hands down!

mrknowitall starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 09:12PM
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mrknowitall

set them up for Bonnaroo!

Benjamin Human Tue 3/10/2009 06:08AM
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Benjamin Human

now if he would only do a collaboration with del the funky homosapien...

Fultzwagon starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/10/2009 06:20AM
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Fultzwagon

Dell Yeah!! Keep Ripping!!

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/10/2009 07:19AM
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DELYEAH

jer-z, how did you know? This is awesome! I've never know anybody to listen to Del either live or on cd and not have a huge smile on their face!

DELYEAH Tue 3/10/2009 01:37PM
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DELYEAH

^^

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