Nashville, Tenn. (April 7, 2021) — Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens has dropped his second album of 2021 — Melancholy Fescue (High Class Bluegrass). Released on March 26 via Curb Records, the two-time GRAMMY® winner re-imagines twelve beloved classics and turns them into a bluegrass masterpiece.
Meticulously choosing timeless hits like “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Goin’ Out of My Head” and more, the country and comedy legend’s new project shows that a great song holds on to its greatness, no matter how you serve it up.
“Goin’ Out of My Head” was premiered by Wide Open Country, where Stevens notes, “It’s a song you just wouldn’t ever expect to hear done that way, but it works!” Additionally, “Ruby/Ruby Baby” was featured on the Bluegrass Situation, where Stevens highlights that these songs are the “soundtrack of my life… bluegrass-style takes these songs to another level of enjoyment.”
Dropping four albums in total this spring, the third, Slow Dance, arrives on April 23, with the fourth and final album, Nouveau Retro (What’s Old Is New Again), dropping on May 21. On June 18, fans can purchase the four new albums altogether in a special-edition box set, Iconic Songs of the 20th Century (The Soundtrack of Our Lives).
For more information on Ray Stevens, his new albums and the special-edition box set, visit raystevens.com.
Melancholy Fescue (High Class Bluegrass) Track Listing
1. Ruby/Ruby Baby (medley)
2. Oh, Pretty Woman
3. In The Still of The Night / In The Still of The Night (medley)
4. At This Moment
5. Twilight Time
6. Unchained Melody
7. Spring Is Here
8. Sophisticated Lady
10. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
11. Goin’ Out of My Head
12. MacArthur Park
About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with more than 60 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit “The Streak” and his classic pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful.” Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums. In 2018, the music legend opened his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom, a 35,000 square foot music venue where, during non-COVID-19 times, Stevens performs weekly live concerts. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, has a star on the Music City Walk of Fame and was formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the fall of 2019.
For more information on Ray Stevens, visit raystevens.com.
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