Rising recording artist Scott Slay has turned many heads in the Bluegrass, Americana and Folk genres, and to kick off 2019, the Denver-based singer is back with the brand new single “Truth Came Out.” The track features IBMA Award winner Sierra Hull, who contributes vocals, along with playing mandolin. The song serves as the lead single from Slay’s upcoming project, The Rail, set for release March 8 via Bonfire Recording Company.
“I am honored to have worked with some amazing talent and good people on this project. It is very humbling to have musicians such as Sammy Shelor and Mark Schatz playing my music with me, while contributing their own personal interpretations into the mix,” said Scott Slay. “I’ve been playing all kinds bluegrass since I was a kid. I know there’s something for every bluegrass fan on this project.”
The Rail includes 13 new recordings, all spotlighting Slay’s unique style, which combines multiple genres to create a one-of-a-kind sound. The singer also took his songwriting to a new level, penning the majority of the tracks on the collection. Additional featured artists on the project are Mike Munford, Andy Hall, Scott Vestal, Josh Shilling and Brandon Rickman who all lended their musical talents. Instrumentalists playing on The Rail are Sammy Shelor (banjo), Mark Schatz (bass), Jim VanCleve (fiddle), Aaron Ramsey (mandolin), Steve Lazar (bass), Dustin Benson (mandolin), and more. The sound was heavily influenced by Slay’s top musical hero, progressive Bluegrass pioneer Sam Bush.
In addition to “Truth Came Out” (written by Scott Slay and his wife, Brittany Slay), there are several other standout moments on The Rail, with songs hitting the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. One of those key moments is on the thought-provoking opening title-track, which tells the story about taking a train around the country, detailing all of the experiences in-between. Another highlight is the edgy “Atlanta Blues (Make Me a Pallet)” which features genre favorite Josh Shilling singing harmony. The Freddy Donovan penned “Green Valley” details a distant, picturesque scene, witnessed while moving on..
Fans can learn more about Scott Slay and The Rail on their official website scottslay.com, where music enthusiasts will also be able to purchase a physical copy of the new album, find latest new stories, tour dates and more!