NEW DAY DAWNING Debuts on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Albums Chart

the roysNashville, TN (January 7, 2013) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce brother/sister Bluegrass duo THE ROYS have received Christian Gospel Music (CGM) Fan Awards Nomination in the Favorite Duo category.  Fans can view the complete list of top ten nominees and CAST THEIR VOTE at Christian Voice Magazine.

The third and final ballots listing the top-five finalists in each category will be published by Christian Voice Magazine in March.  Awards will be given as winners are announced at the 2013 CGM Fan Awards in Pigeon Forge, TN this spring.  The CGM Fan Awards will be held April 27 during the week of CGM FanFest.  For more information, please visit

THE ROYS’ hit single “Still Standing” climbs again this month to reach the Number 14 spot on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s TOP 30 Songs Chart with the album, NEW DAY DAWNING, making its debut this month on the publication’s Top 15 Albums Chart.  This has certainly been a landmark album for the duo as NEW DAY DAWNING debuted at Number 2 on the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Albums Chart last September and two weeks later climbed to Number 1 on Amazon’s Bluegrass Best Sellers list.

Lee and Elaine have just wrapped up an incredible year that brought them and Bluegrass music into the national spotlight with their high profile TV appearances on: CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, Marie, Daytime, The Better Show, and Daily Buzz.  They also appeared on the PBS programs Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler and Song of the Mountains; RFD-TV’s Reno’s Old Time Music Festival; CMC Australia/Sky TV-U.K. Bluegrass Mountains TV Show and the Dr. Steve Show.

THE ROYS will hit the high seas later this month on the Danny Stewart Bluegrass Cruise January 20-23 where they will perform along with other Bluegrass artists: Nu-Blu, The Spinney Brothers, Dave Nichols and Spare Change, Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band and more.  For a complete tour schedule and more information on THE ROYS, please visit