About The Dixie Bee Liners
"Every car on the highway has a story," states BRANDI HART.
Hart should know. As lead singer and co-writer for roots-music phenoms THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS, she's in the business of telling stories. "Our new CD Susanville is a collection of tales from the American highway... where people are going, what they've left behind, and the things they experience along the way. It's our love letter to the open road."
Building on the tremendous success of their 2008 chart-topper RIPE, The Bee-Liners blaze a bold new trail with Susanville -- a concept album that takes listeners on a musical road trip along America's highways and byways. The band's second full-length work, Susanville peers into the cars and trucks in America's cities and towns, bringing to life 19 breathtaking musical moments along America's interstates and byways. The band employs its signature blend of hooks and harmonies, exploring themes such as escape, adventure, memory, and regret.
"This is not your parents' concept record," explains mandolinist and co-writer BUDDY WOODWARD. "It's a collection of short stories set to music. Each song is a vignette about a different person in a different car or truck in a different highway in America, and they're all headed either to or from Susanville."
In 2008, The Dixie Bee-Liners quickly garnered praise for their ground-breaking album RIPE, which dazzled critics and fans alike and earned the band four #1's on the bluegrass charts. Later that year, The Bee-Liners were named Roots Music Associations's Bluegrass Artist of the Year, plucked from among such luminaries as Alison Krauss and Merle Haggard, who also shared the nomination.
Multiple Grammy-winner BIL VORNDICK produced both Susanville and RIPE for Pinecastle Records. VornDick works with legendary artists on a regular basis, but he has a passion for helping young bands develop their talent and establish a footprint in the music industry. "Bil's been extremely generous with his time and talents," says Hart. "In fact, everyone at Pinecastle has shown an incredible amount of faith in our creative instincts. We're very fortunate to be working with such a wonderfully supportive team."