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Brad Hudson Next New Heartbreak – 2017 (Pinecastle)



Meet Brad Hudson. If you haven't yet heard of him, "Next New Heartbreak," his first solo release, is a solid first impression. A North Carolina native, Hudson is no newcomer. He has worked alongside veteran musicians, such as Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road and the great Dolly Parton, while currently a member of Sideline. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Hudson stands shoulder to shoulder with the best whether on guitar, bass or Dobro. "Next New Heartbreak" is a solid platform for Hudson to take command and showcase his many talents. 

Having self-produced, Hudson shaped a dynamic bluegrass experience. "Ramblers Song" and "Hugging The Hound," an instrumental, showcase hot picking and masterful instrumentation. Conversely, "Smoky Mountain Strong," a fantastic tune about the resilience of those affected by the Tennessee wildfires, as well as "My One and Only (Crystal's Song)" an instrumental tribute to his wife, show Hudson's heartfelt side. Even "Beulah Land" features a short sampling of Hudson singing with his Grandma Betty, to whom the album is dedicated. "Next New Heartbreak" is a work of passion. 

Many times, the key to a standout-recording project is having talented friends to help out and throw in their two cents, leaving "Next New Heartbreak" with pennies rolling around everywhere. Steve Dilling's banjo, Skip Cherryholmes' guitar, Ron Stewart's fiddle and even Parton's voice, gladly contributed pocket change to the cause. Having a hand in nearly every aspect in it's creation, whether in writing, singing or playing, "Next New Heartbreak" is clearly Hudson's own. 

With such natural talent and versatility, a strong musical background and willing friends, Hudson's recording is an enjoyable, and memorable solo debut.

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On the verge of an exciting year with a brand new solo album release with Pinecastle Records burning up the bluegrass airwaves, Brad Hudson looks forward to many firsts in his career. 

This month he will be visiting the Bonfire Recording Studio, the home of Pinecastle Records, in South Carolina to film some video to assist in promotion of the new record, "Next New Heartbreak",as well as hold auditions at the studio to fill remaining slots in his band for 2018. 

Brad has been pleasantly surprised at the…

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We’re excited to announce that Brad Hudson will be following his heart and pursuing a lifelong dream in the coming year. Bluegrass after all, is built on dreams and our love of music, our family and our Faith. All things that Brad is very strong in. 

With the current release of Brad’s solo project, “Next New Heartbreak” on Pinecastle Records, doing well and some down time to weigh options, Brad doesn’t take the decision to leave Sideline bluegrass band lightly. He has seen success with many musical…

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Brad Hudson’s Next New Heartbreak coming November 3 

Posted on October 19, 2017 By John Lawless

Pinecastle Records has announced November 3 as the release for Next New Heartbreak, their debut project with singer and multi-instrumentalist Brad Hudson. 

The North Carolina native is currently working as reso man with Sideline and, over the years, his career has found him working bluegrass, Gospel, and country gigs. Still a young man, Brad has toured with Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Larkins, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and both Dolly and Randy Parton. He…

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Brad Hudson to Wilson Pickins 

Posted on September 1, 2017 By John Lawless

Wilson Pickins Productions has signed vocalist and reso-guitarist Brad Hudson to the agency. They will assist with publicity and promotional efforts when his new album, Next New Heartbeat, hits later this fall on Pinecastle Records. 

Brad has been singing and playing bluegrass since he was just a wee lad. Growing up in Raleigh, NC, he strummed a guitar while singing, and later learned to master both the banjo and resonator guitar. He’s worked as a sideman for…

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With a rich history in bluegrass and country music, it's no surprise that Brad Hudson is about to release a brand new solo project with Pinecastle Records, backed by some industry greats and featuring the incredible Dolly Parton on a track that she wrote. NEXT NEW HEARTBREAK releases November 3rd. 

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Brad began singing and playing music at the early age of just three years old. He began learning on guitar and later graduated to Dobro and banjo. Brad's love for…

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Brad Hudson signs with Pinecastle 

Posted on October 13, 2016 By John Lawless - BLUEGRASS TODAY

Brad Hudson, reso-guitarist with Sideline, has signed with Pinecastle Records for a new project which will feature both his vocal and instrumental prowess. 

Bluegrass fans will recall seeing Brad recently with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, touring as a part of their Country Grass shows. He says that when the Sideline opportunity popped up, he jumped at the chance to play some aggressive bluegrass with two of his musical heroes, Steve Dilling…

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