THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT invites in its lyric video for the new Country single “Back On The Road” to a musical road trip along Route 66


On this debut album of THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT,  Frank Renfordt crosses the vast musical soundscape of Country Music with occasional influences from Pop to Blues Rock.   Inspired by Jon Pardi, Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean, the thirteen songs produced by Dave Demay in Nashville and composed by Frank Renfordt take the listener on a journey to the musical heart of America with sincerely presented feelings, in a catchy and authentic way.


The story of the album started, when in his childhood, Frank caught sight of the records in his older brother’s room. Singing along loudly, without really understanding the lyrics, the young boy discovered his love for music. Even before he could play the first chords on the acoustic guitar, he dabbled on his first song.


At the age of 17, he joined a local Rock band as a bass player and released an LP in the early 80s. Later, after a few years off, Frank discovered Country music for himself and began to write promising songs. His lyrics took him to the semi-finals of the ‘International Songwriting Contests’ and among others he got second place in the lyric competition of the American Songwriter Magazine.


Driven by his first successes, he began to produce songs at home.  However,  Frank Renfordt does not feel called to sing his creations, he leaves the singing to others. His search led him to Dave Demay, owner of Song City Studios in Nashville, and winner of Ed McMahon’s Star Search in 1989, the forerunner of American Idol. Together they continue to fine-tune the songs and along with some great session musicians and interpreters from Nashville, the recordings for THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT were made a short time later. Back home again, mastering legend Eroc (Grobschnitt, Tom Jones, Little Richard) provided the final polish for the country songs.


THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT, initiated by songwriter Frank Renfordt with much lifeblood, releases the first single “Back On The Road” taken from the self-titled debut album to be released on March 6th, 2020 via Dr. Music Records. The Country Pop song with traditional elements in the style of Jon Pardi deals with the ups and downs of life and plucking up courage again. Along with the lyric video, produced by LevMusic, which puts the song in the appropriate scenery, the single gives a foretaste of the famous Nashville sound on the upcoming album.


Fans of contemporary Country sounds should take a look and enjoy the ride along Route 66 with THE CUMBERLAND RIVER PROJECT creates  the perfect soundtrack for a long drive into the sunset on the famous Route 66.  THE CUMERLAND RIVER PROJECT is a must-have for fans of solid Country music with a penchant for the likes of Brothers Osborne, Josh Turner or Justin Moore! 


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