LARRY CORDLE & Lonesome Standard Time

Larry Cordle is a hit songwriter and an award-winning artist. His songs have been recorded by George Strait, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, The Osborne Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, George Jones, John Michael Montgomery, John Anderson, Gene Watson and various other artists. All total, Cordle's songs have been on over 44 million records sold including three number one hits. In 1992, he was nominated for a Grammy and was awarded the International Bluegrass Music Associations' Song Of The Year for the song "Lonesome Standard Time". Some of his other hits include Ricky Skaggs' "Highway 40 Blues" and Diamond Rio's "Mama Don't Forget To Pray For Me". Cordle has appeared on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry as well as the legendary Ryman Auditorium. He has recorded three albums for Sugar Hill Records.

The lonesome guitar and soulful voice of Larry Cordle is joined by the powerful tenor harmony voice and doghouse upright bass of Terry Eldredge. Terry has recorded with the likes of Dolly Parton, George Jones, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury and various other artists. Eldredge has spent ten years with Grand Ole Opry legends, The Osborne Brothers.

In addition to Cordle and Eldredge, LONESOME STANDARD TIME is Booie Beech, formerly with the Larry Stephenson Band, on smokin' acoustic lead guitar; Fred Carpenter, formerly a band member with Emmylou Harris, The Tony Rice Unit, Ronnie Milsap and others, on fiddle; David Harvey, formerly a member of the Red Allen Band and bluegrass great Larry Sparks' band, as impressive as any in the business on mandolin; and Canadian David Talbot playing superb Scruggs-style banjo.

"Murder" CD Release Party
Larry Cordle (left) and Lonesome Standard Time ham it up after their CD Release Party Tues., Nov 3rd. The show was also cybercast on the Internet. Look for a full story (with photos) on the gig to be posted here soon. "Keep It Country" website manager Bob Timmers, along with fan Jerry Weigand, drove from Wisconsin to Nashville's Station Inn to join in this historic event. Larry also knocked 'em dead at the Grand Old Opry last weekend, Oct. 29, 30!! It sure looks like Tennessee country radio is behind Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time 100%. Another victory for the comeback of roots music.

Their song - "Murder on Music Row"
Bob Timmers, from the Rockabilly Hallof Fame says: (Oct. 14, 1999)
"'Murder on Music Row' ... it's HOT before it even HITS the street. This song has the possibility of single handedly turning the direction of today's country music back to it roots. A work of art that should be a smash with all die hard country, bluegrass and rockabilly fans world-wide."

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time's new album is titled "Murder On Music Row". This is their first release on Nashville-based Shell Point Records. The powerful songs of Larry Cordle combined with the unsurpassed musical versatility of Lonesome Standard Time, are unmatched in its field. The title track (#13) is the soon-to-be hit single!

The CD is available for purchase prior to street date by calling Ernest Tubb Record Shops at: 1-800-229-4288

It will be available for purchase via,, and CD Universe by October 26, 1999

For more information, please contact:
Randy Harrell, President
1106 18th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 329-9693
Fax: (615) 321-5532


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