BLUEGRASS STARS THE ROYS ADDED TO 2015 COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE ALONGSIDE MARTINA McBRIDE, CHARLEY PRIDE, LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, LORRIE MORGAN, JOHN ANDERSON, AARON TIPPIN, DARRYL WORLEY, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, RESTLESS HEART
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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (March 31, 2014) – Back by popular demand, one of today’s top young bluegrass artists, The Roys, will once again be sailing on the Country Music Cruise. The Roys immediately captured the hearts of fans onboard January’s ship with impeccable musicianship, a deep appreciation of the roots of Bluegrass, and a timeless family harmony sound and were quickly asked to return when the Country Music Cruise sails again in January 2015.
"The Roys were one of our very first acts to perform on the 2014 cruise and we immediately invited them back in 2015," says Senior Vice President Live Entertainment Mike Jason. "They helped open the cruise, performed to enthusiastic fans several times during the week and were a big part, along with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, of our Gospel & Inspiration Hour."
Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 17:27
“Another Minute,” a song penned by Lee Roy in fond remembrance of his grandfather and released on THE ROYS’ recent hit-album Gypsy Runaway Train, competed against thousands of entries from all over the world, including (but not limited to) Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Winners were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Judging Committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from record labels, publishers and producers and judged equally on music performance, production, originality, lyrics, melody and composition.
“What an honor it is to be recognized internationally for this song!” says an elated Lee Roy. “My grandfather was such an incredible person, and the time I had with him was so precious! Looking back, I realized how much he helped to shape my life and I set out to write a song about it. Fans just immediately connected with it, so we included it on our latest album. It’s really cool to win this award but even better that my grandfather helped me to win it!”
Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 19:46
"There are no words to describe what we're feeling right now, so we thank y'all for sharing in our dream come true," vocalist/guitarist Elaine Roy told the Ryman audience. "I just want to say that dreams do come true, so never give up. God always opens the doors. You will never know how incredibly awesome this is."
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 20:20