Ralph Stanley to Release Sacred Album in June

Ralph Stanley will issue Shine On, a new album of sacred and spiritual songs, on June 7 on Rebel Records. Produced by his son, Ralph Stanley II, the album includes songs written by Dolly Parton, Pee Wee King and Albert Brumley. Four of the 14 songs are performed a cappella. Stanley won a Grammy for his version of “O Death” from the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. … In related news, Stanley will host his annual music festival on May 26-28 near his home in Coeburn, Va. Performers include Norman and Nancy Blake, the James King Band, Jim Lauderdale, Larry Sparks, Josh Turner, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.