Del McCoury Leads Bluegrass Releases

The Del McCoury Band released its first all-gospel album, The Promised Land (McCoury Music/Sugar Hill), on Tuesday (June 13). Rather than choosing hymns or standards, McCoury chose lesser-known songs, even some from the 1930s, for the project. He also co-wrote one of the songs, “Ain’t Nothing Going to Come Up Today That Me and the Lord Can’t Handle.” … Other bluegrass releases include Sam Bush’s Laps in Seven (Sugar Hill), the John Cowan Band’s New Tattoo (Pinecastle) and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road’s A Stop in South Port Towne (Blue Circle).