Mountain Fever Records Signs Iconic Singer/Songwriter Irene Kelley
(Photo credit: Stacie Huckeba) WILLIS, Va. (September 24, 2015) – Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed multi-genre singer/songrwiter Irene Kelley to their label. Kelley will begin work immediately on her debut album for the label with an expected release date of early spring 2016.
Irene Kelley’s signature mix of Bluegrass, Country and Americana appeals to music lovers across all genres. A native of Latrobe, PA, Kelley discovered her flair for songwriting as a teenager and soon found her way to Nashville, TN where her songs were quickly noticed and recorded by Carl Jackson, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White. While recording an album for MCA and independently releasing two more records and touring worldwide, Kelley raised two daughters and scored cuts with Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Pat Green, Brother Phelps, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Darrell Scott, The Whites, the Osborne Brothers and others. But it’s not just her songwriting that has drawn much deserved attention her way. Kelley’s pure and lonesome vocal prowess has tugged at the heartstrings of music lovers for years, making her one of traditional music’s most beloved musical story-tellers.
About signing with Mountain Fever Records, Kelley says, “I am so proud to be signing to Mountain Fever Records for my next bluegrass release with Mark Hodges at the helm. Mark’s passion, support, knowledge and down to earth approach is truly what the genre is all about.” “Irene is a master at crafting a song—painting a picture with her lyrics—and she does it as well as anyone I know,” states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. “The only thing that makes her lyrics better, is the way she sings them! I am so excited to have her join our musical family here at Mountain Fever.”
Irene Kelley will begin recording her debut album for Mountain Fever this winter with producer Mark Fain at the helm. A single will be released early 2016 with an album to follow in the spring. For more about Irene Kelley, visit www.irenekelley.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.