Nashville, Tenn.  (April 27, 2018) –  Larry Cordle has announced a new radio single “Yardbird” from his upcoming album, Tales From East Kentucky, releasing in June on Mighty Cord Records. Radio programmers can download “Yardbird” at AirPlay Direct or by request.

Cord explained the quirky song saying, “I had told my best friend and most frequent co-writer Larry Shell the title of this song several years ago, but we could never seem to get a start on it. While traveling to the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, I believe in 2015, I started humming this little melody that became the chorus. Suddenly…the words, that eventually became the chorus, popped right in my head! I picked up my cell phone and quickly recorded it before I gave myself a chance to forget it. I pulled off the road and sent my little rough phone recording via text message to Shell. He sent me back a smiley face, so I knew he liked it.  The very next time we got together that autumn, we finished ‘Yardbird’ while laughing our rear ends off. I hope you enjoy this little piece, which tells the story of a chicken’s demise, my grandmother Polly’s way, all the way through dinner on Sunday during my childhood.”

Cordle is still regularly appearing on the bluegrass charts with his Grammy nominated Best Roots album, Give Me Jesus.  Two tracks from this highly successful gospel project have debuted this month on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Gospel Chart – “Family Bible” and “This Blood’s For You.”

Today, Dave Adkins and Larry Cordle hit the #1 spot for the third time on the Bluegrass Today 20 Songs chart with their original tune, “Blood Feud” that appears on Adkins’ current album Right Or Wrong.

Cordle is a three-time Grammy nominee, a multi IBMA award winner and one of Nashville’s most accomplished Singer-Songwriters. He has penned mega hits such as “Murder on Music Row” and “Highway 40 Blues.” His songs have been recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and Reba who landed in the same Grammy Best Roots Gospel Album category with him this year.

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Radio programmers can listen download “Yardbird” at