Casey Penn Presents “One Step Away”
Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of Casey Penn’s debut album, One Step Away. “I dedicate the album to the memory of my father, Chuck Hanes, my biggest fan and who lived his life in faith, One Step Away from Heaven,” said Casey.
Musicians on One Step Away include Casey Penn on lead and select harmony vocals; Justin Moses on banjo, resophonic guitar, and mandolin; Jason Roller on fiddle, rhythm, and lead guitar; Kevin Grant on bass; Tim Crouch on fiddle on the Prelude; Thomm Jutz on lead guitar on “Journey to Providence;” Scott Mulvahill on cello on “How to Bend.” Casey features a host of talent on harmony vocals, including Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Chris Latham, Tim Raybon, Mike Rogers, and Val Storey. Mountain Fever Records’ owner, Mark Hodges served as executive producer, and Casey Penn and Chris Latham produced.
Engineer Chris Latham at The Gorilla’s Nest Studio said, “Casey’s voice, like her songwriting, is pure and honest. She’s clear in her delivery in a way that anyone can connect with and relate to. Best of all, her personal character perfectly matches her creativity… to know her is to love her.”
The title track was composed by Penn, who co-wrote five additional tracks on the album. “Casey Penn is a phenomenal writer and singer, and she’s put together an inspiring album that bluegrass and country fans alike will enjoy,” said Tim Raybon.
Three singles were previously released, including “We Go Together Like a Guitar and a Fiddle,” “Little Lives,” and “Chasing Rainbows,” which appeared on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Song chart. Additional tracks include:
1. Prelude-Whispering Hope
2. Journey to Providence
3. We Go Together Like a Guitar and a Fiddle
5. Little Lives
6. The Blade
7. How to Bend
8. Chasing Rainbows
9. Winner Every Time
10. Would These Arms Be in Your Way
11. Dark and Desperate
12. One Step Away
With this album, Casey Penn steps firmly into a solo career. She has assembled a touring band and is building on past acclaim, particularly for her songwriting. Her original song, “Oceans,” co-written with Rodger King, received an honorable mention in the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Competition (2016). In addition, Casey is a past winner in the Arkansas Talent Search Songwriting Competition, an official nominee for the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year award, and a 2022 winner in the New Song Showcase at Walnut Valley Festival Competition for her cowrite with Rodger King, “No More Tears.”
One Step Away is available now for streaming and purchase HERE at all major outlets and to radio programmers at AirPlay Direct and by download from Mountain Fever Records. In addition, Casey and her band will hold an album release concert on February 10, 2023, at the world-famous Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee, at 9 p.m.
For more information on Casey Penn, please visit CaseyPennMusic.com.