Exclusive Premiere: The Gibson Brothers — “They Called It Music”

Juli Thanki | March 11th, 2013

4599Bluegrass music has a long, rich history of brother duos. Eric and Leigh Gibson may be one of the newer links in that chain, but their harmonies are some of the best you’ll find in bluegrass–or any genre.

Out March 26 on Compass Records, The Gibson Brothers’ They Called It Music will be a serious contender for Album of the Year thanks to those captivating harmonies and the five-man band’s stellar arrangements. Covers of songs by artists like Mark Knopfler, the Delmore Brothers, and Shawn Camp and Loretta Lynn stand alongside original material that includes some of the brothers’ best writing to date.  Check out the title track, written by Eric Gibson and Joe Newberry, “They Called It Music,” below, along with a new video of the band performing the song at Compass Sound Studios in Nashville.

  1. jim bourey
    March 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This one is destined to be a classic. Thank you for sending it along.

  2. Sandy Blankenship
    March 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Now this is what I call music! Great lyrics, harmony, and everything else it takes to be a #1 hit. I can’t wait to see it zoon up the charts.

  3. Chris James
    March 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Now that’s how you do it! Great harmony too. Just a mic and no effects shows how it’s done.

  4. Michael
    March 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Plane simple music, great musianship, no computer to cover vocal mistakes, great message. These guys are known for their harmony. They certainly have that in spades. What I like about them more than most Bluegrass bands is their seemingly musical simplicity. When an instrument comes in it absolutely belongs, it brings it’s voice to the song. The Gibdon brothers, including the entire band, should be proud of this song, this record and what they bring to Bluegrass music in general.

  5. Jake
    May 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Why didn’t you stream the complete album, like some others you have? Hard to get a good idea from one song. :)

    Thanks anyway,
    Jake

  6. David Fruend
    August 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    What a treat! To me, this has the character that make traditional American music so special. I love it. Just learned you talent extends into composition, Joe. Congratulations.

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