Song Premiere: Missy Werner — “Dead Man Walking”

Juli Thanki | June 30th, 2014

Missy Werner might not be as well-known as fellow bluegrass vocal powerhouses Rhonda Vincent or Dale Ann Bradley, but anyone who’s picked up her solo debut, Drifting and Dreaming, or Three Kinds of Lonesome, a 2011 release she put out with her band, knows she’s something special. The Cincinnati-based bluegrasser’s new album, Turn This Heart Around (out July 1), is a dandy, featuring Werner and her top-notch band tackling songs written by Eric Gibson, Gretchen Peters, Sarah Siskind, and more.

Today we’re pleased to premiere a track from that record, “Dead Man Walking,” which was written by Larry Cordle and Erin Enderlin; the song also features  a number of guests including Sierra Hull on mandolin, Megan McCormick on guitar, and Cordle himself contributing harmony vocals.

Give a listen, and tomorrow, pick up Turn This Heart Around.

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