Ralph Stanley, who turns 88 later this month, is a living bluegrass legend. Over the course of a career that spans parts of eight decades, Stanley has entertained millions and influences dozens upon dozens of artists. On latest project “Man of Constant Sorrow,” Stanley is joined by a host of his famous friends for a delightful 13-track release.
“I have always enjoyed performing with other musicians ever since my older brother Carter and I first started playing music together when we were kids,” Stanley explains. “I am excited to share these collaborations with such wonderful artists with our fans.”
Sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel, “Man of Constant Sorrow” features stellar duets with Josh Turner (“We Shall Rise”), Dierks Bentley (“I Only Exist”), Ricky Skaggs (“Sweethearts in Heaven”), Lee Ann Womack (“White Dove”), Elvis Costello (“Red Wicked Wine”), Robert Plant (“Two Coats”) and Old Crow Medicine Show (“Short Life of Trouble”). Stanley caps the album with solo renditions of “Hills of Home” and the title track, his signature tune. Enjoy, y’all. (Jeffrey Sisk)