“Fourth and Goal”, the new radio single by Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive is also the title of their new album on the John Boy & Billy label, slated for official release, February 3, 2017. The single is #1 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Monthly songs chart for March.

The song, “Fourth and Goal,” combines two of Baucom’s favorite things – hard driving bluegrass and football. After hearing the Brad Davis demo of the song, written by Davis and Paula Breedlove, Baucom knew it would be a great fit the band. The song’s message, relating a critical football situation to real life, is sure to catch the attention of music fans, but it’s the immediate ‘drive’ of the tune that captures your ear from the start.

Recorded at Wes Easter’s Eastwood Recording Studio in Cana, Virginia, this collection of songs includes the first two highly successful singles, “The Rock” and “Around The Corner,” featuring the lead vocals of Joey Lemons, a 2016 IBMA Momentum Award nominee in the Male Vocalist category. Along with Baucom and Lemons, the ‘Dukes of Drive’ features Will Jones on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals and Joe Hannabach on bass.

Here’s a review of Fourth & Goal in the March issue of IB from the International Bluegrass Music Association:

Terry Baucom, highly regarded in bluegrass  through his work with Charlie Moore, Boone Creek, Doyle Lawson, and IIIrd Tyme Out, continues his career with his own band, the Dukes of Drive. Listeners can enjoy an instrumental written by Terry, a gospel number, and songs that stand up to the reputation of music with drive. This is the third release for Baucom on the John Boy & Billy label and is the first full length project for them. “Fourth and Goal” contains “Around the Corner”, which achieved significant chart success last year, plus the chart-topping, most played song of 2015 ‘The Rock’, featuring IBMA’s 2016 Momentum Award vocalist Joey Lemons. If you like your bluegrass with drive, this will satisfy your itch. Those looking for fine vocal harmony can find that here as well. There’s also the “Charlie Cotton” number for those wanting a salute to writers Sonny Osborne, Benny Birchfield, and Pete Goble as a connection to early bluegrass icons.Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive are Terry Baucom (banjo, vocals), Will Jones (guitar, vocals), Joey Lemons (mandolin, vocals), and Joe Hannabach (bass). [BW]