Two-time Grammy Award winners and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show release Best Of, which features 12 of the most memorable and beloved songs from O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008) - as well as two previously unreleased tracks: ''Black Haired Quebecoise'' and ''Heart Up In The Sky.'' The album will also be made available on vinyl, a format on which none of these songs are currently available and many have never been.
Over the past 15 years, Old Crow Medicine Show has cultivated a diverse fan base that thrives on the band's energetic performances. They have earned the respect of both their peers and influences while also influencing the new guard of folk rock revivalists. While trends have come and gone, Old Crow Medicine Show continues to be a strong and steady force in roots music. The Best Of is a nostalgic walk down memory lane for those who have been with the band since the beginning, and a nice overview for those fans who have only discovered the band recently.
Old Crow Medicine Show got their start by busking on street corners up and down the east coast and Canada, eventually catching the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina. He invited them to play Merlefest and helped set the course of their successful career.
Similarly, just a few years later, Nettwerk discovered the band by crashing a house party in Nashville. The band was signed shortly after, and in 2004, Nettwerk released O.C.M.S., which featured the now Platinum-selling anthem ''Wagon Wheel,'' one of the most covered recordings in recent history, most famously by Darius Rucker who got the track to #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2013.
Old Crow Medicine Show has won over audiences across the world with their boundless energy and spirit, playing renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Newport Folk Festival, and many more. They've also shared the stage with such artists as Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, John Prine and The Avett Brothers and others.
The Best Of features ''Wagon Wheel'' along with other live show fan favorites like ''Tell It To Me,'' ''Down Home Girl,'' ''CC Rider'' and ''I Hear Them All.'' The two previously unreleased tracks, ''Black Haired Quebecoise'' and ''Heart Up in the Sky'' were recorded in 2006 while the band was making Big Iron World.
SIDE 1: 1. Wagon Wheel (from O.C.M.S. album) 2. Tell It To Me (from O.C.M.S. album) 3. Down Home Girl (from Big Iron World album) 4. Alabama High-Test (from Tennessee Pusher album) 5. Big Time In The Jungle (from O.C.M.S. album) 6. CC Rider (from O.C.M.S. album)
SIDE 2: 7. Take 'em Away (from O.C.M.S. album) 8. Humdinger (from Tennessee Pusher album) 9. Fall On My Knees (from Down Home Girl EP) 10. My Good Gal (from Big Iron World album) 11. I Hear Them All (from Big Iron World album) 12. Caroline (from Tennessee Pusher album)
BONUS 7'' - SIDE A: 1. Heart Up In The Sky (previously unreleased) SIDE B: 2. Black Haired Quebecoise (previously unreleased)