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Holy smoke! Hassler's latest-no-holds-bared release demonstrates remarkable talent. From her blistering arrangement of "One Way Track To Nowhere" to an affective "Turn The Page," Hassler is at the top of her game." ~ Bob Mitchell, Radio Bluegrass International

“This is a top-notch bluegrass band, an Alison Krauss on high-octane gas. While some of their their songs (Country Strong, Seven Miles to Wichita) come to mind wouldn't feel out of place on a say, a Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride or even Faith Hill album, this is a kick-tail bluegrass band with incredible instrumentalists on fiddle, banjo, Dobro and mandolin. All led by Hassler's sweet and strong classic country voice." ~ Mac McDonald, Monterey, CA - The Herald

“Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain’s new CD is probably the best that I've heard this year, from a stunning debut to a super sounding sophomore disc. Carrie Hassler is the Carrie Underwood of bluegrass. Great material, a label willing to put out the money to get a really super sounding disc, real refreshment.” Jim Moulton – CountryStarsOnline

“Energetic and crisp, CHHR 2 is a hard-driving bluegrass album that showcases one of the most talented and imaginative sets of musicians in the genre today.”  ~ The 9513 Country Music

“For one thing, Hassler has a presence as a vocalist, her voice clear and precise. More than that, she controls it, avoiding the pitfalls of many a young vocalist who try to push the limits. Listening to each song, you can feel her love for the music and you most certainly hear it. She does not do it alone. Hard Rain is one superb bluegrass/country outfit, both vocally and instrumentally.” ~ Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

“Better buckle your seat belts before light hits byte on this set, her debut was no fluke. Whether she was holding back or just honed her chops more with 2 years of road work, Hassler is the future of bluegrass. With playing and singing that can easily rival the great ladies at the fore of the form these days, Hassler doesn’t need to elbow them aside as the drive, passion and pure musicality puts her toe to toe with them. Firmly establishing herself as a front runner, this is not polite bluegrass, this is a high octane excursion that opens the ears and gets the blood flowing. Hot stuff.” MidwestRecord.com

“The instrumental talents of Hard Rain band members Josh Miller on banjo, brothers Kevin and Keith McKinnon on mandolin and guitar, Jamie Harper on fiddle and Travis Anderson on bass enhance the strong vocal talents of Hassler, maintaining an alluring balance throughout. The comparisons to Alison Krauss and Union Station are justified with their appealing sound. CHHR also attempts, and successfully pulls off, a bluegrass variation on the Bob Seger classic Turn The Page. No sophomore let down here.”  ~ COUNTRY STANDARD TIME

“The CCH2 CD is #1 of the BEST OF THE YEAR.” ~ Bryan Dietz, Bluegrass MidAmerica Radio

Carrie has a powerful voice that is crystal clear. Definitely a CD that will stay in my player for a while.” ~ Country Music Facts and News.com

"I Can Go Back Anytime is a 'homerun' for Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain! Carrie continues to impress me with her talents!" ~ Cindy BAUCOM, KNEE-DEEP IN BLUEGRASS

“From the hard drivin’ bluegrass cuts to the wonder ballads, they all should be monster hits.” ~ Clyde Scott, Bluegrass Radio.org

“If this isn’t a hit, I’m in the wrong business.”  ~ Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network, Into the Blue Radio Show

“Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain’s new single release ‘I Can Go Back Anytime’ takes us back only a short time ago – when she was brand spankin’ new voice/band and wowing the skeptical bluegrass crowds with her powerful vocals and the meticulously perfect vibes of Hard Rain. We were bowled over by the top shelf image and sound that they had, when we felt the first few droplets of Hard Rain’s many talents. WOW – they certainly are thrilling folks again, with a brand new wonderful song! She can ‘GO BACK WITH US ANYTIME’ and she knows it! Take us where you will, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain!!! We’re along for the duration!” ~ Gracie Muldoon, Worldwidebluegrass.com

“Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain - They have moved up in the bluegrass world in a major way in the past year. With hard-driving, modern day bluegrass to a Patsy Cline sound, they have covered the bases.” Cyndi Nelson ~ Gadsden Times (AL)
 

 
 

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