Bluegrass/country artist Carrie Hassler kicks off the winter edition of the Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the historic Dalton, Ga., Freight Depot.
Hassler, who was born in Chattanooga and raised in Pikeville, Tenn., has earned Country Song of the Year honors from Strictly Country magazine, two International Bluegrass Music Association nods for her work on "All-Star Jam -- Live at Graves Mountain" and a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.
Two recent singles have garnered more attention for Hassler. "Country Song" hit No. 1 on European country radio, and "Luxury Liner," the first single from her latest project, "The Distance," was the most-played track of October 2012 on Sirius/XM Radio's "Bluegrass Junction." Originally released by Gram Parsons, "Luxury Liner" is transformed into a bluegrass barn burner by Hassler.
Proceeds from the concert series will raise funds for Providence Ministries' 60-bed shelter for men, which is under construction at 613 Oxford St. in Dalton. According to the Woodsongs website, $75,000 to $100,000 is needed to complete the project.