Bernie Faulkner's Debut Video Is Red Hot
"Pot Belly Stove"

"This ain't just a song - it's a soundtrack.  Sure brings back the memories"
- Ed Morris,

Bernie in barn - credit Eva Bennett
Credit: Eva Bennett
Nashville, TN (September 25, 2017) - Singer/songwriter Bernie Faulkner makes his video debut with the red hot "Pot Belly Stove."  The clip premieres globally this week on the syndicated hit television series, Bluegrass Ridge, and online today at"Pot Belly Stove" is Faulkner's first foray into the Bluegrass genre, and is the first single from his upcoming album.  Fans can purchase the track HERE, and radio can access via AirPlay Direct.  

Pot Belly Stove Music Video

Filmed at The Smokehouse, an old country store in Monteagle, Tennessee, the performance video is rich in atmosphere and charm.  Faulkner's high-energy pickin' style is evident; Diamond® matches, kindling, coal and ash are used to mirror the song's lyrics and to set a sense of time and space.  Bernie appears comfortably sock-footed in the clip, an indication of how at home he feels in the environment.  The aroma of wood smoke is easy to imagine, as is the warmth and companionship to be found around a pot belly stove.  Paradestormer Productions (movies: "Texas Road," "Baby Blues" / television: "Making It In Music City" for Amazon Prime) helmed the project, which was directed by Michael Giancana and produced by Faulkner.
"Pot Belly Stove" has fired up the imaginations of critics and industry insiders alike: 
"Our show delivers new and classic Bluegrass music to its viewers and 'Pot Belly Stove' fits right in.  It's a wonderful song and a great video that we're proud to premiere on Bluegrass Ridge.  Our viewers worldwide are in for a treat."
- Jeff Moseley, Executive Producer, CJM Productions
"A wonderfully crafted song, sung by a man who obviously knows the story firsthand and knows how to tell it to his audience ... an honest, heartfelt delivery, backed by a crack band."
- Larry Cordle, singer/songwriter

"Bernie's been playing and writing music for years, and this song is catching on with a lot of people.  Brings back great memories of a better time, a simpler time ... I feel like this one will climb up the chart." - Larry Shell, songwriter
"A cleverly crafted single that will put a smile on your face and get your toes tapping.  This track is a dandy ... I can't wait to hear the completed project."
 - Bob Mitchell,WKWC-FM
Born in Hazard, Kentucky, Bernie's childhood was spent between Hazard and his grandfather's farm and general store in Chavies, KY.  When he left for the bright lights of Nashville, Bernie took a bit of "home" with him, and that "country" sensibility served him well.  He enjoyed a successful Rock career with EXILE from 1967-1974 before he landed in the Country market.  He would go on to write songs and work with numerous Country artists - among them Billy Ray Cyrus and the late Troy Gentry - as a producer and mentor.  Faulkner wrote "April's Fool" for Tracy Lawrence, and co-wrote with countless hit singers and songwriters: Doodle Owens, Tommy Barnes, JP Pennington, Earl Bud Lee, Gentry, and others.  Bernie also enjoyed success as a writer for top Bluegrass artists, including Ralph Stanley II ("Black Diamonds" and "If This Old Guitar Could Talk"), Larry Sparks ("Old Man And The Fiddle"), Dale Ann Bradley ("Rain On The Roof"), Longview ("Only Time") and Reno & Smiley ("Black Diamonds").  "Pot Belly Stove" is his first Bluegrass release. 
The hit show Bluegrass Ridge, produced by Nashville's CJM Productions, features cream of the crop Bluegrass music.  The program airs on Heartland TV, The Family Channel, Angel Two Network (Dish-TV), Keep It Country TV-UK / Ireland, Country TV (New Zealand) and additional cable systems.
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