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NEW, UPDATED, AND BACK IN PRINT – “Everybody on the Truck” is the story of The Dillards, detailing their formation, their early days performing all over Missouri, their later migration to California, and how they ended up bringing bluegrass to mainstream America and in the process becoming the most-viewed bluegrass band in history (via their beloved appearances as “The Darlings” on The Andy Griffith Show).

You’ll also learn more about how The Dillards found themselves on the leading edge of the new “Country Rock” music genre, which quickly found a mainstream audience as new artists and bands like Elton John, The Eagles, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield took this new music to millions of people across the globe (as they all credited The Dillards for inspiration).

Ultimately The Dillards became one of the only groups in history to be featured in 3 major Halls of Fame at the same time:  The Bluegrass Hall of Fame, The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and The Country Music Hall of Fame (via special focused exhibit).

This book is an UPDATED version of a previous release, with content bringing the book up-to-date into 2023, the final lyrics to “The Songs That Made Charlene Cry,” lots of NEW pictures, and a new afterword by the wife of the still-performing Rodney Dillard: Beverly Cotten-Dillard.

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We have a limited early run of the album in stock autographed.

Old Road New Again has all that has come before in attention to blending traditional sounds: instruments, melodies, sometimes lyrics – with a great line-up of hot pickers (including Don Henley!). if you ‘drop the needle’ on one song or another, you will be amazed at the solid variety of the different – yet comfortably similar  – styles that come out of your speakers!

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“The Dillards were probably more of an influence on me than anybody else but The Beatles and The Byrds.  The Dillards’ album called ‘Wheatstraw Suite’ was a very influential album in my life.  I was a big fan of the Dillards. In fact, I drove through a snowstorm to hear them play in Fort Worth back in 1968.”

Don Henley

“The band added its own personality and feel to now classic albums like Back Porch Bluegrass and Wheatstraw Suite, the latter of which features orchestra and drums and remains to be one of the most innovative bluegrass albums of all time.”

Jac Holzman

Founder Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records (originally signed The Dillards)

“The Dillards did an album called ‘Wheatstraw Suite’, which is one of my favorite albums. It was mostly Beatles songs, and the first thing I did when I came to America was go and see them.”

Elton John

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