NASHVILLE, TENN. - (April 11, 2022) - Country Trio Flat River Band has released a video featuring The McCrary Sisters, in support of their new radio single, “Shining Through My Window,” which charted in top three of the PlayMPE Christian Top 20 Streaming Chart on April 10. The trio of brothers, Chad, Andy and Dennijo Sitze, have a wealth of musical talent and experience, having played and toured with their family’s band since they were very young. “Shining Through My Window,” penned by Chad Sitze, has a cheerful theme, laden with the band’s stunning harmonies. The video, directed by Mark Nicolosi.
The tune is a follow-up to “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love,” which debuted at #8 as the most-added song on the Billboard Indicator Chart for the week of January 4, 2022 and Top 5 Most Downloaded song on PlayMPE. Both singles are included on the five-song EP, Sights and Sounds.
As an added bonus, the single boasts a vocal appearance by The McCrary Sisters. “The brothers and I have always loved The McCrary Sisters,” Chad commented. “Their father was a founding member of the Fairfield Four who we used to listen to and learned songs from when we had our family band. It only made sense to reach out to them and pitch the idea about singing with us. Luckily, they also said yes!” “To be able to do this song and video with Flat River Band was nothing short of awesome! We had a wonderful time sharing the day with them and shooting the video. It was a true blessing,” stated The McCrary Sisters. “We are so happy, honored and proud to be a part of this project and share in this song with our brothers in music.”
“The McCrarys came in the studio and laid down these angelic voices that could only be replicated from Heaven,” shared Dennijo of Flat River Band. Growing up, the Flat River Band brothers' grandpa would always tell them about listening to the Friday night Opry and hearing the Legendary Hank Snow’s son, Jimmie Snow, close out the Grand Ole Opry with his own show called Grand Ole Gospel Time, which he hosted for 25 years. Jimmie also owned a video production company outside of Nashville where they had done several videos during the family band days at his studio. It was an honor to have Brother Jimmie Snow to play the role of himself, “a preacher,” in the video for “Shining Through My Window.”
About Flat River Band:
Flat River Band consists of three brothers Andy, Chad and Dennijo Sitze, who grew up in a multi-generational family band. Performing alongside their parents and grandparents, they held residencies at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Throughout their tenure in music, the Missouri natives have charted #1 hits on the bluegrass gospel charts and have opened for The Chicks’ Natalie Maines, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, TG Sheppard and more.
The trio's songs can be found in the 2018 movie The Least of These, A Christmas Story, featuring Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys), Deborah Allen and Tayla Lynn (Loretta Lynn's granddaughter). The band recently released a new five-song EP, Sights and Sounds, which has given the trio exposure in the spotlight of the Americana and Country formats.