NU-BLU, “Nail By Nail,” Pinecastle Records. 7 tracks.

Nu-Blu is a band that delivers good bluegrass. And the band’s backstory would make a great movie about overcoming adversity.

Carolyn and Daniel Routh formed the North Carolina-based band in 2003.

That fall, she suffered two strokes, lost her ability to speak as well as the use of her right side — and almost lost her life.

But Carolyn Routh battled back to become a fine lead singer and bass player.

In 2009, Nu-Blu signed with Pinecastle Records, one of the genre’s most respected labels.

But a few months later, before the band’s new album, “Nights,” could be released, Pinecastle closed its doors.

The Rouths decided to self-release the album and its first single, “Spin on the Red Brick Floor.”

It scored well on several charts and Nu-Blu was named 2010 Country Band of the Year by the Carolina Music Awards.

Then, in September 2010, the Pinecastle label was purchased and reopened. And Nu-Blu was signed to a new contract.

And the band continues to make its presence known on the bluegrass circuit.

Nu-Blu’s first bluegrass gospel CD hits stores on Oct. 30 (it can be pre-ordered now) and the seven tracks should make waves in that market as well.

Carolyn Routh sings lead on five tracks.

Daniel Routh sings lead on “Man From Galilee,” a hard-driving song about Jesus, and Levi Austin sings lead on “Where Did You Get That Water,” a bouncy tune that says Christians should live their testimony every day.

Carolyn also wrote one song — “The Hammer,” a ballad about the hammer that drove the nails into Jesus’ hands and feet.

The first single is “Martha and Mary,” a song about two sisters who each approached Jesus in a different way.

Another good album by a good band.

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