DEANIE RICHARDSON, “Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard,” Pinecastle. 12 tracks.

Deanie Richardson, who grew up outside Nashville, made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13.

She and her fiddle have been making country, bluegrass and several other genres of music ever since.

Richardson has been a member of the New Coon Creek Girls and Sister Sadie.

And she’s had her own band.

She’s performed with Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Bob Seger, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Del McCoury and a lot more.

And Richardson has toured with the Chieftains.

“Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard” includes “Murchadh Tobha churraig dhuibh” (“Murdo Tobha’s Black Cap”), a song from those years, with Alyth McCormack, a Scottish singer, supplying the vocals.

There’s the swing of “Black and White Rag” and the stone country of “Tears Will Be The Chaser for Your Wine,” an old Wanda Jackson song, with Dale Ann Bradley‘s great vocals this time.

Richardson wrote three tunes — “Meadow Dancing,” inspired by her granddaughter, Meadow; “Stoney Mae,” a song about a moonshiner’s daughter, with Ronnie Bowman on vocals; and “Chickens in the House.”

Patty Loveless joins Richardson on the traditional “Jack of Diamonds” and Amanda McKenny and Brandon Bostic lend their vocals to “East Virginia Blues.”

Richardson’s brother, Clyde, clogs to “Lost Indian.”

There’s also a great version of Bill Monroe’s “Kentucky Waltz.”

The album is available at

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