This song for the Shenandoah band Church On Cumberland Road, was their first #1 hit when it was released back in 1989. Apparently, when Rascal Flatts was forming as a group, this was the song they sang to work on their harmonies.
The 2nd album from Shenandoah was entitled "The Road Not Taken" and had a track on there of the same name. Strangely this song, The Road Not Taken, and the title of the album, wasn't released as a single. But they had 3 #1 hits from the album.
As mentioned above, Two Dozen Roses was a #1 hit for the Shenandoah band from "The Road Not Taken" album and was written by Nashville songwriters Robert Byrne and Mac McAnally.
It's great to see this band performing once again. I'll add a link near the bottom of the page where you can catch up on their latest tour dates. Shenandoah was very popular in the late 1980's and early 1990's and charted 26 singles, of which 5 went to #1.
Lawsuits over the bands name crippled them financially and by 1992, they were without a contract. by 1997, Shenandoah disbanded.
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Marty Talks About Past Problems
As 2014 rolled around, Marty Raybon re-joined the group with the only other original band member drummer Mike McGuire. In March 2019 Shenandoah released their new album "Reloaded" and have released a single called "Noise" but the song failed to chart.
Many people don't know that Marty battled alcohol and it's demons but quit smoking and drinking on the very same day. He spends much of his down time working with prison inmates.