â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€ has been sweeping the countries, internationally, sung by the amazing â€œGram Parsons and EmmyLou Harris,â€ for a number of years, and is also released in many languages. With these two well-known legends singing her song, Iâ€™d say, Joyce Allsup must have been born a songwriter!
By the way, Joyce hails from a small town in Virginia, called Schuyler, which is the setting for the famed â€œWaltonâ€™s Mountainâ€ TV series, and regards all the Waltonâ€™s as very good friends. Joyce resides in Hendersonville, TN now, and loves it.
It didnâ€™t take long for Nashville to welcome her into the music industry, as she is a versatile, prolific, and very original writer. Joyce wasted no time. She went to recording company executives and was told â€œshe was writing ahead of her time. Her songs were recorded and released immediately. That was like adding fuel to a flame!
So therefore, very soon her songs had attracted major artists, major labels, and â€œHall of Famers.â€ To name a few:
Artist & Song
Carl & Pearl Butler â€“ â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€
Gram Parsons & EmmyLou Harris â€“ â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€
Worldwide artists â€“ Too numerous to mention â€“ â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€
Mel Tillis â€“ â€œCan You Build Your House (On Another Manâ€™s Grave)â€
Lefty Frizzell â€“ â€œYou Donâ€™t Have to be Present to Winâ€ â€“ Album & Box Set
Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn â€“ â€œI Reached for the Wineâ€ â€“ Album & Box Set
Porter Wagoner â€“ â€œMy Baby Turns the Lights on Uptownâ€ â€“ Album
Stonewall Jackson â€“ â€œTouch Me Notâ€ â€“ Album
Jimmy Dickens â€“ â€œCan You Build Your House (On Another Manâ€™s Grave)â€
Bobby Wright â€“ â€œNo, Not Quiteâ€ â€“ of the â€œMcHaleâ€™s Navyâ€ â€“ TV Show
And the list goes on and onâ€¦
Joyce is an affiliate of BMI, and naturally has many friends while writing in the 60â€™s, 70â€™s, 80â€™s, 90â€™s, and on through 2005. Her tunes are found in all genres, also all formats, and as mentioned, in many different languages.
Among the many accomplishments like top 10 songs and many others in the national charts it seems that â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€ has now become an old standard and sheâ€™s elated about it. The song is also on EmmyLou Harrisâ€™s album, titled â€œLate Date,â€ released in 1982, then in 1984, followed by a cd, later released in 1999, a real big chart-winner on Eminent Records, that stayed there for a long time.
Hope youâ€™re acquainted with the Gram Parsonâ€™s Tribute Concert in California, now on DVD, called â€œSin City,â€ hosted by Polly Parsonâ€™s, Grams Daughter. I loved John Doe and Kathleen Edwardsâ€™s performance of â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashes.â€ It was very good and in a California newspaper it was said to be the highlight of the show!
The song is also featured on a CMT video, also on on the film â€œFallen Angelâ€ showing in the U.K., with Gram Parsons, soon to be in the U.S. on DVD.
It looks like Joyce Allsup knows what to do with a song, get them multi-recorded! One thingâ€™s for sure, sheâ€™s always writing one. Yeah, she jumped into music like a flash fire, but her career of 35 years was destined to be a long-burn, and â€œWeâ€™ll Sweep Out the Ashesâ€ (In the Morning).
Check out the artist's website:
1. For anyone, but you
2. Too close to be close
3. Hand of sin
4. Less to look foward to
5. easy for them
6. all in my time
7. Not out of my mind( I'm out of yours)
8. A girl I can't stand
9. keep on your toes