bittersweet highway. . .


Borderland Americana
"music from the fringes"



Welcome to the internet home of Bittersweet Highway and County Road Records!  So glad you've found us! 

We are Rene' Janiece and Wayne McKinzie - a singer-songwriter duo
living at the base of the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado.

Here, you'll find background on who we are and how we got started - as well as what we might be up to next.

Check out our music page to download our albums, individual songs,
or to order a physical copy of our new EP - It All Falls Away.

We hope you visit often for updates on events, videos, photos, new song demos,
and information on how to bring us to a venue near you!

This is the place for all-around updates as we wander this road.


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A change of direction...

Hello Everyone.

Thank you al for your kind words, thoughts, prayers and support for Rene'

We wanted to give you all an update. Rene' was scheduled for surgery on Monday August 5th. However, when we met with the surgeon, she was not comfortable with the changes she saw.

Another biopsy was performed and we learned that another more dangerous cancer was present. This did not show up in any of her other biopsies or scans.

With this development, surgery was not possible.

Monday August 5th had a port-o-cath installed and chemotherapy began August 7th. We will not know anything further until we find out how this cancer responds to the Chemotherapy.

We wanted to keep everyone updated on this new development in her treatment process.

A dear friend has set up a support page for Rene:

All thoughts healing energy, prayers and support are greatly appreciated

Thank you for keeping Rene' in your hearts.

With Love, Wayne and Rene'



We sat down recently to talk with Don Benjamin from the Delta County Independent.

See what he had to report about how we got started and what brought us to where we are now.


Find more information on our Events Page

Or go to our MUSIC page to download songs and purchase CD's