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.

We wanted to give you all an update about what is happening with us.

Rene' was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The doctors are considering this an "aggressive" cancer.

Treatment will begin soon and is expected to be quite extensive.

Surgery is scheduled for Aug.5th with chemo therapy and radiation to follow.

We are happy with the team of doctors with whom we are working and will be including many integrative therapies in our approach.

We are still gathering information but wanted to let all of you know about this new direction life has taken.

We hope to continue to do as much music as we can during this process.

We will do our best to keep you all updated.

All your good thoughts, prayers and healing energy is greatly appreciated.

With much thanks

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