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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Hello Everyone.

Thank you al for your kind words, thoughts, prayers and support for Rene' as she goes through her cancer treatment.

What unusual times we are living in!

We hope that you are all safe, in good health and finding new ways of appreciating and enjoying your home during this quarantine

We wanted to pass on an update from us.

Rene' was able to have surgery  late February and is recovering nicely.

She began daily radiation treatments in March and is in her 4th of 6 weeks.  Chemotherapy

is continuing through radiation and at this time it is thought it will continue another 52 weeks post radiation.

Her immune system is still very weak and we are keeping her as isolated as possible.  Oddly, in this time of "stay at home"  we are traveling 80 miles daily and we look forward to weekends when we do not have to travel for her treatments.

Keep your masks on and be safe out there.  Even though you may feel no symptoms, there is a always a possibility of spreading this virus unintentionally to someone like Rene' who is vulnerable and in a compromised state of health

Most of all be kind to one another and take care of each other.

We hope to see you soon to share music, laughter, and hugs

With Love, Wayne and Rene'

Find more information on our Events Page

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