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STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN

Five-time GRAMMY-winner, Steven Curtis Chapman, is honoring his rural Kentucky heritage as he announces Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows, released on all music platforms March 22, 2019. 
Deeper Roots serves as the sequel to Chapman’s 2013 Billboard No. 1 Bluegrass Album Deep Roots, which was exclusively released with Cracker Barrel. 

MANDOLINIST, INSTRUCTOR & PRODUCER

  Since first hitting the scene in the early 1980’s,  Alan has made a name for himself as one of the most creative and technically gifted mandolinists in bluegrass and acoustic music.

UNIQUE SOUTHERN BAND

One of the genre’s most award winning artists in recent years garnering ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards to date with five critically acclaimed albums, Balsam Range has put on live performances across the nation, including multiple Grand Old Opry appearances that have left audiences spellbound

EMOTION, SINCERITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM

Recently signed by Compass Records in Nashville, The Bankesters had a #1 song on the BluegrassToday.com national airplay chart in February 2013. The band is a favorite at the Red White and Bluegrass festival in Morganton, North Carolina. Last year they were asked to play the main stage at the IBMA 2012 Fan Fest in Nashville.

REMINISCENT OF THE EARLY DAYS OF BLUEGRASS

 Big Country Bluegrass delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform.

FAVORITE BLUEGRASS ARTIST OF ALL TIME -Bluegrass Today

As momentum continues to build for the 23 year strong powerhouse band, Blue Highway is rolling on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the explosive dobro of Gaven Largent. 

DYNAMIC AND DISTINCTIVE

BLUE MAFIA is the brain-child of guitarist Tony Wray. In 2011, BLUE MAFIA was formed out of love for his wife Dara (who so badly wanted to play music!) With hopes of playing a few times a year, opportunities and response grew far more than they ever dreamed, catapulting BLUE MAFIA on this journey.

THIS BAND UNDERSTANDS VARIETY

With their fresh sound, original material, strong vocals and innovative musicianship, Breaking Grass is doing exactly what their name implies. Although not quite traditional, the music they present is without a doubt steeped in the timeless genre they grew up listening to.

MOST ACCOMPLISHED AND AWARDED ACOUSTIC GUITARIST OF HIS GENERATION

 His rise from buzzed-about young sideman to first-call Nashville session musician to membership in one of history’s greatest bluegrass bands has been grounded in quiet professionalism and ever-expanding musicianship.

DISTINCT SOUND AND CHARISMATIC STAGE SHOW

The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass-rich area of North Carolina from which they hail and borrow their name. The band has a large following and a fan club of 600 active members. 

FOUR DISTINCT PERSONALITIES THAT PRODUCE PERFECT HARMONY

Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they’re delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that’s won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country.

SWEET AND PURE VOCALS

Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship.

PERFECT BLEND OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION

The Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the concert stage reaching beyond traditional boundaries. Their brand of entertainment has earned them multiple nominations at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards.

HUSBAND AND WIFE DREAM TEAM

Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest release, Faster & Farther.

SINGER. SONGWRITER. GUITARIST

There is no mistaking the raw and powerful vocals by singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins.  His significant chart success, coupled with his stellar live performances, have made him one of most talked about male vocalist in acoustic music.

A FESTIVAL FAVORITE

With stints in Nothin’ Fancy, Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, and the Bluegrass Brothers on the band's résumé, the Deer Creek Boys are a powerful blend of energetic pickin', hard-hitting harmonies, and top-notch songwriting.

A NATIONAL TREASURE

 For fifty years, Del’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans-count Gill among them-as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. And while the box set Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury, like its distilled companion, By Request-both in stores on May 12th-provides an opportunity to look back on a unique legacy, it’s also one that Del McCoury’s rolling past with a wave and a grin and some of the best music he’s ever made.

ONE OF MUSIC'S LIONS

With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year.

YOU KNOW HIM AND YOU LOVE HIM

Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than twenty one albums and compilations, charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. He has recorded five Billboard #1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple platinum This Time.

A BLUEGRASS BAND FROM NASHVILLE, TN

Barry Bales, Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Charlie Cushman, Johnny Warren, Jeff White

MULTIAWARD WINNING BLUEGRASS QUARTET FROM NASHVILLE, TN

With over 50 national awards and nominations, The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and in demand bluegrass bands in America. Touring over 150 dates each year, the talented foursome features veterans of the world of famous Grand Ole Opry, Grammy award winners, hit songwriters, and celebrated instrumentalist.

THE SOUTH HAS RISEN AGAIN

FLASHBACK is a bluegrass "super group"  featuring former member's of The 1995 Grammy Nominated  "Flashback" version of J.D Crowe And The Newsouth.  The band was formed as a 20 year reunion band,  which brought all original members back together for a 2015 tour in which they were known as "The Flashback Band. The band is in the studio working on a debut CD for Pinecastle Records to be released in early 2017.

TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS WITH A MODERN FEEL

FLATT LONESOME is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence. 

"...BLUEGRASS SUPERSTARS" -NEW YORK TIMES

"Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great. Eric and Leigh sing bluegrass’ tightest harmony blend, and, instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste. " Steve Leftridge of PopMatters

"PLOWING THE GROUND, PLANTING THE SEED..."

The Gospel Plowboys is a bluegrass gospel group that is dedicated to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and His saving grace. It is by His shed blood that we are saved. They are based out of Safe Harbor Baptist Church, in Salisbury, NC.

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HEART AND SOUL IN EVERY SONG

Heidi and Ryan are founded on roots, family, faith, and love. It started in 2010 where they met at a bluegrass festival and there was no denying the plan that God had already laid out in front of them. Bringing a fresh and heart felt sound to gospel music, they tell the good news of our Lord and savior through song

MAJOR MODERN BLUEGRASS BAND

the Stringdusters' style and substance are uniquely Infamous. Since 2007, the band's ever-evolving artistry and boldly creative collaborations — including Ryan Adams, Joss Stone, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Osborne, and Lee Ann Womack — have pushed them past the edges of traditional acoustic music and carved out a musical niche all their own in the hearts of fans and critics, alike. 

MUSIC TO CLEANSE THE SOUL

Irene Kelley discovered her flair for songwriting as a teenager and soon found her way to Nashville, TN where her songs were quickly noticed and recorded by Carl Jackson, Ricky Skaggsand Sharon White. While recording an album for MCA and independently releasing two more records and touring worldwide, Irene raised two daughters and scored cuts with Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Pat Green, Brother Phelps, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Darrell Scott, The Whites, the Osborne Brothers and others.

A BIT OF EVERYTHING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

His voice has developed into a tone that, while soothing and calm, strongly motivates. His instrumental mastery (guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass) is very nearly legendary, and his song choices and arrangements create packages like finely wrapped Christmas gifts.

INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH BLUEGRASS

unior Sisk & Ramblers Choice are widely recognized as one of today's premier traditional bluegrass bands.Their 2011 album Heart of a Song helped bring the band into the spotlight and reminded bluegrass fans of the power of tradition. 

GUTSY, HEARTFELT, AND BRILLIANT

A creation of the intensely personal musical and romantic connection between Kenny and Amanda, the band shares an all-too-rare sense of intimacy and cohesion where each musician feels an almost telepathic connection. Musicians call it being in the groove, where the group collectively accents each beat in precisely the same way. With Kenny leading the way on guitar, this band never has trouble finding the groove.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Highly regarded as one of bluegrass music's finest high lead and tenor vocalist, Larry Stephenson has been headlining concerts for over 25 years. He formed the Larry Stephenson Band in 1989 while living in his home state of Virginia, and since that time, they have toured widely, recorded frequently, all the while nurturing their distinctive sound.

CONSTANTLY GROUND BREAKING

Since its formation 34 years ago, Lonesome River Band continues its reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music. For over 30 years, Lonesome River Band continues set the standard in the bluegrass music world.

HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

Considered one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation, Mike picked up a fiddle at age four, and his talent was recognized early. His list of guest apperances over the years is a who's who of bluegrass legends including Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson, Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson, and J.D. Crowe. 

NO FRILLS IN YOUR FACE TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS

After the passing of his father Cullen Galyean in 2010 Mickey felt a strong desire to keep the music of his father alive.  Cullen left a legacy of music legendary in these parts. A long list of traditional  mountain bluegrass songs that have been recored by several notable bluegrass artist over the years.  So with this rich bluegrass heritage Mickey put together his band, "Cullen's Bridge," choosing personel  that understand and appreicate  this traditional style of bluegrass music. 

THE ACT THAT AMERICA NEEDS TO SEE

Nothin’ Fancy formed as a bluegrass band in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Since then, they have grown in popularity, released 11 full length albums, and continue to perform at festivals across the United States and in international engagements.

FUSION OF MUSICAL TASTES AND INTERPRETATIONS

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