Rhonda Vincent's life of music evolved into a successful career in bluegrass music after being discovered by Grand Ole Opry Star Jim Ed Brown. She learned about the music business from Nashville's best like James Stroud, Jack McFadden, and Stan Barnett. Her powerful vocal style transcends the boundaries of bluegrass music, as evidence in her collaboration with Dolly Parton on the Elton John/Bernie Taupin Tribue Project "Restoration" 2018. She was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry on February 28, 2020.
Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. GRAMMY-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy, joins forces with GRAMMY-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, fresh off of his recent stint touring with multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner, as well as esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrell Webb, who has recorded and toured with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, among many others. The group also includes 26-year-old “old soul” guitarist Zeb Snyder, whose fierce and versatile playing recalls Doc Watson and Norman Blake as readily as it does Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Best known as modern-day troubadours who carry the torch for traditional country music, The Malpass Brothers began singing and playing together professionally at a very young age. Alongside their dad, Chris Malpass Sr., the siblings performed at churches all over the southeast, but they continued to hone their traditional sound by working alongside and amongst the legends. The Malpass Brothers made their Grand Ole Opry debut in December of 2018 and have been asked to return to the hallowed circle well over a dozen times since. The brother duo has headlined international tours and festivals in Ireland, Switzerland, and in Scotland, and have been featured on multiple national television shows including TBN's " The Huckabee Show" and RFD's "Country's Family Reunion" and "Larry's Country Diner".
The newly formed band "Southern Legacy" features the Tony Rice style-playing of Josh Williams, and the high tenor singing and mandolin picking of Don Rigsby. All the members have played with Tony Rice at one time or another. He is one of the most influential musicians in the history of bluegrass and acoustic music in general. Southern legacy continues the legacy of bluegrass and maintains the spirit and the essence of bluegrass.
Olivia Jo is an up-and-coming bluegrass artist and versatile singer-songwriter. The artist got her start in music as a child growing up in the foothills of southwest Virginia, an area rich in traditional bluegrass and acoustic music. She recorded two bluegrass albums by the time she was 12 years old with which she enjoyed moderate success and gained exposure in radio and television. Her passionate, powerful vocals coincide with her honest, heartfelt delivery on stage, creating an enjoyable experience for both bluegrass and country fans. She has most recently released three bluegrass singles, all landing on national charts (The Roots Music Report, Cashbox, The Bluegrass Jamboree, etc.) Her latest single, "Nothing to Lose" featuring bluegrass vocalist and instrumentalist Lou Reid, was #1 on The Bluegrass Jamboree Top 100 for June 2023. Olivia Jo is eager to continue her musical journey in bluegrass where her love for music began.
Russell Moore formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991, and bluegrass music hasn’t been the same since. IIIrd Tyme Out helped to usher in a new era of youthful, energetic bluegrass, and establish his own unique sound. IIIrd Tyme Out has been named IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year seven times, with Russell being the most-awarded male vocalist in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Awards (six awards and counting). Since 1991, IIIrd Tyme Out has been headlining bluegrass festivals and topping bluegrass charts with hits including “Moundsville Pen,” “Erase The Miles,” “John and Mary,” “Raining In L.A.,” “I’m Leaving Detroit”, “The Best Durn Ride,” and “Lovin’ You, Goin’ Blind” are all staples on bluegrass radio. The band’s latest album, It’s About Tyme generated rave reviews from fans and critics alike, and produced a handful of chart-toppers, including “Brown County Red,” “I’m Leaving You and Fort Worth Too,” and “Cottontown.”
Seth Mulder & Midnight Run is traditional bluegrass music at its best! They present a high-energy show filled with nostalgic entertainment tight harmonies, and skillful musicianship, all built around a curated set list of original material and lost covers. In a day and age where authenticity is everything, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run are the real deal; as one of the most talked-about young bands on the circuit today, the future of bluegrass music is in good hands.
Authentic Unlimited Band offers a powerful and energetic approach to bluegrass music. The band will bring a fresh, new image complete with a combination of many years of musical experience.
Jerry Cole, Eli Johnston, and Stephen Burwell were members of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver until Lawson announced his retirement. With Lawson’s blessing and guidance, the three decided to pick up the torch and carry it forward.
The roster was made complete with the addition of sensational vocalist John Meador and mandolin extraordinaire Jesse Brock.
Rickey Wasson spent 15 years singing lead vocals and playing guitar with J.D. Crowe & The New South. Wasson's powerful vocals have placed him in an elite group of today's top bluegrass singers.
After releasing four Top Ten Billboard albums, North Carolina based Nu-Blu has quickly established themselves as one of the top Acoustic acts in the music industry, delivering a set of songs that range from the melancholy to the exuberant, and at every step they prove they've got a knack for finding their way into the deeper parts of you.