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Mountain Faith to America's Got Talent Semi-Finals

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Mountain Faith BandThe bluegrass music community has been watching in anticipation as a family band from Sylva, NC has been progressing through America's Got Talent competition. From their first appearance, this band has shown America's households what bluegrass music can be. The band's high energy level, great professional presentation, happy and cheerful attitude and a wonderful sense of presence has helped propel them into the semi-finals of the competition.

Even late in the afternoon when the shadow of Cowee Mountain stretches across the family tire shop, passersby can catch the bright notes of Appalachian bluegrass drifting from the back room of the service station where Mountain Faith – the SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards nominated band from Sylva, North Carolina – rehearses between customers. Everybody’s there: Sam McMahan keeping time on bass, Summer McMahan playing the fiddle and singing lead and harmony, Brayden McMahan plucking the banjo and singing harmony, Luke Dotson strumming the guitar and singing lead and harmony, and Cory Piatt picking the mandolin.

Since 2000, Mountain Faith has played their unique brand of bluegrass to audiences in civic centers, auditoriums, arenas, fair grounds, parks, and churches across the United States and Canada. Their fresh Appalachian take on gospel, bluegrass, folk, R&B, and pop music has earned them televised appearances on Daystar and, most recently, America’s Got Talent. When not touring the bluegrass festival circuit, Mountain Faith performs on the stage of Dollywood where they have quickly become a crowd favorite.

The excitement has been building since their first appearance on the program June 30th.

After their explosive acceptance for their performance there, the family band put a bluegrass twist on the rock song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness for the Judges Cut...

Here then is their performance from the Quater Finals that they place in moving them one step closer to the grand prize.

Fans continue to vote and praise this band for their wonderful exposure of bluegrass music to millions of American households. The artistry and talent of this group has been a great way to give bluegrass national exposure. Please continue to cheer them on and support them with your votes when you can.

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