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A New Chapter Begins for Mountain Heart Band

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Mountain HeartMountain Heart is thrilled to announce their new partnership and an upcoming studio album, their first since 2010! It’s been five years since Mountain Heart released a new album, and we’re stoked to finally have new music to share with our fans! Writing and touring throughout this stretch has allowed us time to gather what we feel is the best batch of songs we’ve ever recorded. We went to a studio in Asheville, NC and recorded the project we’ve always wanted to make, and because this is a self-produced record, we didn’t have any major deadlines or constraints working against us. We simply let down our guard and played and sang with passion and energy just like we do on stage every night.

Mountain Heart Entertainment is the new official partnership. For the first time in the band’s 17 year history, Mountain Heart represents a group made up of all equal partners on and off the stage set to create and share their music with fans everywhere! The members are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album. Release and tour details are coming soon. Music lovers can look forward to hearing the first single very soon with accompanying video content.

Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and just as notably, their incendiary live performances.

Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA’s. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times, and have shared the stage with acts ranging from The Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Levon Helm, Tony Rice, and John Fogerty, to Merle Haggard, George Jones, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss.

Mountain Heart’s musical virtuosity – the band is comprised of top call studio pros at every position, unmatched energy, and keen sense of entertainment dynamics have helped them to forge a highly unique sound and stage show which appeals to an ever growing variety of musical tastes. From large outdoor folk music and bluegrass festivals, to sold-out shows opening for Southern Rock icons like The Marshall Tucker Band, The Tedeshi Trucks Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain Heart always makes an undeniable connection with an audience. This rare combination makes Mountain Heart one of the more versatile musical acts ever assembled.

Throughout the band’s storied history, members past and present have dedicated their time, talent, and creativity to the group, leading to their hard earned reputation as one of the most exciting and unforgettable live shows anywhere in the world. With a new team in place, Mountain Heart is beyond excited for this new beginning and journey ahead.

Almost all of the new songs were written within the band, and because they were sung and played completely live you can really feel the connection between song and singer. Each track is full of emotion and we really feel like our band alchemy has finally been captured the way we’ve always wanted. There were no rules, so we used everything from lap steel, mandolin, piano, fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, and percussion, to Hammond Organ, cello, and even a trashcan. No, really. :) We had a blast making music together, and we captured it all on tape!

Now we’re almost ready to take the new music on the road for all to hear. In order to achieve this we’ve partnered with PledgeMusic as a way of allowing our supporters to voice their support, not only in this new recording, but also in our career.

Making a record is an extremely expensive and stressful task, and so is touring. On the heels of recording and preparing to release the new project, we’re also updating our stage gear, our show, and planning for purchasing a new band vehicle for touring in 2016 and beyond. This is where we need your help.

If you scroll down you’ll see options for how you can support our effort by simply pre-ordering your own, signed copy of the new album, choosing a sweet swag bundle, or one of the cool experiences exclusive to this campaign. Behind-the-scenes content and options such as Skype lessons, songwriting with the band, and house concerts are featured in these selections! Please read through the different packages and see which one speaks most to you!

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