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New Music by the Cockman Family Bluegrass Gospel

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Cockman Family BandSince launching their performing career in February of 1988, the Cockman Family has developed the classic family harmonies and youthful flair that is the Cockman Family trademark. Their unique bluegrass gospel style, original songs and original arrangements of the old gospel songs have been immensely popular with their audiences. This group's family ties are strong and the warmth of that is conveyed in their performances.

UNC-TV has featured The Cockman Family on seven one-hour "The Arthur Smith Show: Now & Then" public television specials, "Carolina Christmas" and "George Beverly Shea & Friends." In 2003 The Cockman Family starred in an all-new hour-long holiday program entitled "A Cockman Family Christmas: Maker of the Stars." The holiday program was included on the national programming of the American Public Television.

The family performed many shows during three summers at Opryland and Dollywood.

The North Carolina Arts Council singled the group out for inclusion in its selective North Carolina Touring and Resident Artist Directory. They were also featured as one of the premiere artist showcase groups at the ArtsMarket sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council held in High Point.

USA Today Weekend and American Greetings Cards named The Cockman Family one of "The 12 Most Creative Families in America. Caroline was selected two years in a row the Female Vocalist of the year by PowerGrass Internet Radio. The Cockman Family was selected the Bluegrass Gospel Group of the year by PowerGrass Internet Radio.

The song, "Eyes of Love," form their album, All About Love was featured Nationally on gospel radio stations around the country. Currently, from their new album, Dedicated, the song, "True Love Never Ends" is being aired.

The family performed as a 2010 Showcase Band at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recently the Cockman Family was awarded the North Carolina Community Traditions Award. This award recognizes contributions and appreciation of state folk life, given by the North Carolina Folklore Society.

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