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Mountain Heart Debuts on Opry and Billboard & Americana Charts

Blue SkiesNashville, TN -- Mountain Heart’s first new album in five years, Blue Skies, debuted at #2 on The Billboard Bluegrass Album chart and debuted at #37 on the Americana Airplay Chart. Blue Skies finds Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves with a brand new lineup featuring frontman Josh Shilling, Molly Cherryholmes (of 5-time Grammy-nominees Cherryholmes), Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, and Seth Taylor. The new album has been met with critical praise. Rolling Stone Country says it “feels like a long lost collision between the Allman Brothers and some expert bluegrass players.” Pop Matters stated, “...we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul” while No Depression said “...the prospects for widespread appeal are sunny indeed.”

Mountain Heart Releases "Blue Skies"

Blue SkiesNashville, TN May 6th, 2016 — Available today on Compass Records, Mountain Heart returns with Blue Skies, their first studio album in five years. The same soulfulness that gave the band its name in the first place is still there, but now voiced through a blend of musicians that make room not just for their bluegrass legacy, but also singer/songwriter ballads, classic country, R&B, and modern folk pop.

Mountain Heart Premieres New Single from Upcoming Album

Mountain HeartProgressive bluegrass band Mountain Heart rove way beyond the confines of the bluegrass genre, adding a bit of soul ala the SteelDrivers and a bit of pure-bred country ala Chris Stapleton. In other words, we are talking about great Southern music here, underpinned with virtuosic musicianship full of heart and soul. Mountain Heart will be releasing Blue Skies on Compass Records, May 6th.

A New Chapter Begins for Mountain Heart Band

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 Transplant-New Lineup Makes Volcano Room Debut

Mountain HeartMountain Heart has been a Bluegrass Underground favorite almost from the start. Like us, they're "a little bit bluegrass, a little bit underground." Deeply rooted in tradition, they've always been fearless in adding new genres to the mix, creating the kind of high-energy show that makes diehard bluegrass fans out of people who didn't know they even liked bluegrass.

Mountain Heart Signs to Compass Records, New Album Coming

Mountain HeartNashville, TN -- Compass Records is excited to announce the addition of Mountain Heart, the award-winning newgrass band, to its roster. The 5-piece band has been known for cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since its inception in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually pushing the boundaries of bluegrass inspired roots music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans as a result of their superlative musicianship and constant touring.

Molly Cherryholmes Officially Joins Mountain Heart

Mountain HeartMountain Heart is excited and honored to announce that Molly Cherryholmes, five-time Grammy nominee and former member of the award-winning band Cherryholmes, is the newest member of Mountain Heart. Molly’s musical talent has always been undeniable, and we are all thrilled to bring her on board as a full-time member.

Mountain Heart Announces New Band Formation, Album

Mountain HeartNashville, TN -- Mountain Heart, the power acoustic band who has revolutionized music since their creation in 1999 is thrilled to announce their new partnership and an upcoming studio album, their first since 2010! Mountain Heart Entertainment is the new official partnership created after purchasing from former member Barry Abernathy. Abernathy left the band to focus on family, however, fans can still expect him to make some surprise appearances. The band is now officially a team on and off stage. For the first time in the band's 17 year history, Mountain Heart represents a group made up of all equal partners to create and share their music with fans everywhere!

Jim VanCleve Announces Mountain Heart Departure

Jim VanCleveFiddler Jim VanCleve has announced that he will be leaving Mountain Heart, a group he helpd establish almost 16 years ago. Jim has certainly made his mark with this outstanding group of bluegrass music artists and he and the group are seperating on good terms. Jim will keep his fans posted through his Facebook page. Mountain Heart has not announced any possible replacements and Jim will continue to fulfil his existing committments as best he can.

Abingdon Kicks-Off New Year with January Jams Concert

Mountain Heart with John CowanAbingdon, VA -- For the second year, the Town of Abingdon has partnered with Barter Theatre and Bonefire Brands to kick off the 2014 Abingdon Music Experience with the January Jams concert series. This series will include 7 total concerts, starting January 9, and run every Friday and Saturday during January. “We are excited to expand the number of shows offered from 4 to 7 this year after the overwhelmingly positive response last year,” explains Sara Cardinale, Special Events Coordinator for the ACVB.

Jimmy Jam Benefit Tonight on Music City Roots Live-Stream

Jim VanCleveBluegrass music artist Jim VanCleve, founding member of Mountain Heart (fiddle), contracted Dengue Fever from mosquito bites he got from a recent trip to St. Croix back in March. The near fatal experience resulted in Jim being hospitalized for days. Now, he is suffering from the huge medical expenses as a result of that infection. Tonight, Music City Roots will live-stream Jimmy Jam, a live benefit to help Jim and his family with those expenses.

Jim VanCleve Extremely Ill with Dengue Fever

Jim VanCleveJim VanCleve, founding member of Mountain Heart (fiddle) contracted Dengue Fever from mosquito bites he got from a recent trip to St. Croix and his body is over worked and not fighting the illness properly. Since returning he has suffered extremely high fever (105), severe headaches and body pain in his muscles and joints and a terrible rash over his upper body, all associated with this tropical disease.

Aaron Ramsey Releases Solo Debut “Gathering”

GatheringAaron Ramsey (the mandolinist for bluegrass artists Mountain Heart) has a new solo release featuring a gathering of outstanding artists that include Tony Rice, Barry Abernathy, David Babb, Ron Block, Tim Crouch, Stuart Duncan, Randy Kohrs, Colby Laney, Jason Moore, Jeff Partin, Josh Shilling, Tim Stafford, Brian & Maggie Stephens, Josh Swift, Ricky Wasson, Patton Wages, and Jim VanCleve. Brian Rittenberry who just made it to Hollywood on American Idol is also on the album! The new release is appropriately titled Gathering.

Josh Shilling Let Go on July 31st with New Album

Letting GoBluegrass music artist Josh Shilling says, "hey guys, my new solo project Letting Go became available for download at all major download sites July 31, 2012. If you're a download junkie, go check it out on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby, etc or you can order a signed copy of the CD from my website www.joshshilling.com. It took a ton of work to bring this dream to life but I'm extremely proud of Letting Go and the support I've been given. I can't thank everyone enough!"

Short, Sweet and Very Cool Greetings from Grey Fox Bluegrass Music Festival

Del McCoury BandThe Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and it's no wonder that this festival is one of America's finest for the genre. The festivities begin in just a few days as the event runs from July 19-22. Four days, six stages and dozens of award winning bluegrass artists all in one fine place. In a serene setting at the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York you'll find an awesome collection of mighty fine bluegrass talent to entertain you. Dry Branch Fire Squad traditionally hosts the four day event.

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