CUMBERLAND RIVER has received a 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award Nomination in the Band Performance category. This hot band has certainly gained momentum and new fans since their debut as an IBMA Official Showcase Performer two years ago. Winners of this year’s Momentum Awards will be announced at the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention during the Showcase Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. Cumberland River will also perform during an “After Party” that week as well. For more information on the IBMA, please visit www.ibma.org.
CUMBERLAND RIVER hit the national spotlight and brought well deserved attention to bluegrass music when eight of their original songs were featured on the FX Network’s hit TV drama, Justified over the past couple of years. They also appear on the show’s new soundtrack album, “Justified: Music From The Original Television Series” released earlier this year on Madison Gate Records.
The band includes three outstanding lead vocalists with exceptional harmonies provided by Brad Gulley (bass), Dustin Middleton (mandolin) and James Dean (banjo) with the talents of Jamie Stewart on Dobro and Gary Robinson, Jr. on guitar. Fans have eagerly been awaiting a new album from this band, so they will be pleased to hear that a new single will soon be released giving a preview of this highly anticipated new album.
Cumberland River is currently on tour including the upcoming AU2 Rally in the Valley on Saturday, August 24 supporting the Huntington, WV chapter of the Ronald McDonald House. The event will be held at the home of the Appalachian Uprising festival on Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio and will also include performances by Bobby Cyrus, Rumpke Mountain Boys and more. On Thursday, September 19, the band will perform at the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Morehead, KY before heading to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN on September 20.
For more information on Cumberland River and to stay up to date on the latest news, please visit the band’s Official Website at cumberland-river.com, along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.