Dave Adkins


Dave Adkins
Management by Hope River Entertainment


2016 – ICM Award Nomination – Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year
2016 – #1 Billboard Top Bluegrass Album Chart debut for Dave Adkins album (3/8/16)
2015 – IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee (Adkins & Loudermilk)
2013 – IBMA Showcase Artist (Dave Adkins & Republik Steele)
2013 – SPBGMA Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee (Dave Adkins)
2013 – SPBGMA Entertaining Group of the Year (Dave Adkins & Republik Steele)
2013 – #7 Billboard Bluegrass Chart  debut for That’s Just The Way I Roll by Dave Adkins & Republik Steel


Fans are blown away by the powerful and impressive vocals by singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins. He lives in Elkhorn City, Kentucky and began playing and singing when he was just eight years old. At 17, he began playing bluegrass music at Dollywood where he stayed two years. His musical background includes both country & rock and spans over twelve years.

In 2010, he returned to the genre that was his first love, Bluegrass and formed the group, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele. Dave’s impressive soulful vocals earned him a 2013 SPBGMA nomination as Male Vocalist of the Year in the Contemporary category. He is also an accomplished songwriter, contributing three original songs to the band’s That’s Just The Way I Roll album released on the Rural Rhythm label in 2013. Later that year, Dave Adkins & Edgar Loudermilk joined forces to create the group, Adkins & Loudermilk.

In February 2014, Mountain Fever Records released Dave’s solo album, Nothing to Lose. This well-received project included numerous singles that dominated the bluegrass radio charts in 2014 including reaching the #1 spot on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks, several #1s on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 and the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums charts. The album also appeared on the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of 2014.

In March 2015, Mountain Fever Records released the self-titled debut album Adkins & Loudermilk. The album includes numerous chart hits including the first single release “Back Side of Losing” written by Adkins. Four other songs from this project have also appeared on a variety of radio charts.


“with a voice as big as the western sky and a delivery that matches his burly frame. But since his first appearance as a member of Republic Steele, Dave has developed a fine control of the power at his disposal, turning the full barrage loose only rarely, to very positive effect.” – Bluegrass Today

Adkins “voice finds just the right nuance for each song, treating each as a unique musical portrait. His trustworthy vocals frame each with warmth and authenticity.”
– Parcbench

“I’m looking for my rubber stamp that says HIT and as soon as I find it I’m going to rubber stamp this album with HIT all over it. The song itself is just about the best introduction to the rest of the album you could find. Bluegrass to the Bone! Followed by Dave’s rendition of John Conlee’s Top-Ten country hit from 1978 which may be even better than the original, right on down to the last song on the album, The Storm, Dave Adkins’ name needs to be placed right up next to all of the great vocalists in the hall of honor.”
Brian McNeal, Prescription Bluegrass
Album Review of That’ Just The Way I Roll