Volume Five Wins Two IBMA Awards

Volume Five was honored with two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards that were presented during the 2017 IBMA Awards Show held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

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The first award announced for the band was for Emerging Artist of the Year.  The group features the extraordinary talents of lead vocalist, fiddle player and band leader, Glen Harrell who is joined by Colby Laney on guitar and vocals, Patton Wages on banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson on bass and vocals, and aspiring young talent, Jacob Burleson on mandolin and vocals.

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Volume Five was also presented with the prestigious the Song of the Year Award for “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Rossi. The crowd was delighted with Ulisse’s excitement while accepting the award with Glen Harrell and the band. The chart-topping tune appears on Volume Five’s album Drifter on Mountain Fever Records that debuted last year on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart.

“I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words to me and the V5 members. I also want to thank all the guys that have been with the band over the years and have contributed to our sound and success. I would like to thank Harry Formby Clark, Adam Duke, Jeff Partin, Mark Hodges, Casey Cullwell, Jesse Daniel, Shane Blackwell, and Aaron Ramsey. Thanks so much to Moonstruck Management as well. We just couldn’t do this without the entire team,” said Harrell.

For more information on Volume Five, please visit them at volumefivebg.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Check out Drifter at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and more retail and streaming outlets here.

Volume Five’s Drifter Debuts on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart

album-cover-volume-five-600Volume Five made its debut this week at #5 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart with their impressive new project Drifter.  The album is receiving rave reviews including Parcbench Magazine saying it “raises the bar on their already impressive reputation.”

The first single release, “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Ross, continues to garner radio chart success.  It is the current #1 song on the Bluegrass Today Top 20, #7 on the Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks for June, and debuted this month on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Songs Chart.  Drifter is also crossing over to other formats; the track, “When I Go Away,” is today’s POWERPLAY song on Eagle Country Radio. Drifter is available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com.

“Volume Five can please a fan who just wants to hear a bluegrass beat with a pleasant melody, but the rhythmic interplay between the instruments can enthrall a more sophisticated listener after multiple hearings. It’s a special skill, and may ultimately be the one thing that eventually allows this talented quintet to rise to the top, a la Blue Highway,” said Bluegrass Today in a recent album review.

This impressive group is led by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals) who is joined by Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), and Colby Laney (guitar & vocals).

Drifter is available at numerous digital outlets, VolumeFiveBG.com, mountainfever.com and more fine retail outlets.

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Drifter is Volume Five’s sixth album since 2008, on the Mountain Fever Records label.

In 2014, Volume Five garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations; Emerging Artist and Gospel Recorded Performance for their album The Day We Learn To FlyIn 2015 they received another nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” with special guest Rhonda Vincent, a song appearing on their Voices album.

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New Music from Volume Five – DRIFTER Now Released!

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Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce Drifter, the new album from Volume Five, is available to radio and consumers today! The album release comes on the heels of news that Volume Five and their first single, “I Am A Drifter” are among the candidates for nomination for this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards in multiple categories.

_MG_0855Founded by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Volume Five also includes the talents of Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), and Colby Laney (guitar & vocals). These five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power. V5 has proven just that with their previous recordings on Mountain Fever Records. In 2014 they garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations; Emerging Artist and Gospel Recorded Performance for their album The Day We Learn To FlyIn 2015 they received another nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” with special guest Rhonda Vincent, a song appearing on their Voices album.
Drifter is a culmination of everything that makes up a great bluegrass record. The musicianship of each of Volume Five’s members is only eclipsed by the smooth, caramel-like lead vocals of Harrell who is one of modern bluegrass music’s most underrated vocalists. His vocal tone touches on lonesome, guttural and alluring all at the appropriate times. The band’s first single, “I Am A Drifter,” has already set the tone for the album, making appearances on this month’s Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs as well as the SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks charts. With gems such as “Lonely Wind,” “Ranching Man,” “Tall Pines,” “Scarecrow,” and the consummate love song, “Because of You,” Drifter, is full of future hits for Volume Five.
Track List:
  1. I Am A Drifter (3:16), Donna Ulisse/Marc Ross
  2. Lonely Wind (4:17), Jeff Partin
  3. 95 Years (2:54), Carter Moore
  4. When I Go Away (4:16), Lawrence T. Campbell
  5. Ranching Man (3:03), Jesse Daniel
  6. Because of You (3:08), Ronnie Bowman, Jon Nite
  7. Lucky Seven (2:38), Colby Laney
  8. Tall Pines (2:44), Damon Black
  9. Scarecrow (3:31), Kevin Denny, Tom Botkin
  10. Alaskan Gold (2:32), Colby Laney
  11. Molly Dear (3:40), Jeff McClellan
  12. With My Gun (2:45), Jerry Cole
Drifter is available to radio programmers via AirPlayDirect.com or by emailing radio@mountainfever.com, and to consumers via various digital outlets and wherever great music is sold. 
For more information on Volume Five, please visit VolumeFiveBG.com.
For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit mountainfever.com.

“I Am A Drifter” – New Single from Volume Five

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Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce “I Am A Drifter,” a new single from Volume Five is available to radio and consumers today! Volume Five’s new album, Drifter, will be released June 24th.

VOLUME-FIVEFounded by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Volume Five also includes the talents of Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals, and Colby Laney (guitar & vocals). These five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power. V5 has proven just that with their previous recordings on Mountain Fever Records. In 2014 they garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations; Emerging Artist and Gospel Recorded Performance for their album The Day We Learn To Fly. In 2015 they received another nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man,” a song appearing on their Voices album.

I Am A Drifter” was penned by another well-known bluegrass artist, Donna Ulisse along with Marc Rossi. “When I got the demo of ‘I Am A Drifter,’ Jerry Salley was singing the vocal,” says Harrell. “The first thing that caught my ear was how Jerry began the song with just a guitar and I felt that was so different, and could make for a great lead off cut on an album. Once the melody and lyrics began to meld, I envisioned this as our first single immediately. It seems to have all the ingredients to stand alone as a solid song while also setting the tone for the entire album.”

“Drifter” is available to radio programmers via AirplayDirect or by emailing radio@mountainfever.com, and to consumers via iTunes and Amazon. The complete album, Drifter, will be available everywhere this June 24th. For more information on Volume Five, please visit volumefivebg.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit mountainfever.com.

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Volume Five to Perform at Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. and Simply the Best in Grayson, Ky.

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stationinn-feb52016Bluegrass fans may want to arrive early for VOLUME FIVE’s concert at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, February 5 at 9:00 pm as their last two appearances at the world famous venue sold out quickly. The following day, the band heads to Simply the Best Sports Bar & Grill in Grayson, Ky. for another highly anticipated performance. At both events, VOLUME FIVE will debut their upcoming single, “I Am A Drifter” along with more songs from their Mountain Fever Records album releasing this spring.

The band is led by vocalist and fiddle player, Glen Harrell, who previously toured with Marty Raybon including numerous performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Glen formed VOLUME FIVE eight years ago and has certainly brought together an impressive group of talent with Colby Laney – guitar and vocals, Patton Wages – banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson – bass and vocals, and Harry Clark – mandolin and vocals. As a whole, their talents and personalities prove to be a perfect combination that results in highly entertaining show.

Last fall, VOLUME FIVE was honored with two separate industry nominations – one for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year, and another nomination for a GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent, written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Joe Owens.

album-cover-volume-five-voices400wBluegrass Unlimited Magazine called their current album VOICESone of their best albums to date.” The album was released this time last year and many tracks continue to chart on the Bluegrass Today 20 and Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs. The song Going Across the Mountain” is now #1 on the January 2016 Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks. They’ve hit that top spot several times before when “Dream Softly” reached #1 two months in a row last spring with the album landing at #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums last April.

For more tour dates and additional information on Volume Five, please visit volumefivebg.com, and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Volume Five’s Voices Album Reaches New Heights

Volume Five - Voices - albumIn just a few short months, Volume Five’s album, Voices on Mountain Fever Records, has soared to new heights on the radio charts. Voices is currently #1 on SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums chart, made its debut on the April Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine National Bluegrass Survey Top 15 Album Chart, and is #3 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums this week.

Voices is the group’s fifth album and features 12 tracks – five of which are now appearing on a variety of bluegrass radio charts. “Dream Softly” is the #1 song on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks this month, #6 on Bluegrass Today’s (BT) Top 20 chart, and #13 on the Roots Music Report this week, along with “Sam’s Gap” at #29. Two other songs appear on this week’s Bluegrass Today Top 20 including “Going Across the Mountain” at #5 and “King of California” at #20 with “Faithfully” making its debut last month. “King of California” also moved up five spots this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Song Chart as well.

Media has also raved about the album with recent reviews stating:

“Volume Five has been releasing some of the best new modern traditional bluegrass around for the past several years.” – Bluegrass Today

“Voices — the fifth album the group has released under the Mountain Fever Records label — showcases a blend of bluegrass styles, from traditional to contemporary. The album’s shift from an introspective tune at one moment, to a rousing and robust song the next, is done with incredible finesse. Volume Five can do it all, and with Voices, they do so with the reliability of a train that still, somewhere, comes down Main Street on a regular basis.” – Parchbench

“Voices is bluegrass at full strength. From the opener, an inspired reading of Dave Alvin’s folk ballad ‘King of California’ to the closer, the ironically titled ‘Faithfully,’ Volume Five shows its affinity for hard-hitting storytelling songs, while numbers like Amanda’ and ‘Colder and Colder’ resound with bedrock emotional truth. A 21st-century band in the best sense, Volume Five yet remains firmly rooted in tradition, in a fusion of old and new that brings to mind, without imitating, the early Country Gentlemen. Voices fits my definition of a great bluegrass album: one that reminds me why I fell in love with the music all those years ago. If they keep at it at this level, these guys are surely bound for glory.” – Rambles.Net

“With endorsements from Rhonda Vincent (who supplied guest vocals on one track) and Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton, this band has some enthusiastic admirers. I’m now one of them.” – Black Rose Acoustic

Volume Five includes the talents of Glen Harrell (Lead Vocals & Fiddle), Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals), and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals) who earned two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations last year – one for Emerging Artist of the Year and the other for “The Day We Learn to Fly” in the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year category.

Music fans can purchase Voices at iTunes and in digital or CD formats at Amazon, Mountain Fever Records and Volume Five’s website at volumefivebg.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit mountainfever.com. Radio programmers can download the entire album at airplaydirect.com/music/V5Voices/.

#1 Song on Singing News Magazine Top 10 Bluegrass Chart

albumcover-larrystephenson-400wThe Larry Stephenson Band’s single, “Pull Your Savior In” is #1 on this month’s Singing News Magazine Top 10 Bluegrass Song Chart. The song was written by Stephenson and is the title track of the group’s all-gospel album that was recently honored with the 2015 SPBGMA Album of the Year Award by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.

the-rec-room-studio-pic-sBluegrass, gospel and country music fans have certainly enjoyed the wonderful selection of tunes on the album with standout tracks like “Amazing Grace” with special guests Jimmy Fortune, David Parmley & Dale Perry; “Come To Jesus Moment” written by Rick Stanley & Donna Ulisse; “Morningtime Always” written by Bill Castle and Levon McCall; and more. “If You Want To Live Forever,” written by Randall Hilton, has appeared numerous months on Powergrass Radio’s Top 10 Gospel Chart. The album was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and also includes Kenny Ingram, Colby Laney, Danny Stewart, and Aubrey Haynie.

LSB_SPBGMA20151641webLarry Stephenson, a member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, is also a 5-time winner of the SPBGMA Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year Award, winner of the 2012 SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award, and a 2-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association Recorded Event of the Year Award.

larry-stephensonband-bycandidpixThe Larry Stephenson Band is now on tour with members Larry Stephenson, Kenny Ingram, Kevin Richardson, and Matt Wright. This month’s performances include the Arcadia Bluegrass Festival in Upperco, MD on April 18, the Community Center in Nanjemoy, MD on April 19, and their debut performance at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC on April 23. Also, Larry Stephenson and Marty Raybon were just announced as headliners of the Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival in Crossplains, TN on April 25.

For more information on the Larry Stephenson Band, please visit their website or Facebook. Fans can purchase their music at iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Physical copies of Pull Your Savior In that includes a special Bonus Track, can be purchased at larrystephensonband.com.

airplaydirectRadio programmers can download the entire album at AirPlayDirect.com or request a physical copy.

Larry Stephenson to Host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree February 7, 2015

The Larry Stephenson Band Receives Four SPBGMA Award Nominations including Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year

logo-ernest-tubb-midnite-jamboreeLarry Stephenson is proud to announce he will host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree held at the Texas Troubadour Theatre located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, February 7. The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree is the second longest running radio show in history and is broadcast live on AM 650 WSM Radio. Music fans can be a part of the live audience this Saturday night at 12 Midnight. Admission is free. Stephenson will welcome special guest The Gentlemen of Bluegrass.

larry-stephenson-150wThe Larry Stephenson Band received four 2015 SPBGMA Award Nominations including Bluegrass Album of the Year for Pull Your Savior In, Vocal Group of the Year; Song of the Year for “Come To Jesus Moment” written by Donna Ulisse; with Stephenson receiving a nomination for Mandolin Player of the Year. The 41st Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards and 32nd National Convention will take place February 5-8 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

The Larry Stephenson Band, that includes members Larry Stephenson, Kenny Ingram, Kevin Richardson, and Matt Wright, will perform on the main stage at the SPBGMA convention Friday, February 6 at 7:30 pm and again Saturday, February 7 at 8:55 pm. On Sunday evening, Larry and his wife Dreama will be award presenters of the 2015 SPBGMA Awards Show.

albumcover-larrystephenson-400wThe album, Pull Your Savior In, celebrates the Larry Stephenson Band’s 25th Anniversary. This impressive project includes numerous chart singles including the title track currently at #9 on the February Singing News Magazine Bluegrass Chart and at #2 on Powergrass Radio’s Gospel Chart, with another single “If You Want To Live Forever” at #6. “Pull Your Savior In” has also appeared on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Bluegrass Songs chart as well. The album was produced by Ben Surratt and Larry Stephenson and includes the talents of Larry Stephenson, Kenny Ingram, Colby Laney, Danny Stewart with special guests Jimmy Fortune, Aubrey Haynie, David Parmley, and Dale Perry.

For more information on the Larry Stephenson Band, please visit their website or Facebook. Fans can purchase their digital music at iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Physical copies that include a special Bonus Track, can be purchased at larrystephensonband.com. Radio programmers can download the entire album at AirPlayDirect.com or request a physical copy.

Volume Five To Perform Feb 7 at Station Inn in Nashville

_MG_2450Volume Five will celebrate their new Mountain Fever Records album, Voices at the Station Inn located at 402 12th Avenue South in Nashville on Saturday, February 7. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.

Volume Five includes the talents of Glen Harrell (Mandolin & Lead Vocals), Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals,) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals.)

Voices is the band’s fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs The album is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, and for physical purchase at Volume Five’s website. Radio Programmers may download Voices via AirplayDirect.

2014 proved to be a stellar year for the band. On the heels of a their well-received southern-gospel CD release, The Day We Learn to Fly, the band earned two IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of the Year and IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the album’s title cut.

For more about Volume Five, visit VolumeFiveBG.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit MountainFever.com.

Listen to Volume Five performing their new single, “Crazy Night”.