Your invite all who are burdened to come to You.
Allow Your healing hand to heal me.
Touch my soul with Your compassion for others.
Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all.
Touch my mind with Your wisdom,
that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise.
Teach me to reach out to You in my need,
and help me to lead others to You, by my example.
Most loving Heart of Jesus,
bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve
You with all my strength.
Touch gently this life which
You have created, now and forever.
15 Years of Bluegrass and counting…
Dear Bluegrass Family:
15 years — how do you begin to reflect on 15 years — we have made so many friend — renewed old friendships and along the way I am sure we have upset a few. However, for the last 15 years we have strived on providing good family quality entertainment and camping for all who love BLUEGRASS.
Life provides us ups and downs. In the last 15 years we all have lost loved ones not only human but our little four legged fur friends who became a part of our families. Yet, we have our memories to hold on to — to reflect back on remembering the good times. Continue reading
IIIrd Tyme Out
The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year (5-time career), Russell Moore, is truly at the top of his game. Fronting one of the most popular bands in bluegrass history; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is celebrating nearly 25 years as one of the genres most awarded and influential groups in modern day bluegrass. All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry accolades since their inception in 1991 including being named the IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive years. Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time. All this along with a heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as GAC and RFD channel programs, over 17 recordings to date, and a desire to present their fans with the best music possible, makes this “supergroup” one of bluegrass music’s most recognized and in-demand bands. The ensemble celebrated tremendous success with the release of their first studio project in five years in 2010 and their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, sold exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, is ranked #5 on Billboard’s Top Selling Bluegrass Albums of 2013. “Brown County Red” is the new single from an upcoming album due out later this year. The song has already reached #1 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Songs chart for June 2015. Indeed, if one measure of success is the degree to which younger and newer musicians look to a group for inspiration, then Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are about as successful as a bluegrass group can be, for a whole generation of young pickers and singers can be heard across the country trying their hand at IIIrd Tyme Out classics.
Deer Creek Boys
The Deer Creek boys were established in 1999 by Cason Ogden, Jason Tomlin, and Justin Tomlin. As they grew, so did their passion and commitment to music. By the time they were in High School they were touring around the Central Virginia bluegrass circuit ( with banjoist David Carrol), establishing quite the name for themselves.
In August of 2009, Jason took a job with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. The other members of the band pursued other opportunities, both musically and career oriented.
The group has just recently decided to start booking dates again, and banjoist Andy Lowe and Dobro extraordinaire Caleb Cox have since come aboard to create quite an energetic and driving sound. The Deer Creek Boys are sure to offer you an incredible selection of original and traditional bluegrass music!
Sweet Potato Pie
Mountain Fever recording artist Sweet Potato Pie has been entertaining audiences for over a decade with their classy blend of bluegrass, country and gospel music mixed together in a style called “sweetgrass”. This all female band has carved out a place for themselves among the bluegrass community with their original toe-tapping tunes, old classics and entertaining stage shows. Their unique sound revolves around their sparkling 3-part harmonies. Along with their own toe- tapping tunes, you’ll hear driving instrumentals and classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, the Judds and many more. The band has 5 CD’s to their credit which include chart topping songs from their last two albums “Nothings the Same” and “Journey Called Life”.
Making their way from the heart of Carolina, these “Sweethearts of Bluegrass” serve up a musical treat that you are sure to enjoy. Stop by the “tator tent” for some fresh baked sweet potato pies, great music, t-shirts, and new recipe ideas. They are lip-smackin’, toe-tappin’ good! What people saying: “These girls are a great mix between the New Coon Creek Girls and the Lennon Sisters!”
Hank Janey, WGTY “Very groovy! This is cool stuff; stands out from the usual bluegrass fare.” Joe Wills, WBZC “Solidly good! Great vocals and instrumentation!” Gracie Muldoon, WorldWideBluegrass.com “This group has terrific vocals, original music and a purity that is uncommon” Steve Dilling, IIITyme Out
Wound Tight Bluegrass Band
Returning bluegrass band WoundTight
WoundTight is an award winning Bluegrass band comprised of dynamic musicians from western Virginia. Led by brothers Chris and Ray “Mike” Martin, WoundTight’s unique sound brings forth innovative and sophisticated renderings of their traditional bluegrass roots. Their energetic bluegrass style has captured the attention of fans and judges alike resulting in first place winnings at both the 20th Annual Maury River Fiddlers Convention and the 24th Annual Sedalia Bluegrass Festival. WoundTight continues to excel in their musical genre taking ninth place at the 79th annual Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention.
Many band members have won individual awards and have many musical accomplishments. WoundTight is always ready to deliver a high energy foot tapping performance. Their shows feature bluegrass classics, gospel standards and tight vocal harmonies.
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be” is the quote I live by. In order to achieve your dreams, you have to follow your heart and never back down. When someone says you can’t do it, all you have to do is turn around and say “Watch me”.
Hey y’all, I’m Olivia Jo. I was born on Halloween in a small southern town. I’m a singer and songwriter, and I started playing guitar when I was six. Honestly, I can’t remember any part of my life that hasn’t involved music. Music has always been my friend when no one else was. Music brings a feeling of peace like no other. It truly heals the soul.
I’m living life to the fullest, having fun and embracing every moment. I could shop for shoes all day long. I like trucks and cowboy boots, and when I am not playing music you can usually find me outside in the dirt. My favorite color is yellow; it’s bright and grabs people’s attention, which reflects my personality. I am drawn to photography. When something inspires me, I capture that moment in a picture. I can’t wait for so many things, but mostly I can’t wait to meet all of you.