WE HAVE THE NEW CDs. Let Them Know I'm From Virginia is our newest release on Rebel Records. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording the songs on this project which celebrates our 30th year as a band.
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BIG COUNTRY BLUEGRASS
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Big Country Bluegrass delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it's at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music.
Tommy and Teresa Sells formed Big Country Bluegrass in the late 1980s, and the group's name comes from the instrumental "Big Country" that the late Jimmy Martin recorded many years ago. All band members live in and around the Virginia-Carolina Blue Ridge, and their music reflects much of the deep musical heritage found in this region which is at the heart of the Crooked Road Music Trail.
Tommy plays mandolin and does most of the emcee work while Teresa plays rhythm guitar, sings lead and the high harmony vocals. Eddie Gill handles most of the distinctive lead vocals and plays the guitar. John Treadway plays banjo and also sings harmony for the group. Tony King of Galax, Virginia, plays the acoustic upright bass, and bluegrass veteran Tim Laughlin, of Bristol, Tennessee, plays fiddle and sings harmony with the band.
The recent success of Big Country Bluegrass on the bluegrass charts has helped spread the word about their traditional sound. Their latest Rebel recording, Country Livin' and it's lead cut, "The Bluefield West Virginia Blues" has garnered the prestigious # 1 spot on the Bluegrass Unlimited air-play chart. Earlier Rebel Records releases also contain the # 1 singles, "The Boys in Hats & Ties", and "I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes".
The band has their new Rebel Records release, Let Them Know I'm From Virginia, and it's available to fans from band members or through this website - see brand new recording page for details for Let Them Know I'm From Virginia and see the recordings page for all their other recordings.