The group’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. Named after a majestic range of mountains in the group’s home county of Haywood, NC, where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsam Range is one of the most awarded Bluegrass artists in recent years.
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Balsam Range is; Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals), and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead and baritone vocals). The five original members are all acoustic musicians and singers from Western North Carolina. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered 10 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and appearing multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry. On the band’s newest release, “Mountain Voodoo”, the quintet cleverly captures traditional yet contemporary sounds. There are fiery instrumental parts alternating with deep heavy ballads, overlaid by the vocal harmonies for which the group has become known. Debuting at number four, “Mountain Voodoo” remained on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. Three singles from the album have reached the number one spot on the Bluegrass Today Charts including “Blue Collar Dreams” which spent three consecutive months at the number one spot