Still Riding High!

Balsam Range celebrates #1 on Billboard chart

From left, Scott Barnett, studio engineer; Scott Wagner, senior vice president of Crossroads Label Group; Tim Surrett, Balsam Range vocalist and bass player; Caleb Smith, Balsam Range vocalist and guitar player; Buddy Melton, Balsam Range vocalist and fiddle player; Darren Nicholson, Balsam Range vocalist and mandolin player; and Mickey Gamble of Mountain Home Music Company, celebrate the band's chart-topping success.  Click on the photo to download.

From left, Scott Barnett, studio engineer; Scott Wagner, senior vice president of Crossroads Label Group; Tim Surrett, Balsam Range vocalist and bass player; Caleb Smith, Balsam Range vocalist and guitar player; Buddy Melton, Balsam Range vocalist and fiddle player; Darren Nicholson, Balsam Range vocalist and mandolin player; and Mickey Gamble of Mountain Home Music Company, celebrate the band's chart-topping success. Click on the photo to download.

Arden, North Carolina (February 13, 2019) — Mountain Home congratulated IBMA Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range for their success with Aeonic, the band’s ninth studio album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart in January.

The band received commemorative plaques for their Billboard debut as well as their #1 Bluegrass Radio single“The Girl Who Invented The Wheel,” a song that brings a clever twist to the traditional love ballad.

"I could not be more proud of the project or of the individuals that worked so hard to make this project come to life. And most importantly, a big thanks to all the supporters!” says Buddy MeltonBalsam Range vocalist and fiddle player.

On AeonicBalsam Range’s acoustic music mastery shines with arresting songs full of humanity, dynamic performances graced with subtleties, and material that is both personal and profound.

The album has remained in the top 4 of the Billboard Bluegrass Album chart for 5 weeks and has also been on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, Americana/Folk Chart and Current Country Chart. Since its January release, Aeonic has been featured by the Wall Street JournalRolling Stone Country and Billboard.com.

Listen to Aeonic HERE.

About Balsam Range
The 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range, has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of 8 critically-acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast-to-coast, selling out venues across the nation and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. The band collaborated with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble to record 2 albums, the second of which, Mountain Overture, debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart at #5 and the Classical Crossover Chart at #6. Their previous outing, Mountain Voodoo, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and remained on that chart for 45 weeks. Three singles from that album reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart, including “Blue Collar Dreams,” which spent three consecutive months at the top. The band most recently claimed the #1 radio chart spot with their single “The Girl Who Invented The Wheel.” In addition to winning Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton won IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year and bass player Tim Surrett won IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year in 2018.

About Mountain Home Music Company:
Mountain Home Music Company, a division of Crossroads Label Group is a premier Bluegrass label with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, NewTown, Gina Furtado, Kristin Scott Benson, The Cleverlys, Danny Roberts, Lawson and Williams, Sideline, The Snyder Family Band, and Unspoken Tradition. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Americana, and Christian Music fields.