Merry Christmas!

We sure are proud of how this project turned out! Special thanks to our label, Mountain Home, as well as the Nashville Recording Orchestra for lending their talents to this record! It is available here on our website for just $10 (holiday shipping guaranteed if ordered by 12/18!)or you can get a digital download

It's a wrap!

We set our sights to outdo the first festival, and by golly, we may have succeeded! Near sell out crowd Friday, and sell out on Saturday! The Stuart Auditorium was packed with almost 2,000 friends. If only for a few hours, everyone came together for the music. From the hilarity of Mike Snider, to the awe inspiring talents of Bryan Sutton, Noam Pikelny, Shawn Lane, Aubrey Haynie and Barry Bales. From the brilliance of Darrell Scott, to the warm holiday collaborative sounds of Balsam Range with The Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, (to mention a few), the evening concerts transpired into a magical event. On Saturday afternoon, folks were buzzing all over the Terrace Hotel going in and out of workshops, learning from their musical idols, laughing with the boys of Balsam Range, and mingling and jamming together. The weekend was such a great time of fellowship, if you didn't join us this year, consider it for 2018.

 Planning for 2018 starts now! Save the date: November 30-December 1

It's (almost) Christmas Time!

Our first Christmas project, "It's Christmas Time" released today!

We are so excited to bring it to you! For quite a while, we've wanted to bring you something that is different from the normal recordings that we release. We really strived to make a recording that was a real Christmas record.

We are joined on this EP by The Nashville Recording Orchestra, incredible players who play on lots of A-List records. Cody McVey wrote the orchestral parts for us, and he directed the string recording sessions. The result is something that we are very proud of!

We hope you enjoy this special project, and we hope that it can be a part of your holidays for many years to come!

You can get it in the website store, or digitally

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Several number-ones this summer!

We are excited to announce our single "Blue Collar Dreams" from our newest release, "Mountain Voodoo" is still flying high on the bluegrass charts! After 3 consecutive months at number one on the Bluegrass Today charts earlier this year, we are humbled that is number one on the Bluegrass Unlimited charts for the months of June, and also July!

Our newest single, "Something 'Bout That Suitcase" was number one on "Bluegrass Today charts for the month of June! We asked our fans to send us their travel photos for a video for 'Suitcase', and together, we made a beautiful tribute to the song, dedicated to the fans! Watch it here:

Also, we just learned that the album we were honored to be a part of entitled "Goldenhair" by famed composer Brian Byrne is now number one on Billboard World Music Charts in Ireland!  Ain't we fancy =)

We couldn't (nor would we want to) do it without the support of our fans! We love y'all!!

see you on the road,

Buddy, Tim, Marc, Caleb and Darren

Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival Tickets Now Available!

We are so glad to announce that tickets are now available for the 2nd annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival December 1st and and 2nd at Stuart Auditorium on the grounds of the beautiful Lake Junaluska. Come see us in our home county!

We have an awesome lineup scheduled again this year. Artists that we admire ourselves, and want to bring to our home including:

Balsam Range and The Atlanta Pops Mini-Orchestra (back by popular demand)

Bryan Sutton with Noam Pikelny, Shawn Lane, Aubrey Haynie, and Barry Bales. These great players will also be conducting Master Class Workshops!

Darrell Scott

Flatt Lonesome

Mike Snider Stringband

Whitewater Bluegrass

Now that is a festival! Tickets will not last long. Go now and get your seat HERE-

OR for an inclusive Ticket/Meal/Hotel package look HERE

Visit our website for more info and concert schedule/Workshop info and more!

We can't wait to see you in Haywood County!!

Balsam Range 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

On Saturday, March 4 we gathered at the Colonial Theatre in Canton, NC to celebrate our tenth year of playing music together...our bandiversary! What a night it was. We did songs from each of our six albums, what we could remember anyway! It was so gratifying to see so many people in the crowd  that have been with us the entire ten years. Family and friends that mean so much to us. Also, new friends that have come on board with us along the way. It was a great night of stories and songs.

We have a lot of people to thank for the fact that we are still going after a decade of music.

-Mickey Gamble and our Mountain Home family for believing in our band even before we had a name for it.

-Mike Drudge at Class Act Entertainment for helping us get our music across the country, and soon, the world.

-John Holder, our sound engineer, for unparalleled excellence.

-Mandy Tenery, our tour manager, for keeping up with where we are supposed to be!

Most importantly, our wives. Hope, Carla, Anita, Jennifer, and Rachel. Thank you for having the strength to manage everything while we are away. None of these things would have happened without you!

To our kids, we love you all so much! Talking to you is the best part of any trip.

Thank you to all of you that come to hear us, buy our music, and play us on your stations. We hope that it has been worth it for you. It sure has been for us!

God bless,

Balsam Range

We hope you enjoy this fun mini-documentary about the aforementioned evening created by our friend, Becky Seymour with Shmeckie Media.

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Here are a few images captured by another wonderful friend, Wayne Ebinger!

Our Very Own Festival!

Now this is exciting! A Balsam Range Festival! We have wanted to do this for several years and now it’s becoming a reality. We are blessed to live in one of the prettiest spots in America. Now we can invite all of you to our home for a weekend of great music and more right here in Haywood County, North Carolina. We are proud to announce the first annual Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival!

The festival will be December 2nd and 3rd at the beautiful Lake Junaluska Assembly and Conference Center here in Haywood. The concerts will take place at Stuart Auditorium, an amazing indoor facility with an outdoor feel! There are hotels and restaurants on site, so weather will not be an issue. Stuart Auditorium is literally just a few feet from the main hotel.

We already have some of our favorite artists confirmed for the concerts!

On Friday we have Balsam Range, The Lonesome River Band, John Driskell Hopkins (from Zac Brown Band) and The Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Balsam Range will also be performing with the orchestra!

On Saturday we have Balsam Range and one our favorite bands of any genre, Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives! They can truly do it all! Great Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and more.

There will be numerous workshops on Saturday, and there are great things to do all around us in Haywood County. Skiing, golf, the Blue Ridge Parkway, are just a few of the many attractions.

We are so thrilled to invite you to our home for this incredible gathering. Tickets are available now!! Just click on the festival link here on the website and get yours before they’re gone!

http://balsamrangeartofmusicfestival.com

Goodbye Ralph Stanley

We would like to send our condolences to the Stanley family on the passing of one of the founding fathers of our music, the great Ralph Stanley. We have been so blessed to play festivals with him, and to record a few songs with him in years past. He leaves with us the true lonesome sound of Bluegrass. His recordings are a textbook for our genre, but no one could truly emulate what he did.  Whether with his brother Carter, or his years with his band after Carter’s death, he made timeless, classic Bluegrass music.

Balsam Range owes a great deal to Ralph Stanley, and we are grateful for the times we had with him.

We would love to have seen the Stanley Brothers reunion tonight!