Artists We Love

Mandolinist Solly Burton earned the title of National Mandolin Champion twice by age 20.  His career began with bluegrass, but he has expanded his playing to include a variety of genres, including jazz, classical and even Brazilian choro. We're very proud to call Solly our friend, and he has been kind enough to join us on stage for numerous performances. Click the image to hear him perform one of our favorite instrumentals, "El Cumbanchero."

Mandolinist Solly Burton earned the title of National Mandolin Champion twice by age 20. His career began with bluegrass, but he has expanded his playing to include a variety of genres, including jazz, classical and even Brazilian choro. We're very proud to call Solly our friend, and he has been kind enough to join us on stage for numerous performances. Click the image to hear him perform one of our favorite instrumentals, "El Cumbanchero."

Steve Kaufman is known as one the world's best flatpickers and guitar instructors. Some of the Kids have had the privilege of attending his acoustic camp in Maryville, Tennessee, and they look forward to returning! Click on the image to learn more about Steve's amazing career and acoustic camp.

Steve Kaufman is known as one the world's best flatpickers and guitar instructors. Some of the Kids have had the privilege of attending his acoustic camp in Maryville, Tennessee, and they look forward to returning! Click on the image to learn more about Steve's amazing career and acoustic camp.

A true master of bluegrass guitar, Jim Hurst's bio is full of impressive accolades too numerous to mention. Some have even compared him to the legendary Tony Rice. The Coon Holler Kids were honored to open for him at a local show and were blown away by his incredible talent. Click on the photo to enjoy Jim playing and singing "Long and Lonesome Old Freight Train." You can also visit his website at www.jimhurst.com.

A true master of bluegrass guitar, Jim Hurst's bio is full of impressive accolades too numerous to mention. Some have even compared him to the legendary Tony Rice. The Coon Holler Kids were honored to open for him at a local show and were blown away by his incredible talent. Click on the photo to enjoy Jim playing and singing "Long and Lonesome Old Freight Train." You can also visit his website at www.jimhurst.com.

The Coon Holler Kids were introduced to Della Mae in 2013 when Judy treated them to a live concert at Rose Hulman Institute in Terre Haute. The Kids were inspired by the their unique combo of bluegrass, folk and rock and began performing covers of a few Della Mae songs.  They were thrilled when one of the covers was featured on Della Mae's official Facebook page! Click the image to experience the awesome music of this grammy award winning band.

The Coon Holler Kids were introduced to Della Mae in 2013 when Judy treated them to a live concert at Rose Hulman Institute in Terre Haute. The Kids were inspired by the their unique combo of bluegrass, folk and rock and began performing covers of a few Della Mae songs. They were thrilled when one of the covers was featured on Della Mae's official Facebook page! Click the image to experience the awesome music of this grammy award winning band.

Jack Tuttle is a professional performer with a long list of achievements, but his career as a music instructor is equally impressive. He has been especially successful with children, many of whom have grown into major talents. Bluegrass fans and budding musicians will both find something of interest on his website at www.jacktuttle.com. Click on the image to see a video of the Tuttle kids playing "Beaumont Rag."

Jack Tuttle is a professional performer with a long list of achievements, but his career as a music instructor is equally impressive. He has been especially successful with children, many of whom have grown into major talents. Bluegrass fans and budding musicians will both find something of interest on his website at www.jacktuttle.com. Click on the image to see a video of the Tuttle kids playing "Beaumont Rag."

The Quebe Sisters are a young adult Americana band that wows audiences with flawless Texas-style triple fiddle instrumentals and vocal harmonies. Click on the image for a sample of their music or visit www.quebesisters.com to learn more about them.

The Quebe Sisters are a young adult Americana band that wows audiences with flawless Texas-style triple fiddle instrumentals and vocal harmonies. Click on the image for a sample of their music or visit www.quebesisters.com to learn more about them.

Meet "Fiddlin' Carson Peters," who started playing when he was 3 years old.  Now, at age 12, he is a seasoned performer, having entertained audiences on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, at Dollywood, and even the Grand Ole Opry. Click on his picture to enjoy his Grand Ole Opry performance of  "Blue Moon of Kentucky" with Ricky Skaggs. You can also visit his website at www.fiddlincarsonpeters.com.

Meet "Fiddlin' Carson Peters," who started playing when he was 3 years old. Now, at age 12, he is a seasoned performer, having entertained audiences on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, at Dollywood, and even the Grand Ole Opry. Click on his picture to enjoy his Grand Ole Opry performance of "Blue Moon of Kentucky" with Ricky Skaggs. You can also visit his website at www.fiddlincarsonpeters.com.


Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had an incredibly successful, multi-award winning songwriting career. The 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year and 2018 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Salley has had over 500 different songs recorded and his songs have sold in excess of 17 million records worldwide.   Writing and singing in Nashville since 1982, he has written multiple hits in country, bluegrass, and gospel music and may well be the most successful songwriter to have earned equal recognition from all three genres of music.

Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had an incredibly successful, multi-award winning songwriting career. The 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year and 2018 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Salley has had over 500 different songs recorded and his songs have sold in excess of 17 million records worldwide. Writing and singing in Nashville since 1982, he has written multiple hits in country, bluegrass, and gospel music and may well be the most successful songwriter to have earned equal recognition from all three genres of music.

At last count, Larry Cordle’s songs had appeared on projects that had to date sold a combined total of more than 55 million records, by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and many others.
In 1993 with his band, Lonesome Standard Time, Cordle won the IBMA Song of the Year Award for Lonesome Standard Time written by Larry Cordle & Jim Rushing and in 2000, took home the IBMA Song of the Year Award for one of his most popular songs of his career, “Murder On Music Row,” written by Larry Cordle & Larry Shell. The same year he received yet another IBMA Song of the Year nomination for “Black Diamond Strings” another co-write with Cordle and Shell.

At last count, Larry Cordle’s songs had appeared on projects that had to date sold a combined total of more than 55 million records, by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and many others. In 1993 with his band, Lonesome Standard Time, Cordle won the IBMA Song of the Year Award for Lonesome Standard Time written by Larry Cordle & Jim Rushing and in 2000, took home the IBMA Song of the Year Award for one of his most popular songs of his career, “Murder On Music Row,” written by Larry Cordle & Larry Shell. The same year he received yet another IBMA Song of the Year nomination for “Black Diamond Strings” another co-write with Cordle and Shell.