Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The End of a Bluegrass Era

Category:  News

Cherryholmes is no more.

Jere Cherryholmes announced on the band's web site that the family act -- dad, mom and four kids -- are disbanding after their May 7th appearance at a bluegrass festival in Virginia.

According to the band's site, the combination of the children growing up and wanting to pursue their own musical interests and the marriage of others (notably, Cia) make it impossible for the band to remain together.

Cherryholmes rose to superstardom after their first two self-released albums earned them a record deal with Skaggs Family Records.  They quickly became a concert favorite, and in 2005 they were named the International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year.  They have been nominated for six Grammy awards throughout their career, including one for "Best Country Instrumental" recording for this year's awards.

Anyone who ever saw them live know how much they will be missed.  Best of luck to Cherryholmes in everything they do.

Cherryholmes Announces They are Disbanding

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