About Us

Volume Five is celebrating the release of their latest album For Those That Care To Listen on Mountain Fever Records.  This exceptional album was recorded at "the house" at Everett's Music Barn in Suwanee, Georgia.  The first single release was "The 15th of October" that also included a behind the scenes video of the song being recorded. Since the, Volume Five has hit #1 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 numerous times with various tracks from the album. 

In 2018, the band celebrated their 10th anniversary with yet another Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Chart album – Milestones.  As with their last hit album, Drifter also on the Mountain Fever Records label, the group certainly demonstrated their various styles of bluegrass that has earned them critical acclaim from media, radio and their peers.

In 2017, Volume Five was honored with two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards. They received the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and the prestigious the Song of the Year Award for “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Rossi.

Volume Five’s touring schedule has afforded them the benefit of playing with numerous artists over the years, some of whom have become fans such as Buddy Melton of Balsam Range who says, “What defines a great band? Superior musicianship, impeccable singing, moving song selections...Volume Five has all the above and more...Extremely talented, yet humble and genuinely real people. Volume Five has a magical quality about them that will undoubtedly make a lasting impression in the world of acoustic music.

In 2015, the band received two separate industry award nominations. Volume Five was nominated for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and also a GMA Dove Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man" featuring guest vocals by Rhonda Vincent on the Dolly Parton cover song from their album Voices.

In 2014, Volume Five garnered two IBMA nominations: one for IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year and also for the IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for The Day We Learn To Fly (album), Stacy Richardson and Leroy Drumm (writers), Volume Five (producers), Mountain Fever (label). This was the band’s first gospel and fourth overall release on Mountain Fever Records.

Volume Five was founded by leader Glen Harrell in early 2008 and has now grown into one of bluegrass music’s most unique new acts. “When I put this group together, I knew the style of music I wanted us to play and the goals we wanted to achieve. It was just a matter of finding the right guys who wanted to create their own identity in the industry. I didn’t just want us to be another band that moves onto the scene and is gone in a few years, but one that would have a unique sound that players and listeners would remember for many years to come - one that sounded like no other band in the business,” said Glen.

 

 


Glen Harrell (Lead Vocals & Fiddle)

Glen has been around music since he was just a child.  He started playing guitar at the age of nine and at about age fourteen began playing the fiddle.  He played with numerous local bands while in high school, and later toured with several bands around the bluegrass circuit.  In 2002, he began playing with country music artist Marty Raybon (former lead singer of the country super group Shenandoah), and toured with him for the next six years playing venues all across the nation and in several countries, as well as appearing on worldwide television and playing the hallowed Grand Ole Opry numerous times.  

After creating this band in 2008 he says he has found the music he has always wanted to play.  "Nothing is better than playing music with friends as well as having them as band mates when everyone has the same vision for the band. Glen now lives in a small town in Northeast Mississippi called Booneville. He and his wife Michelle have been happily married for over 25 years and have three children.
 

 


Patton Wages (Banjo, Guitar & Vocals) 

Patton was raised in Stockbridge, Georgia and began playing banjo at age 9. He was first influenced by Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, and Terry Baucom, as well as Scott Vestal, having the opportunity to meet Scott at Everett's Music Barn shortly after his stint with Doyle Lawson. Patton then worked with the Georgia-based group "Lost Horizon," playing festivals around the southeast and making numerous appearances on national television. Patton then spent four years in Nashville sharing the stage with Marty Raybon and working at the Gibson Guitar Corp. OAI Division.


He now lives in Mountain Rest, SC. Patton's interests include his son, Brayden, music and whatever comes up to pass the time. Jacob Burleson (Guitar, Vocals)<> Jacob is from Newland, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina and is the son of Jason and Shelly Burleson.  Since his Dad is a founding member of the award-winning group Blue Highway, Jacob has grown up around bluegrass music allowing his talents to thrive by attending festivals and jamming with some of the top pickers in bluegrass.  After a few years of jamming and honing his craft as a musician, he landed a gig with Kenny and Amanda Smith band. Jacob’s early influences include his heroes - Sam Bush, Adam Steffey, Dempsey Young, Shawn Lane and many more. Blue Highway, Volume Five, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and the New Grass Revival are the artists he has listened to and studied the most.


Jacob Burleson (Guitar)

 

Jacob is from Newland, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina and is the son of Jason and Shelly Burleson. Since his Dad is a founding member of the award-winning group Blue Highway, Jacob has grown up around bluegrass music allowing his talents to thrive by attending festivals and jamming with some of the top pickers in bluegrass. After a few years of jamming and honing his craft as a musician, he landed a gig with Kenny and Amanda Smith band. Jacob’s early influences include his heroes - Sam Bush, Adam Steffey, Dempsey Young, Shawn Lane and many more. Blue Highway, Volume Five, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and the New Grass Revival are the artists he has listened to and studied the most.


Aaron Ramsey (Mandolin) 

Volume Five is proud to announce the 2020 addition of multi-instrumentalist Aaron Ramsey to the group. Aaron is also a recording engineer with Mountain Fever Records and has worked with Volume Five on several of their albums.

Aaron is from Morganton, North Carolina and began playing mandolin when he was 12 years old in a Gospel bluegrass band called Damascus Road. His father Michael Ramsey played bass in that band. In 2002 at the age of 17, he joined the Linville Ridge Band where he played mandolin and guitar. In 2004, Aaron released his solo project Aaron Ramsey  and two years later he joined Randy Kohrs and the Lites.. In 2007, Aaron joined Mountain Heart where he stayed until joining Volume Five. Aaron also has another solo album "Gathering" released in 2013. .”