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Mountain Fever Releases New V5 Single: "Now That's A Song"  

Fresh off the win of TWO International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Volume Five has emerged with new music being released on Mountain Fever Records today. "Now That's a Song" is the first single from an upcoming album, Milestones, due early next year.

Founded by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Volume Five includes the talents of Patton Wages (banjo & vocals),  Colby Laney (guitar & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), and Jacob Burleson (mandolin & vocals). These five musicians together blend into a band with true and proven staying power. With countless IBMA, SPBGMA, and Dove Award nominations to their credit, the band walked away with IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year honors just last month in Raleigh, NC. Their previous album, Drifter, received rave reviews, produced several charting singles, and hit Billboard's Top 5 Best-Selling Bluegrass Albums chart.  
  
With their career moving with in an upward trajectory, Volume Five is coming out of the gate strong with "Now That's A Song," the first single from their new album. "I had been looking for a good uptempo song and contacted Bob Minner to see if he had anything fresh to send me," says Glen Harrell. "This one caught my ear right away and I thought 'now that's a song.' A few moments later, after reaching the chorus, I realized that was actually the title of the song! Bob co-wrote this with Shawn Lane and we think it's a winner!" 
  
With an unexpected, almost subtle dobro kickoff, "Now That's A Song" blazes into a spirited, straight-up bluegrass melody supporting a sweet lyric telling of a long-time love. Harrell's lead vocal moves flawlessly with the words while the makeup of V5 proves exactly why they are turning a genre of music noted for its musical dexterity, on its ear. 

  
Radio programmers may download "Now That's A Song" via AirPlay Direct or request a digital download by emailing radio@mountainfever.com. Consumers may purchase "Now That's A Song" today. 

For more information on Volume Five, visit www.VolumeFiveBG.com. For more on Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.

Volume Five Wins Two IBMA Awards! 

Volume Five was honored with two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards that were presented during the 2017 IBMA Awards Show held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. 

The first award announced for the band was for Emerging Artist of the Year. The group features the extraordinary talents of lead vocalist, fiddle player and band leader, Glen Harrell who is joined by Colby Laney on guitar and vocals, Patton Wages on banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson on bass and vocals, and aspiring young talent, Jacob Burleson on mandolin and vocals. 

Volume Five was also presented with the prestigious the Song of the Year Award for “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Rossi. The crowd was delighted with Ulisse’s excitement while accepting the award with Glen Harrell and the band. The chart-topping tune appears on Volume Five’s album Drifter on Mountain Fever Records that debuted last year on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. 

“I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words to me and the V5 members. I also want to thank all the guys that have been with the band over the years and have contributed to our sound and success. I would like to thank Harry Formby Clark, Adam Duke, Jeff Partin, Mark Hodges, Casey Cullwell, Jesse Daniel, Shane Blackwell, and Aaron Ramsey. Thanks so much to Moonstruck Management as well. We just couldn’t do this without the entire team,” said Harrell. 

For more information on Volume Five, please visit them at volumefivebg.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out Drifter at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and more retail and streaming outlets. 

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Volume Five Hits #1 with “95 Years” 

Volume Five has turned it up another notch with the continued success of Drifter that debuted earlier this year on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart and earned the band the 2016 Album of the Year Award from the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa. The band has now garnered their second #1 song with “95 Years,” written by Carter Moore, as it tops the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Songs chart today. Their previous #1 on the chart was “I Am A Drifter,” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Rossie, from this Mountain Fever Records release.

95 Years” and “I Am A Drifter” both appear on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Song Chart for December and have also appeared on several other radio charts this year including SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks and the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Songs Chart. The album is #9 this month on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Albums Chart and “I Am A Drifter” appears at #8 their Top 30 Songs chart.

Volume Five continues to grow their fan base with stellar performances like the one during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Street Fest in Raleigh in October. The band recently released a live performance video from this show that also includes commentary by lead vocalist and fiddler Glen Harrell.

Glen is joined on Drifter by Chris Williamson on bass & vocals, Patton Wages on banjo & vocals, Colby Laney on guitar & vocals, and Harry Clark on mandolin and vocals. The album is available at iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, www.mountainfever.com and more fine retail outlets.

Drifter is also crossing over to other formats; the track, “When I Go Away,” was the POWERPLAY song on Eagle Country Radio this past summer. The album is available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com.

Volume Five’s Drifter Debuts on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart 

Volume Five made its debut this week at #5 on Billboard’s Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart with their impressive new project Drifter. The album is receiving rave reviews including Parcbench Magazine saying it “raises the bar on their already impressive reputation.” The first single release, “I Am A Drifter” written by Donna Ulisse and Marc Ross, continues to garner radio chart success. It is the current #1 song on the Bluegrass Today Top 20, #7 on the Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks for June, and debuted this month on Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Songs Chart.

Drifter is also crossing over to other formats; the track, “When I Go Away,” is today’s POWERPLAY song on Eagle Country Radio. Drifter is available to radio stations worldwide at AirPlayDirect.com.

“Volume Five can please a fan who just wants to hear a bluegrass beat with a pleasant melody, but the rhythmic interplay between the instruments can enthrall a more sophisticated listener after multiple hearings. It’s a special skill, and may ultimately be the one thing that eventually allows this talented quintet to rise to the top, a la Blue Highway," said Bluegrass Today in their album review.

This impressive group is led by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals) and is joined by Harry Clark (mandolin & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), and Colby Laney (guitar & vocals). Drifter is available at numerous digital outlets, VolumeFiveBG.com, mountainfever.com and more fine retail outlets. For more information on Volume Five, please visit them at www.volumefivebg.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #V5

More info on Volume Five:
Drifter is Volume Five’s sixth album since 2008, on the Mountain Fever Records label. In 2014, Volume Five garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations; Emerging Artist and Gospel Recorded Performance for their album The Day We Learn To Fly. In 2015 they received another nomination for IBMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” with special guest Rhonda Vincent, a song appearing on their Voices album

Volume Five at Station Inn (Nashville, Tenn) and Simply the Best (Grayson, Ky.) 

PRESS RELEASE: January 27, 2016

Bluegrass fans may want to arrive early for VOLUME FIVE’s concert at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, February 5 at 9:00 pm as their last two appearances at the world famous venue sold out quickly. The following day, the band heads to Simply the Best Sports Bar & Grill in Grayson, Ky. for another highly anticipated performance. At both events, VOLUME FIVE will debut their upcoming single, “I Am A Drifter” along with more songs from their Mountain Fever Records album releasing this spring. 

The band is led by vocalist and fiddle player, Glen Harrell, who previously toured with Marty Raybon including numerous performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Glen formed VOLUME FIVE eight years ago and has certainly brought together an impressive group of talent with Colby Laney – guitar and vocals, Patton Wages – banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson – bass and vocals, and Harry Clark – mandolin and vocals. As a whole, their talents and personalities prove to be a perfect combination that results in highly entertaining show. 

Last fall, VOLUME FIVE was honored with two separate industry nominations – one for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year, and another nomination for a GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent, written by Dolly Parton and Dorothy Joe Owens. 

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called their current album VOICES “one of their best albums to date.” The album was released this time last year and many tracks continue to chart on the Bluegrass Today 20 and Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs. The song “Going Across the Mountain” is now #1 on the January 2016 Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks. They’ve hit that top spot several times before when “Dream Softly” reached #1 two months in a row last spring with the album landing at #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums last April.

Volume Five Receives IBMA and GMA Dove Award Nominations 

VOLUME FIVE is celebrating award nominations today from two separate organizations. As announced in a press conference by the International Bluegrass Music Association that aired on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction, VOLUME FIVE received an Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. At the same time, the 46th Annual GMA Dove Award Nominations were being announced live from Lipscomb University in Nashville where VOLUME FIVE was honored with a nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent on the Dolly Parton cover tune.

“I am just overwhelmed and completely grateful to the members of these two organizations for honoring VOLUME FIVE with these award nominations,” said band leader, lead vocalist and fiddle player Glen Harrell.

“Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man” appears on the band’s chart topping album, VOICES, on Mountain Fever Records. Label President, Mark Hodges said, “I knew as soon as I heard this song that it was something special. It’s like Glen Harrell and Rhonda Vincent were born to sing together.” Winners of the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be announced October 13, 201 at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville. For more information and tickets, please visit www.doveawards.com.

Winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards will be announced at a red carpet event to be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 1, 2015. For tickets to the Awards show and the IBMA World of Bluegrass, please visit www.ibma.org.

Much to the delight of VOLUME FIVE’S loyal fans, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction re-aired the group’s Track by Track with Host Kyle Cantrell earlier this month. In April, VOICES was the #1 Most Played Album and “Dream Softly” was the #1 Most Played Track on the program. “Dream Softly” along with four other songs (“King of California,” “Faithfully,” “Going Across the Mountain,” and “Colder & Colder”) have repeatedly charted on the popular Bluegrass Today Top 20 Song Chart since the album’s release earlier this year. VOICES is also currently appearing on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 National Bluegrass Survey Top 15 Album Chart with “King of California” climbing again this month on the publication’s Top 30 Song Chart.

Volume Five’s Voices Album Reaches New Heights 

In just a few short months, Volume Five’s album, Voices on Mountain Fever Records, has soared to new heights on the radio charts.  Voices is currently #1 on SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums chart, made its debut on the April Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine National Bluegrass Survey Top 15 Album Chart, and is #3 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Albums this week.Voices is the group’s fifth album and features 12 tracks – five of which are now appearing on a variety of bluegrass radio charts. “Dream Softly” is the #1 song on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks this month, #6 on Bluegrass Today’s (BT) Top 20 chart, and #13 on the Roots Music Report this week, along with “Sam’s Gap” at #29.  Two other songs appear on this week's Bluegrass Today Top 20 including “Going Across the Mountain” at #5 and “King of California” at #20 with "Faithfully" making its debut last month.  “King of California” also moved up five spots this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Song Chart as well.

Media has also raved about the album with recent reviews stating:

“Volume Five has been releasing some of the best new modern traditional bluegrass around for the past several years.” - Bluegrass Today

“Voices — the fifth album the group has released under the Mountain Fever Records label — showcases a blend of bluegrass styles, from traditional to contemporary. The album’s shift from an introspective tune at one moment, to a rousing and robust song the next, is done with incredible finesse. Volume Five can do it all, and with Voices, they do so with the reliability of a train that still, somewhere, comes down Main Street on a regular basis.” - Parchbench

“Voices is bluegrass at full strength. From the opener, an inspired reading of Dave Alvin's folk ballad ‘King of California’ to the closer, the ironically titled ‘Faithfully,’ Volume Five shows its affinity for hard-hitting storytelling songs, while numbers like Amanda’ and ‘Colder and Colder’ resound with bedrock emotional truth. A 21st-century band in the best sense, Volume Five yet remains firmly rooted in tradition, in a fusion of old and new that brings to mind, without imitating, the early Country Gentlemen.  Voices fits my definition of a great bluegrass album: one that reminds me why I fell in love with the music all those years ago. If they keep at it at this level, these guys are surely bound for glory.” -- Rambles.Net

“With endorsements from Rhonda Vincent (who supplied guest vocals on one track) and Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton, this band has some enthusiastic admirers. I’m now one of them.” - Black Rose Acoustic

Volume Five includes the talents of Glen Harrell (Lead Vocals & Fiddle), Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals), and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals) who earned two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) nominations last year – one for Emerging Artist of the Year and the other for “The Day We Learn to Fly” in the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year category.

Music fans can purchase Voices at iTunes and in digital or CD formats at Amazon, Mountain Fever Records and Volume Five’s website at www.volumefivebg.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.  Radio programmers can download the entire album at http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/V5Voices/.
 

New Album Voices from Volume Five Now Released 

Mountain Fever Records announces the release of Voices from Volume Five, available today. Founded in early 2008 by vocalist and fiddle player Glen Harrell, Volume Five includes the talents of Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals,) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals.)  These five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power. “When I put this group together, I knew the style of music I wanted us to play and the goals I wanted to achieve," stated Harrell. "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."

Voices is the band's fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs, showcasing the many facets of musical tastes that come from within the decidedly bluegrass ensemble—traditional, classic, and on-the-edge—this CD covers it all. The album features the vocal and instrumental prowess of each V5 band member along with the added talents of Jeff Partin who plays Dobro and also contributed three original songs ("Satan's Ridge," "Faithfullly," and the first single, "Crazy Nights"). V5 guitarist Colby Laney brought two original songs ("Going Across the Mountain" and "Sam's Gap") while the album is rounded out with cuts written by noted country artists Hal Ketchum, Jedd Hughes, and Dolly Parton, whose classic "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man," is sure to be a standout track with the addition of Rhonda Vincent sharing the vocal spotlight with V5 ring-leader, Glen Harrell. Produced by Aaron Ramsey and recorded at Mountain Fever Studios, Voices is already receiving rave reviews from radio programmers and media:

"There’s not a bad cut on the album but I’ve been featuring “Crazy Night,” written by Jeff Partin. I also like the rousing gold-mining saga “King of California” that kicks off the album and the remake of Dolly Parton’s “Daddy Was an Old-time Preacher Man” featuring Rhonda Vincent on guest vocals." - Wayne Rice, KSON - FM
 
"The new Voices project is a must have bluegrass CD. Superb vocals and top notch instrumentation make this a pleasure to listen to. From songs of heartbreak to songs of faith - 12 tracks of bluegrass done just as it should be!" - Joe Stutzman, Heartland Bluegrass
 
"Voices is bluegrass at full strength…it fits my definition of a great bluegrass album: one that reminds me why I fell in love with the music all those years ago." - Jerome Clark, Editor, Rambles.net.
 
"Voices is the perfect title from the V5 gang because their voices have never sounded better!  A mix of original songs with a few covers, you will just want to put on some headphones, lean back, shut your eyes, and just hear the “Voices” of Volume Five." - Gene Skinner, Great Stuff Bluegrass

 
The track listing for Voices is as follows:
1. "King of California"
2. "Going Across the Mountain"
3. "Dream Softly"
4. "Crazy Night"
5. "Strangest Dreams"
6. "Daddy Was  An Old Time Preacher Man" with Rhonda Vincent
7. "Satan's Ridge"
8. "Colder and Colder"
9. "Sam's Gap"
10. "Amanda"
11. "Soldier For the Lonely"
12. "Faithfully"
 
Voices is available today for digital download at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever great music is sold. Radio Programmers may download Voices via AirplayDirect. For more about Volume Five, visit www.volumefivebg.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com. 
 
 

Mountain Fever Records Announces New Music from Volume Five, Voices, Available Jan. 20, 2015 

Mountain Fever Records announces the upcoming CD release of Voices from Volume Five, which will be available on Jan. 20, 2015.

Founded in early 2008 by vocalist and fiddle player Glen Harrell, Volume Five includes the talents of Harry Clark (Mandolin & Vocals), Chris Williamson (Bass & Vocals), Patton Wages (Banjo & Vocals,) and Colby Laney (Guitar & Vocals.) These five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power. “When I put this group together, I knew the style of music I wanted us to play and the goals I wanted to achieve," stated Harrell. "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."

Volume Five's touring schedule has afforded them the benefit of playing with numerous artists over the years, many of whom have become fans. Buddy Melton of Balsam Range 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."

Volume Five has had great success with their previous releases including their first, Down In a Cell and their second release,Children of the Mountains, which garnered the group their first #1 song, "Anywhere is Home Again." With their third album, Run, they achieved significant Bluegrass Today chart success appearing almost every week of 2013. "Rich Man's Daughter" was the first single from the album which went to #1 only three weeks after it was released. Several other songs from the album climbed as high as #2 and many weeks they have had as many as four songs from the album appearing on the chart at one time.

2014 also proved to be a stellar year for the band. On the heels of a their well-received southern-gospel CD release, The Day We Learn to Fly, the band earned two IBMA nominations for Emerging Artist of the Year and IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the album's title cut.

Voices will be the band's fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs, showcasing the many facets of musical tastes that come from within the decidedly bluegrass ensemble—traditional, classic, and on-the-edge—this CD covers it all.

Track Listing:
"King of California"
"Going Across the Mountain"
"Dream Softly"
"Crazy Night"
"Strangest Dreams"
"Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man" with Rhonda Vincent
"Satan's Ridge"
"Colder and Colder"
"Sam's Gap"
"Amanda"
"Soldier For the Lonely"
"Faithfully"

For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.

Mississippi's Volume Five Heads to Radio with Brand New Single "Crazy Night"  

Mississippi's Volume Five heads to radio today with the release of "Crazy Night," the first single from their upcoming Mountain Fever Records album VOICES, scheduled to hit the streets in January 2015. Volume Five is proving to be an exciting new band, blazing a red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene.

"Crazy Night" was written by former V5 member Jeff Parton and is released after what could be considered a stellar year for the band with two IBMA nominations for IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year and 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).

A group that started as a casual jam band in 2008, has now grown into one of bluegrass music’s most unique new acts. Their first gospel and 4th overall release on Mountain Fever Records was the well crafted Southern gospel flavored bluegrass album, The Day We Learn To Fly, from which their nominations stemmed.

The band is excited to welcome back Colby Laney to the roster, who returns after a stint with Larry Stephenson. While each member comes to the table with a strong pedigree, having served tenure nationally with such well-known artists as Marty Raybon and Full Circle, Randy Kohrs and The Lites, The Roys and Tony Rice, these five musicians together truly blend into a band with staying power.

Volume Five features the talents of ring-leader Glen Harrell on fiddle; Harry Formby Clark on mandolin; Colby Laney on guitar, Patton Wages on banjo, and Chris Williamson on bass; and while Volume Five is considered a traditional band, their earthy, soulful singing, spot on harmonies, and precision picking set them apart from others.

V5'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"

One thing fans can count on with Volume Five is that they will never be let down with their live performances and that those live performances will transcend the live show and be just as impactful on their recorded music. Their level of quality musicianship is constant and is making an impact at radio.

For more information on Volume Five or to receive a copy for review, please contact www.mountainfever.com

Radio stations can download the track at www.airplaydirect.com/music/V5Voices