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"I Am A Drifter" - New Single from Volume Five 

Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce "I Am A Drifter," a new single from Volume Five is available to radio and consumers today! Volume Five's new album, Drifter, will be released June 24th. 

Founded by Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Volume Five also 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. V5 has proven just that with their previous recordings on Mountain Fever Records. In 2014 they 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 and a GMA Dove Award Nomination for Bluegrass Song of the Year for "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man," a song appearing on their Voices album. 

"I Am A Drifter" is the first single from their upcoming album and was penned by another well-known bluegrass artist, Donna Ulisse along with Marc Rossi. "When I got the demo of 'I Am A Drifter,' Jerry Salley was singing the vocal," says Harrell. "The first thing that caught my ear was how Jerry began the song with just a guitar and I felt that was so different, and could make for a great lead off cut on an album. Once the melody and lyrics began to meld, I envisioned this as our first single immediately. It seems to have all the ingredients to stand alone as a solid song while also setting the tone for the entire album."

"Drifter" is available to radio programmers via AirplayDirect or by emailing radio@mountainfever.com, and to consumers via iTunes and Amazon. The complete album, Drifter, will be available everywhere this June 24th. For more information on Volume Five, please visit www.volumefivebg.com. For more about Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE HERE.

 

Nashville Scene 


SPBMA feat. Volume Five
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If it’s the first weekend in February, it must be SPBGMA time. For the uninitiated, that’s pronounced “spig-ma,” which stands for Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, and serves colloquially as the name of the group’s annual Nashville event. It’s a gathering that’s gotta be seen to be believed, with scores of bluegrassers jamming cheek-by-jowl in the lobby of the Music City Sheraton, just yards away from the city’s only multi-day indoor bluegrass festival. As the jewel in the city’s bluegrass crown, The Station Inn offers jammers too tired to lift a pick opportunities to hear some of their favorites, and these nights are among the year’s best-attended. The Station Inn’s SPBGMA lineup opens and closes with a couple of stalwarts who embody intersecting bluegrass lineages. Both Joe Mullins’ outfit and The Grascals share an enthusiasm for the music of The Osborne Brothers — the Bros. began their career in Mullins’ southwest Ohio stomping grounds and blossomed in The Grascals’ Music City — and though both groups have a distinctive sound, they are in some ways two sides of a very fine coin. Occupying the Station’s Friday night slot is Volume 5, headed by fiddler and lead singer Glen Harrell. Anchored by former Nashvillian Patton Wages’ fierce right hand on the banjo, the group’s gone through a number of changes, each of which has served to further fine-tune its feel for the dead center of today’s bluegrass audience — an approach now ratified by their elevation to one of the SPBGMA weekend’s coveted slots. If you’re planning on catching any of the shows, best get there early. JON WEISBERGER

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.

GMA Dove Award Ballot 

Volume Five's song "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man" feat the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent appears on the Gospel Music Association's DOVE AWARD ballot in the Bluegrass Country Recorded Song of the Year category. Take a listen....
 

IBMA Award Ballot - 2nd round voting 

Thanks so much to our fellow IBMA members for voting for Volume Five! We are proud to be in the following categories on the second (of three) ballots. 

Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year
Emerging Artist
Album of the Year – Voices
Male Vocalist of the Year – Glen Harrell
Banjo Player of the Year – Patton Wages

 

Feature Article in Herald-Dispatch - Rudy Fest 

Rising bluegrass band Volume Five eager for second shot at Rudy Fest

GRAYSON, Ky - Even though Volume Five seems like a newer band that is creeping up to the top tier of the bluegrass world these days, the band has been in existence since 2008.

Much like similar groups such as Balsam Range and others who began to get noticed in bits and pieces as their recognition grew, Volume Five garnered two International Bluegrass Music Association nominations in 2014 with a nod for Emerging Artist of the Year and one for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the song "The Day We Learned to Fly."

As Volume Five prepares to play at the 15th annual Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival this week in Grayson, Kentucky, the group has released a powerful new album called "Voices."

READ FULL ARTICLE AT HERALD-DISPATCH

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/.
 

Album Review by Black Rose Acoustic 

"Formed in 2008 by lead vocalist and fiddler Glen Harrell, Volume Five has released their fifth album Voices on Mountain Fever Records. Volume Five was nominated for two IBMA awards in 2014 for Emerging Artist of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. Glen Harrell’s vocals and his accompanying band mates combine for tightknit playing on every one of the twelve songs on this latest release. Although a traditional band, their song selection draws from a variety of contemporary writers. I especially liked “King of California,” “Crazy Night” and “Satan’s Ridge.” Their guitarist Colby Laney wrote the only original tune on the album, a lively instrumental--“Sam’s Gap.” With endorsements from Rhonda Vincent (who supplied guest vocals on one track) and Balsam Ridge vocalist Buddy Melton, this band has some enthusiastic admirers. I’m now one of them." - Black Rose Acoustic

Album Review by Bluegrass Today 

"Volume Five is one of those acts that consistently turn out headliner-quality music.....Their original music is clever and compelling, they can pick with the best of them, and their vocals are top tier. Perhaps their latest CD, Voices, will be the one that earns them the wider recognition they deserve. Released earlier this week on Mountain Fever Records, the album highlights their skill at writing, selecting, arranging, and performing modern bluegrass with a distinctive sound.....Every song here is a winner, perfectly executed and recorded. I hope to see several tracks on the charts over the course of this year.."
Read the entire review at Bluegrass Today

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. 
 
 

Album Review by Parcbench 

"While the genre of country music faces challenges in terms of definition and direction, bluegrass music seems to stay as reliable as ever. It is bands like Volume Five, and their latest release, Voices, that keep bluegrass so dependable and entertaining. " Read the entire review at Parcbench.com

Gwinnett Daily Post: Everett's Music Barn Host Volume Five's Album Release Party 

"Everett’s Music Barn was established in 1964, and over the past 50 years the historic barn has fostered a community of bluegrass musicians in Suwanee. Everett’s has become a staple where fans and musicians gather every Saturday night to jam, learn and listen.

It’s the perfect place for a bluegrass band to debut a new album, which is why Volume Five will celebrate the release of their latest album “Voices” at the Barn tomorrow night. The band has released four other albums with Mountain Fever Records, gaining recognition with their second album, “Children of the Mountain,” which earned the band their first No. 1 song, “Anywhere is Home Again.” Their third album, “Run,” also achieved success, appearing on the Bluegrass Today chart every week of 2013. Volume Five released its first southern gospel album “The Day We Learn to Fly” last year, earning two International Bluegrass Music Awards nominations for Emerging Artist of the Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for the album’s title track."

Read the entire feature article at the Gwinnett Daily Post

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.

Bluegrass Today: "The Day We Learned to Fly" 

Check out Bluegrass Today to read more about "The Day We Learned to Fly". Read full article here.

Excerpt: "Volume Five has been releasing some of the best new modern traditional bluegrass around for the past several years. Their most recent project, 2013’s Run, had several songs appear on the Bluegrass Today charts, including lead single Rich Man’s Daughter, which hit number one. They’ve recently released their fourth album on Mountain Fever Records, an all-Gospel record called The Day We Learn to Fly. Though the songs are all spiritual in nature, the band hasn’t departed from the mix of hard-hitting and soulful sounds they’ve become known for."