Mary Rachel Nalley:
Hailing from Bowling Green, KY Mary Rachel Nalley is an young up and coming musician. With fiddle being her primary instrument she also has made her self known as a mandolin player for the last year with The Kody Norris Show. Mary Rachel started playing fiddle at the age of 10 in her hometown at many local jams. After showing interest in wanting to make bluegrass music a career her parents, Jimmy and Phyllis, opened a weekly bluegrass jam. It was there where she met several other musicians that helped her a long in her pursuit to play music. In 2011 Mary Rachel started traveling with the eastern Kentucky based all-girl band; Hazel Holler. Mary Rachel considers this a major stepping stone for her career. After playing several years with Hazel Holler she went on to tour with another Kentucky based band; King’s Highway.
Carthage, TN native Josiah Tyree, has been playing bluegrass banjo since mid 2016. With roots deeply established in old-time music Josiah quickly picked up on traditional 3 finger style banjo picking. In 2013, Josiah won his first contest for clawhammer banjo at the Hillbilly Days in LaFayette, TN. It didn't take long for the love of competing to get in his blood. From there he entered and won every contest around including; Uncle Dave Macon Days, Smithville, Bluegrass on the Harpeth, Wilson County Fair and many more.
Not only has Josiah learned how to sing harmonies from the music camps that he has attended over the years but, also from the powerful hymn singing of his church. He credits his dad and assistant pastor for introducing him to old-time, bluegrass and gospel singing.
He would like to say Thank You to his parents, Garry and Tina, his siblings, and assistant pastor, Bro. Jim Britton. Two very special Thank Yous go out to Bro. Hobo Mott and most importantly the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ