Balsam Range and the Mountain Home Music Company celebrated a record five months at the top of theÂ Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart for the bandâ€™s most recent album, Papertown.
The album stayed at the top of the Bluegrass industryâ€™s longest published chart from February through June. Then followed a #1 song position for “Any Old Road Will Take You There,” written by Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley and the bandâ€™s own Marc Pruett in July on theÂ Bluegrass Unlimited Song Chart.
“We are not sure if it is a record stay at the top for any band in Bluegrass, but it is a record for us as a company and for Balsam Range,” says Ty Gilpin, Senior Director of Marketing for the label. “The label and the band are honored that Bluegrass music broadcasters all over the world shared this album with listeners and supported it so well this year. Thank you, DJs!”
Balsam Range and Mountain Home celebrated in Asheville, NC with a dinner and presentation to the band and with a commemorative plaque from the label to mark the occasion.
Balsam Rangeâ€™s Tim Surrett adds, “We want to thank the songwriters for their contributions. Itâ€™s the great songs that make a great album. We thank the staff of Mountain Home for getting our music out there and to Bluegrass radio and our fans for liking our music. It is really gratifying to see a project as personal to us asÂ Papertown being accepted by a greater audience.”
Balsam Range, Papertown, and â€śAny Old Road Will Take You Thereâ€ť are all up for award nominations this year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards held on Thursday, September 26th in Raleigh, NC at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured L-R: Mickey Gamble; Mountain Home Executive Producer, Caleb Smith and Tim Surrett of Balsam Range; Van Atkins, Engineer on Papertown; Marc Pruett, Buddy Melton and Darren Nicholson of Balsam Range; Ty Gilpin, Senior Director of Marketing for Mountain Home.