Author Archive for Marc Pruett

“Any Old Road” jumps to # 1 song spot!!!

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by Marc Pruett

This warm month of July sees our recording of ANY OLD ROAD go the # 1 song spot on THE NATIONAL BLUEGRASS SURVEY! We want to extend “a spatial great big howdy” and “much obliged” to Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley for working this song up (with a little help from Marc). Their experienced contributions and professional polish truly made ANY OLD ROAD a gem for us! Most of all…thank you (our Bluegrass community) for getting behind our music!

Don’t forget, we just filmed a video of the song PAPERTOWN. We think it’s a wonderful tribute to the workforce of this great nation we live in…and you can view it soon through BALSAM NATION.

Thank you Bluegrass friends for the great support you’ve given us on our current CD…Papertown! We’ve been blessed beyond imagination to have seen it stay as the # 1 CD for 5 months on THE NATIONAL BLUEGRASS SURVEY!

We hope to see you soon!

The BR gang…

NATIONAL BLUEGRASS SURVEY # 1 album for 4 months in a row…wow!!!

Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Marc Pruett

We want to thank the bluegrass community for the wonderful support we’ve received over the years…and especially for the current sustain we’ve had on the NATIONAL BLUEGRASS SURVEY with our CD, PAPERTOWN!!! It has been the # 1 disc now for 4 months in a row!!! We are stunned…shocked…honored…and humbled that the bluegrass world would support our music in such a substantial way! THANK YOU!!!

BALSAM RANGE remains committed to the music we love, the communities we live in…and the wonderful places where we get to pick and sing!!! We hope all the bands and fans have a safe and productive season…and BALSAM RANGE is thankful to be part of this great music world!!! Take care…

“Way down TEXAS way!!!” And…a #1 album on the BU Chart!!!

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by Marc Pruett

We are excited as “all get out” to pick and sing at the BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FESTIVAL this Friday, March 1 in Arlington, Texas. Just the thought of all the fabulous, American music that has come out of that great state overwhelms us! And…being part of such a classy event is truly an honor for the group. We’d like to invite you to come be with us and enjoy a great musical event…and hang out and pal-around with BR. *** Here are the details: Time: 8:00pm. All ages. Box office: 214-720-1623. Address: Church 5925 US Hwy 287. Venue phone: 214-720-1623.

And the web site is: http://bluegrassheritage.org/index.php

The Foundation’s web site has a wonderful explanation of their sincere effort to promote, preserve, and perpetuate Bluegrass Music. We hope you can come and be with us and the other entertainers this weekend!!!

(Ol’ Marc says, “I’ve been working off and on for a while writing a song about the Texas Panhandle…a swingy tune…and I am thrilled to get to see those plains and smell that desert wind!”)

Switchin’ gears….we’ve got to say that we are smack-down-tickled for Papertown to be at the top of The Bluegrass Unlimited NATIONAL BLUEGRASS SURVEY…and gang…it’s for the second month in a row!!! That’s just top-of-the-top for us…and we couldn’t be more thankful to all the folks involved…but most of all…to our “nation” friends who support our music and lift us with their friendship…thank you all and God Bless each of you!!!

Balsam Range in Tennessee!!! Johnson City (1/25)…and Knoxville (1/26)!!!

Posted on: January 13th, 2013 by Marc Pruett

We are looking forward to 2 upcoming shows in Tennessee!!! We hope you can come be with us for some fun evenings of music and “feller-ship” as Darren says!!! Here are the details in brief:

Friday, January 25, 2013…@ THE DOWN HOME in Johnson City…Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $16.00. All Ages. Box office: 423-929-1083. Address: 300 W. Main St.. Venue phone: 423-753-5927.

Saturday, January 26, 2013…@The Bijou Theater – WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass Show…Time: 7:30pm. All Ages. Box office: 865-684-1200. Address: 713 Market St.. Venue phone: 865-684-1200. WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass Show.

Check our “CONCERTS” tab on our web page for more details on these shows!!! Balsam Range is really looking forward to seeing our Tennessee friends who can come out to these two great venues!!! Shucks…if you’re from Georgia you can wear orange and still feel at home!!! NC…VA…”COME ON DOWN TO THE DOWN HOME AND THE BIJOU THEATER!!! (This geographic thing is getting out of hand for me gang!!! We love all of you!!!)


Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Marc Pruett


Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12.00. All Ages. Box office: (828) 682-7209. Address: 6 South Main St., Burnsville, NC 28714. Venue phone: 828-682-7209. One of our favorties venues and always have an amazing crowd. Please come join us in the beautiful, intimate setting where its always more like a living room gathering with music!!! The Burnsville Town Center is nestled in the center of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Give a friend a BALSAM NATION membership for Christmas!!!

Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Marc Pruett

We’ve had a great time hanging out with our Balsam Nation buddies since the “nation” started…and more than that…we really, really appreciate the support you’ve given our band over the last year! It’s fun for us to get to play new music…get to see new places…but the thing we enjoy the most about our musical journey is re-connecting with old friends, making new friends…and seeing how we can all “grow” the music we love and the friendships we enjoy.

Balsam Nation has given us a cool vehicle to connect with the music world…and we thought we’d float the idea to say, “Hey…give a friend a BALSAM NATION membership for Christmas!” Just click on the links…and jump in…and we promise to give you our e-best and a great year of membership.

NOW…HOW ABOUT THIS…we have a short list of songs we want to put on the live album we are recording soon for Balsam Nation members…AND WE’D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT SONGS YOU GUYS AND GALS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR US DO on the live CD! You can reply here…or jump to our Facebook page. We’ll soon be making the final list…and we want to consider your requests. We’ll do our best to make a good song list for the Nation…and thank you again for the love and friendship we’ve shared with you over this year of growing and challenges. Merry Christmas!

December 1 show is sold out…get you tickets for the next one soon!

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by Marc Pruett

Big thanks to all our friends and supporters for the early sell out for tonight’s show with Shawn Camp! We wish we had more seats…dad-gum-it! Yall check out the other Colonial Theater shows…see which one you want to see…and buy your tix early. We love, love, love you all.

Top of Georgia Jamboree!!! Great indoor fest!!!

Posted on: November 4th, 2012 by Marc Pruett

Gearing up for one of the best indoor festivals anywhere!!!
COME TO DILLARD GA November 16 & 17 – 2012 !!!

FRIDAY: Donna Hughes Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Balsam Range, The Boxcars
SATURDAY: Blue Moon Rising, Volume Five, Balsam Range, Ralph Stanley

Some of our favorite people who put this show on!! And our favorite acts. Dillard House food is the best!! ALWAYS A FUN TIME!!!


Top of Georgia Bluegrass Jamboree


Posted on: October 28th, 2012 by Marc Pruett

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2…YEP…THIS COMING FRIDAY…BALSAM RANGE WILL BE AT THE OLD ROCK SCHOOL IN VALDESE, NC WITH HIT PICKER-HOT SINGER, AUDIE BLAYLOCK AND HIS BAND REDLINE. Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 828-879-2129. Joined by our friend and traditional bluegrass super-talent, Audie Blaylock and his fine band, Redline. Gorgeous, intimate, historic setting. This is a must see. Had a teardown at this one last year…too much fun. Audie always has a hot band. Only $16 in Adv. $18 at the door for 2 bands. TALK ABOUT BLUEGRASS…THIS ONE’S GONNA BE A “RAKEDOWN!!!”***THEN ON SATURDAY, WE WILL BE AT THE RED LIGHT CAFE IN ATLANTA WITH PAL, JOHN HOPKINS: Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 404.874.7828. Address: 553 Amsterdam Avenue Northeast. Venue phone: 404.874.7828. Balsam Range is proud to announce the release of the new collaborative project “Daylight” with John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band. It’s a John Driskell Hopkins cd that features Balsam Range as the backing band and vocalists for every track of the entire album. Features guests like Zac Brown, Jerry Douglas, Joey + Rory, Levy Lowrey, & Tony Trishcka. And we’ll be having a cd release party for this record at The Red Light Cafe in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 8pm. Opening is Brian Collins w/ special guests. Then we’ll all hit the stage to perform the songs off this recording. Please come join us on this special night. THIS IS HOP’S CD RELEASE PARTY, AND WE ARE TICKLED TO BE WITH HIM FOR THIS!

“Songs of Haywood County” wins NC history award!

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Marc Pruett

We are so proud of Buddy Melton, Milan Miller and Mark Winchester for their “Paul Green Multimedia Award” from the North Carolina Society of History…and it was for their album of original songs, SONGS FROM HAYWOOD COUNTY!!! Buddy is a humble person and probably wouldn’t have put this post up…but the rest of us did!!! His CD mentioned here is one cool walk through unique Western North Carolina history. Not only is it a fabulous performance…it is incredible song writing from this trio. You guys might remember that Milan, Buddy and Mark have helped write a bunch of BR’s songs…and we want to add to their well deserved recognition given this past Saturday night at the Society’s annual banquet in Mooresville, NC at the Hilton Garden Inn. We heard that the vote was unanimous from 84 submissions! Great work men!!! Balsam Range is proud of you!!! And if anyone wants to pick up a copy of their CD, we carry them on our show and the web site.

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Dated this 4th day of September, 2009.