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I was born September 11, 1974 in Waynesboro VA and have a been a resident of the great small town of Stuarts Draft all my life. I've got 5 siblings, 3 olders sisters, 1 older brother, and 1 younger brother. As a youngster, I attended Stuarts Draft Elementary (now Stump Elementary), Stuarts Draft Middle, and Stuarts Draft High School, from which I graduated in June 1992.
When I was 4 years old, I decided that I wanted to be a disc jockey, and heard the day after graduation that WKDW in Staunton was looking for part-time help, so I applied, and was hired. There have been so many highlights in the 20 years at WKDW. I've gotten to do a lot of things, and meet a lot of people that I otherwise wouldn't have. Being a huge fan of the Statler Brothers, the day they first came by for an interview, is one I'll never forget.
I host the Country Club in the Morning Radio Show on WKDW (6-10am) and can be found in the community at schools, etc a lot of the time.
In my spare time, I love all types of music, am an avid sports fan (Orioles, Redskins, and UVA) and for more than 11 years have been a Big Brother with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge.
One of the thrills of my life came in 2002, when I was named the local chapter's Big Brother of the Year. In October 2008, I became a Big Brother to a young man named Dalton, who's 14. He my best friend and truly is the greatest little brother in the world!
I am currently happily single and reside in Stuarts Draft.
2013 International Bluegrass Music Award Nominations
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
The Del McCoury Band
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dailey & Vincent
The Gibson Brothers
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush Band
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Any Old Road (Will Take You There),” Balsam Range, written by Carl Jackson, Marc Pruett & Jerry Salley
“Gentle on my Mind,” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, written by John Hartford
“Papertown,” Balsam Range, written by Milan Miller
“The Story of the Day that I Died,” Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, written by Ashby Frank
“They Called It Music,” The Gibson Brothers, written by Eric Gibson & Joe Newberry
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dear Sister, Claire Lynch, produced by Garry West, Compass Records
Hammer Down, The SteelDrivers, produced by The SteelDrivers
& Luke Wooten, Rounder Records
The Old School, Peter Rowan, produced by Alison Brown, Compass Records
Papertown, Balsam Range, produced by Balsam Range, Mountain Home
They Called It Music, The Gibson Brothers, produced by Eric & Leigh Gibson and Mike Barber, Compass Records.
GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“Beulah Land,” Marty Raybon, written by Squire Parsons, produced by Marty Raybon, Rural Rhythm
“Home on the River,” The Gibson Brothers, written by Austin Taylor, produced by Eric & Leigh Gibson and Mike Barber, Compass Records
“Row by Row,” Balsam Range, written by Ashleigh Caudill, produced by Balsam Range, Mountain Home
“Say Hello to Heaven,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, written by Lewis N. Hyatt, produced by Doyle Lawson, Mountain Home
“When He Beckons Me Home,” Darin & Brooke Aldridge, written by George Shuffler, produced by Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Mountain Home
INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“By the Waters of the Clinch,” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, written by Doyle Lawson, produced by Doyle Lawson, Mountain Home
“Foggy Mountain Rock,” Tom Adams, Ron Block, J.D. Crowe, Charlie Cushman, Kenny Ingram, Jim Mills, Joe Mullins, Larry Perkins, Craig Smith, Ron Stewart, David Talbot & Tony Trischka, written by Louise Certain & Gladys Stacey, produced by Tim Austin, Rounder Records.
“New Jerusalem,” Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, written by Ricky Skaggs, produced by Ricky Skaggs, Skaggs Family Records
“Newton’s Grove,” Audie Blaylock & Redline, written by Richard Underwood, produced by Audie Blaylock, Rural Rhythm
“NoraBelle,” Darrell Webb Band, written by Darrell Webb, Rural Rhythm
“Pilgrim’s Knob,” Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson, written by Bill Monroe, produced by Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson, Pinecastle
RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Another Night,” Alan Bibey, Wayne Benson and Russell Moore, produced by Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson, Pinecastle
“Golden Ring,” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out with Sonya Isaacs, produced by Barry Bales, Cracker Barrel
“On the Edge of Letting Go,” Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Tim O’Brien and Rob Ickes, produced by Frank Solivan & Brent Truitt, Compass Records
“This Old Guitar and Me,” Grasstowne with Ronnie Bowman, produced by Ronnie Bowman & Grasstowne, Mountain Fever Records
“What’ll I Do;” Terry Baucom with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Wyatt Rice, Steve Bryant & Buddy Melton; produced by Terry Baucom, Cindy Baucom and Ed Lowe; John Boy & Billy label