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GRASSTOWNE

  • From Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Formed in 2006 by Phil Leadbetter (formerly with Wildfire), Steve Gulley (formerly with Mountain Heart) and Alan Bibey (formerly with Blue Ridge). Also in the original band: Jason Davis (banjo) and Lee Sawyer (bass).
  • 2007, Jamie Booher (of the Boohers) replaced Sawyer on bass. A year later, he left to join Newfound Road.
  • 2007, released first album Road Headin Home (Pinecastle).
  • 2009, released second album The Other Side of Towne (Pinecastle).
  • 2010, Phil Leadbetter left the band. Bibey and Gulley were joined by new members Justin Jenkins (banjo), Kameron Keller (bass) and Adam Haynes (fiddle).
  • 2011, Steve Gulley left to join Dale Ann Bradley. He was replaced by Dustin Pyrtle, nephew of Lou Reid.
  • 2011, released third album Kickin’ Up Dust (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2012, Ronnie Bowman replaced Pyrtle on guitar and lead vocals.
  • 2013, Shannon Slaughter joined the band playing guitar and singing lead vocals.
  • 2014, Jimmy Haley and Gena Britt joined the band. New lineup: Haley (guitar), Britt (bass), Jenkins (banjo) and Bibey (mandolin).
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