- From Northern Georgia
- 1975, played bass in The Bluegrass Generation,” a Louisville, Kentucky band.
- 1978, formed Cherokee Rose, an all-female bluegrass band.
- 1981, formed Indian Summer, an award-winning band which toured China in 1990.
- 1998, formed Fontanna Sunset with Louisa Branscomb, an award-winning songwriter.
- 2009, won IBMA award for her work on the Daughters of Bluegrass project (Recorded Event of the Year).
- 2010, Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset released “I Didn’t See It Coming” album on Blue Circle Records