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BRYAN SUTTON

  • From Candler, North Carolina. Lives in Nashville.
  • Began playing guitar at age 8. Heavily influenced by Doc Watson and Tony Rice.
  • 1992, first professional job: playing guitar with Karen Peck, a southern gospel artist.
  • 1993, moved to Nashville and joined a gospel group called Mid South.
  • 1995, joined Ricky Skaggs’ band Kentucky Thunder and appeared on Ricky’s “Bluegrass Rules” album.
  • 1998, left Kentucky Thunder to devote more time to his family and his work as a session musician in Nashville.
  • 1999, recorded and toured with Dolly Parton.
  • 2000, released Ready To Go album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2001, worked with the Dixie Chicks on their “Home” album and tour.
  • 2003, began performing with Hot Rize, taking the place of the late Charles Sawtelle.
  • 2003, released Bluegrass Guitar album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2004, toured with Earl Scruggs.
  • 2006, released Not Too Far From The Tree album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2007, won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance for his duet recording with Doc Watson.
  • 2009, released Almost Live album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2014, released Into My Own album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2015, won his 8th IBMA award for Guitar Player of the Year (he also won in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2013).
  • 2016, released The More I Learn album (Sugar Hill).
  • 2016, began touring with his own band which included Casey Campbell (mandolin), Sam Grisman (bass) and Mike Bartlett (fiddle).
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