Cockman Family, The


    • A gospel group from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina.
    • The Cockman Family include four brothers, their sister and their father. John Cockman Sr. (guitar), Caroline Cockman Fisher (lead vocals), John Cockman Jr. (fiddle), Billy Cockman (banjo), David Cockman (bass) and Ben Cockman (mandolin).
    • Began performing together as a band in 1988. They have been featured performers at Dollywood Theme Park.
    • Named one of 12 “Most Creative Families in America” by American Greetings Cards and USA Weekend.
    • Have been featured in several regional PBS TV shows including “A Cockman Family Christmas.”
    • They are the host band for the annual Fiddler’s Grove Music Festival in Union Grove, North Carolina.
    • 2006, released The Promise album (no label)
    • 2009, released All About Love album (no label).
    • 2012, released Dedicated album (no label).
    • 2013, Billy Cockman won the National Guitar and Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas.
    • Ben has won the National Flatpick Guitar Championship (Winfield, KS), the South Carolina Guitar Championship, the Merlefest Guitar Championship, and the Wayne Henderson Festival Guitar Championship.