Hull, Sierra


  • From Byrdtown, Tennessee.
  • Considered a prodigy on the mandolin, she recorded her first album at age 10 (2001).
  • 2003, began hosting her own bluegrass festival in Byrdstown (her home town.)
  • 2005, appeared on the IBMA Awards Show with the “Young American Bluegrass Idols,” a tribute to youth in bluegrass music.
  • 2006, hosted a video documentary “Discover Bluegrass” for the IBMA’s Bluegrass in the Schools initiative.
  • 2006, made first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2007, formed her own band called Highway 111. Signed with Rounder Records.
  • 2007, played Carnegie Hall.
  • 2008, acted and sang in Billy: The Early Years, a feature film about the life of evangelist Billy Graham.
  • 2008, released Secrets album (Rounder).
  • 2010, released Daybreak album (Rounder).
  • 2013, band members included Jake Stargell (guitar), Christian Ward (fiddle), Jacob Eller (bass) and Cory Walker (banjo).
  • 2014, Justin Moses began working with Sierra full time.
  • 2016, released Weighted Mind album (Rounder), produced by Bela Fleck.
  • 2016, won the IBMA Award for Mandolin Player of the Year.
  • 2017, married Justin Moses (May 14).
  • 2017, won her second IBMA Award for Mandolin Player of the Year (also won in 2016).
  • 2018, won her third IBMA Award for Mandolin Player of the Year (also won in 2016 and 2017).