Richardson, Deanie


  • From Kingston Springs, Tennessee, near Nashville.
  • An award-winning fiddler, she has worked with country and bluegrass artists such as Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Emmy Lou Harris, Hank Williams Jr, Marty Stewart, Travis Tritt and Holly Dunn. She first performed at the Grand Ole Opry at age 13 and later became a member of the Grand Ole Opry staff band. Her brother
  • 1989, was with The New Coon Creek Girls.
  • 1991, had her own band called Second Fiddle and released In the Mood album (Webco).
  • 2012, began touring internationally with the Chieftains.
  • 2013, joined a band called The Likely Culprits with Ashby Frank (later replaced by Ronnie Bowman), Garnet Bowman and Melanie Cannon on vocals, Brandon Bostic (guitar/banj0) and Austin Ward (bass).
  • 2013, joined Sister Sadie with bandmates Dale Ann Bradley (guitar), Tina Adair (mandolin), Gena Britt (banjo), Beth Lawrence (bass).
  • 2019, released Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard album (Pinecastle)
  • 2020, won the IBMA Award for Fiddle Player of the Year.