Gulley, Steve


  • From East Tennessee.
  • Began his professional career as musical director and performer at Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Renfro Valley, Kentucky).
  • 1995-1998, sang lead vocals with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.
  • 1998, formed Mountain Heart with Adam Steffey and Barry Abernathy.
  • 2006, left Mountain Heart to form Grasstowne.
  • 2007, released solo project: Sounds Like Home (Lonesome Day Records).
  • 2010, released a duet album with Blue Highway’s Tim Stafford called Dogwood Winter (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2011, left Grasstowne to join Dale Ann Bradley.
  • 2011, released an album of duets with Tim Stafford: Dogwood Winter (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2014, released solo project: Family Friends & Fellowship (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2013, formed his own band New Pinnacle, named as a tribute to his father’s band The Pinnacle Mountain Boys.
  • 2016, released Aim High album (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2016, received an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Music) from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.
  • 2018, joined Phil Leadbetter’s “All Stars of Bluegrass” to record an album of
  • 2018, became the program director for Lincoln Memorial University’s two radio stations.
  • 2019, released High Peaks and New Ground album (Rural Rhythm)
  • 2019, became morning drive DJ for WDVX radio in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • 2020, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.