Young, Adrienne


  • From Tallahassee, Florida. Lives in Nashville.
  • A singer, songwriter who plays guitar, fiddle and banjo.
  • Her grandfather had a Florida band called The Timberland Bluegrass Band.
  • As a teen, she performed with a local band called Big White Undies.
  • Graduated with a music business degree from Belmont University (Nashville). While there, she formed a band called Liters of Pop.
  • Learned banjo from Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show.
  • 2003, won the Chris Austin songwriting contest at MerleFest.
  • 2003, formed her touring band “Little Sadie.”
  • 2003, released first album “Plow to the End of the Row” on her own label, AddieBelle Records, the name coming from nickname Young was given while working as a tour guide at Nashville’s Belle Meade Mansion. The CD, which includes a packet of wildflower seeds along with artwork based on the Farmer’s Almanac, was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Album Package.
  • 2005, released second album “The Art of Virtue” based on Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues.
  • She is spokesperson for the Food Routes Network which is involved with “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” campaigns nationwide to build and strengthen local farms and healthy food systems.