The hills are alive, as they say, with the sound of music. In the hills of Western North Carolina, the music of top bluegrass and acoustic artists fills the busy Crossroads Recording Studios, home of the Mountain Home Music record label.
Current projects at Crossroads/Mountain Home include a new solo project by the formidable Adam Steffey, a 5-time Grammy winner, and 11-time winner of the prestigious IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award.
Also in studio are a couple of true legends. Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams are working on a classic brother-duet style album. Highly-award banjo player, Kristin Scott Benson, a member of the 3-time Grammy nominated Grascals, is plucking out tracks for her own solo project. Kati Penn and husband, Jr Williams, are laying down tracks for a Newtown album to be released later this year, produced by Barry Bales.
IBMA 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year winning band, Flatt Lonesome, recently recorded a very unique project at Crossroads. As a promotion for Sirius XM’s Bluegrass channel, the band recorded an exquisite rendition of the Game of Thrones theme song, arranged and produced by Tim Surrett of the band Balsam Range. The musical promo will appear on other Sirius XM channels to deliver a taste of the versatility and complexity of the offerings on the Bluegrass channel.
The innovative Darin & Brooke Aldridge band has been joined in studio by “The Voice of Newgrass,” John Cowan, along with special guests Shad Cobb and Pat Flynn.
Part of the Crossroads Label Group, the studios are home to artists on the Mountain Home Music Company, Pisgah Ridge Records, and Organic Records labels. Crossroads is also home to Southern Gospel labels: Sonlite and Horizon Records. With top engineers and producers, however, the Crossroads Recording Studios have quickly developed a reputation as the “go to” studios for artists other than those signed to Crossroads imprints.