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Ernie Thacker and Cumberland Gap Connection

ernieMay 9, 2013 - On Saturday, May 18th be sure you're at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky for a magical performance! It will be the first of a series of dates featuring Ernie Thacker and Cumberland Gap Connection. They've teamed up as Ernie is ready to return to the stage and it will be a show bluegrass lovers won't want to miss. For all the details click here.


"John Dig a Hole" Hits #1!

May 3, 2013 - A big thank you to bluegrass radio and CGC fans everywhere for helping "John Dig a Hole" to reach #1 this week on the Bluegrass Today National Airplay Survey. The band can't express enough how appreciative they are to all the DJs for playing it and fans for requesting it. Help keep the momentum going and share "John Dig a Hole" with your friends!

"He Keeps Me on the Narrow Way" at #2 for May 2013

May 1, 2013 - PowerGrass Radio just released their Bluegrass Gospel Chart for May 2013 and CGC is excited to announce that "He Keeps Me on the Narrow Way" has climbed to #2 for the month of May. It is humbling to know that this song is a blessing to others and the band wishes to thank PowerGrassRadio.com and fans everywhere for their support. You can help keep it on the chart by requesting "He Keeps Me on the Narrow Way" at PowerGrass Radio by clicking here.

Cumberland Gap Connection Welcomes Matt Hiser

April 22, 2013 - Cumberland Gap Connection is proud to welcome Matt Hiser of West Virginia on mandolin. He has previously performed with Sarah Scott & Lost Highway, Sarah Allison Turner, and Jonathon Buckner & Chosen Road. Matt is the 2011 State Mandolin Champion of West Virginia. Fans will soon hear why his experience and dedication are a credit to the band. Welcome, Matt!

Interview with the Wilderness Radio Network

April 22, 2013 - Join Carl Towns at www.WildernessRadio.net tonight at 8:15 p.m. as he talks with Cumberland Gap Connection. He'll be interviewing the whole band about their latest project and they'll even be performing a few tunes live! You don't want to miss this special event.

"Another Song" featured on Track-by-Track

April 15, 2013 - Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction will be featuring CGC's latest project "Another Song" on SiriusXM Channel 61 this week. He'll sit down with Mike Bentley and Rod Smith to discuss the album and listen to it in its entirety. If you've not heard the new CD, this week would be a great time to check it out! See www.siriusxm.com/bluegrassjunction for dates and times.

CGC Hits PowerGrass Radio Bluegrass Gospel Chart

April 1, 2013 - "He Keeps me on the Narrow Way" is sitting at #3 on the PowerGrassRadio.com Bluegrass Gospel Chart for April 2013. Cumberland Gap Connection would like to thank everyone for their continuing support!

Interview LIVE on World Wide Bluegrass

March 25, 2013 - Mike Bentley will be chatting with Terry Poirer of WorldWideBluegrass.com this Wednesday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. They'll be discussing CGC's new project "Another Song". Be sure to log on and crank it up!

CGC Featured as Spotlight Band of the Week

March 1, 2013 - Thanks to John Sentell and www.SmokingBluegrass.com for featuring Cumberland Gap Connection as their spotlight band of the week! Catch the Bluegrass Gospel Hour on their website or your favorite local radio station. Visit their site for a list of participating stations and airplay schedule.

Mountain Fever Records Releases "Another Song"

February 12, 2013 - Mountain Fever Records is very proud to announce the release of the fifth CD from Cumberland Gap Connection, "Another Song". The first single, "John Dig a Hole" was released to radio programmers in October and is currently enjoying success on several bluegrass charts. The entire project is now available to programmers on AirPlay Direct.


"John Dig a Hole" Debuts at #2 on Bluegrass Today

December 7, 2012 - Released in October 2012, "John Dig a Hole" is the first release from Cumberland Gap Connection's upcoming project "Another Song". CGC would like to thank all of their fans as well as bluegrass radio for helping "John Dig a Hole" debut at #2 this week on Bluegrass Today!

Cumberland Gap Connection to Mountain Fever Records

October 30, 2012 - Cumberland Gap Connection is a highly energetic bluegrass band with a sound all their own. From its inception, the group's efforts have taken a unique, hard-driving style of bluegrass to a new level, combining clever instrumentation with a distinctive knack for vocal harmony. They enjoy playing songs in the traditional bluegrass style, while performing as much original material as possible. This helps to fulfill what the band sees as its two-part goal - enjoying what they do while making their fans happy.

Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records is very excited about adding Cumberland Gap Connection to his label's roster. "Keeping with the traditional side of bluegrass is important to us here at Mountain Fever," states Hodges. "When Mike Bentley sent me some music from the band a couple of years ago, I was impressed. When he let me hear this new one, I was blown away. This is a band that lives in their songs. These guys know what they are singing about and the emotion in the songs comes from real life. This is the real stuff here."