“Mountain Cove is comprised of some of the most talented young men around,” said Will Nichols, producer of the free weekly musical show. “In addition to being named ‘Best Bluegrass Band’ twice by TheChattanoogan.com, Mountain Cove landed TV appearances on the ‘Shotgun Red’ variety show produced by RFDTV as well as one on TBN.”
Banjo player Cody Harvey started Mountain Cove Bluegrass in 2008 during lunch breaks at Signal Mountain Middle High School. Soon Harvey, Austin Adkins, Mike Holloway, Colin Mabry, Tyler Martelli and Wil Markham were jamming together whenever possible at Walden Ridge’s famed Mountain Opry. They quickly gained audience approval and local media attention.
“Both of Mountain Cove’s CDs, ‘New Generation,’ and ‘Back Home’ have sold out and are now in their second printings,” added Nichols.
“Plus, they had a cut included on the ‘Scenic City Sampler’ CD that spotlights some of the best area performers. The band was in the studio last month working on their next release due out later this year.”
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. It features both gospel and moral secular music performed in a variety of genres.
Also appearing on the Cowboy Jubilee stage will be award-winning singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, as well as the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is host and announcer.