New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Volume Five was honored with two International Bluegrass Music
Association (IBMA) Awards that were presented during the 2017 IBMA Awards Show held at the Duke Energy
Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh last Thursday.
The first award announced for the band was for Emerging Artist of the Year. The group features the extraordinary talents of lead vocalist, fiddle player and band leader, Glen Harrell who is joined by Colby Laney on guitar and vocals, Patton Wages on banjo and vocals, Chris Williamson on bass and vocals, and aspiring young talent, Jacob Burleson on mandolin and vocals. (Photo by Frank Baker courtesy of Bluegrass Today)
Volume Five was also presented with the prestigious Song of the Year Award for "I Am A Drifter" written by Donna Ulisee and Marc Rossi. The crowd was delighted with Ulisee's excitement while accepting the award with Glen Harrell and the band. This chart-topping tune appears on Volume Five's album Drifter on Mountain Fever Records that debuted on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart last year. (Photo courtesy Mountain Fever Records).
"I would like to thank everyone for all the kind words to me and the V5 members. I also want to thank all the guys that have been with the band over the years and have contributed to our sound and success. Thanks so much to Harry Formby Clark, Adam Duke, Jeff Partin, Mark Hodges, Casey Cullwell, Jesse
Daniel, Shane Blackwell, and Aaron
Ramsey. Also many thanks to Moonstruck Management. We just couldn't do this without the entire team," said Harrell.
For more information on Volume Five, please visit them at volumefivebg.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out Drifter at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and more retail and streaming outlets.