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column at Bluegrass Today.
I am over the moon and up in the clouds today with this news.
I have to thank Mark Hodges for welcoming me into the,
“Mountain Fever Records ” family and my dear friend
Mark Newton for making the introduction a while back.
Gratitude and blessings abound.
Story about my traffic altercation has made it to WSM Radio
“Into The Blue” with Terry Herd!
Irene Kelley’s signature mix of Bluegrass, Country and Americana appeals to music lovers across all genres. A native of Latrobe, PA, Irene Kelley discovered her flair for songwriting as a teenager and soon found her way to Nashville, TN where her songs were quickly noticed and recorded by Carl Jackson, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White. While recording an album for MCA and independently releasing two more records and touring worldwide, Irene raised two daughters and scored cuts with Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Pat Green, Brother Phelps, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Darrell Scott, The Whites, the Osborne Brothers and others.
The new full-length Bluegrass album – “Pennsylvania Coal” – produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Fain was released in 2014. The new collection features Carl Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Trisha Yearwood, Jerry Salley, Dale Ann Bradley, Darren Vincent, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Adam Steffey, Steve Gulley and other friends.
As seen and heard at the Grand Ole Opry, the CMA Music Festival, IBMA, Folk Alliance International, the Americana Music Festival, the Equi Blues Music Fest (France), Avila Beach Music Fest (CA), BayFest (AL) and many other venues.Syndicated on-air appearances include Acoustic Café, NPR’s Live at Mountain Stage, CMT, and GAC as well as airplay on Country, Bluegrass, Folk and Americana radio stations worldwide.
“…A wonderful stage presence. She is A FAN FAVORITE at our events from Boston to Toronto to Ottawa.” ~ Terry Eagan, Founder & Producer – Healing Garden Music Festivals
“Irene Kelley’s warm and heartfelt performances (and great songs) have always been A HIT WHEREVER I’VE PRESENTED them.” ~ Steve Stanger – Barbed Wire Productions: Producer, Telluride Americana Music Festival