Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
When you listen to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, you're hearing a combination of high, lonesome vocals and stellar musicianship which blends to create one of bluegrass music's most successful groups. In 2001, the group won its first of seven Vocal Group of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Lawson, who fronts the band, was born in Sullivan County near Kingsport, Tennessee. In the hills of Appalachia, he cut his teeth listening to the Grand Ole Opry, specifically Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. One of the top mandolin players in bluegrass music, Lawson surrounds himself with some of the genre's best musicians.. The band is instantly recognizable for its unique bluegrass gospel sound. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's music has a reputation for razor-sharp gospel harmonies that incorporate virtuosic vocal moves drawn from the African-American gospel tradition as well as old-fashioned quartet singing. Among the band's most recent albums are Lonely Street (2009), Help Is on the Way (2008), More Behind the Picture than the Wall (2007), He Lives in Me (2006) and You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper (2005). The group won IBMA Song of the Year honors in 1990 for their recording of "Little Mountain Church."