Award winning gospel quartet The Farm Hands have recorded a new album titled Dig in the Dirt, to be released on June 3rd 2016. Their upcoming album features five of the 12 tunes penned by band members. Bandmember Daryl Mosley recently took home “Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year” at the recent SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards. The band’s Dobro player, Tim Graves won “Dobro Performer of the Year.” The band as a whole took home “Gospel Group of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year.” Along with Graves and Mosley (bass), the band also includes Keith Tew on guitar, Bennie Boling on banjo. The fellas are joined on the album by guest fiddler Kimberly Bibb.
The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and talked about band in Bluegrass Music. At the 2016 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards, The Farm Hands collectively took home four awards. This followed up an incredible 2015 when they received one of the SPBGMA’s highest honors, “Entertainer of the Year.” Since their inception in 2010, they have received over 40 awards and nominations including 2014’s “Album of The Year.” Their YouTube videos, Facebook, and Twitter pages have thousands of followers.
They are one of the busiest touring bands in bluegrass, performing over 150 dates per year. For anyone who has seen them in concert, none of this comes as a surprise. The group features 4 award winning singers, musicians and songwriters, including two long time veterans of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Gospel music icon Bill Gaither calls Farm Hand’s bass player Daryl Mosley “a poet-and we don’t have many poets left.” As a multi-award wining songwriter, Daryl has written songs featured on ‘American Idol’, ‘The View’ and “True Hollywood Story’, and has several #1 songs to his credit, including the southern gospel classic, ‘(Ask the Blind Man) He Saw It All.’ Prior to the Farm Hands, Daryl was the lead vocalist of the award winning bluegrass gospel group, New Tradition and later performed for over a decade as part of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. In 2014 Daryl was nominated as bluegrass music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year.
Singing and playing the resophonic guitar is Grammy award winner Tim Graves. Tim has over 30 years of professional music under his belt, including 20 years as part of world famous Grand Ole Opry. Tim has toured extensively across the U.S. both as a sideman and with his own group. In addition to his 2014 nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, Tim plays his signature ‘Tim Graves model’ Beard guitar and is the reigning Dobro Player of the Year in bluegrass music, a distinction he has held 8 times and the last 5 years in a row.
On the acoustic guitar and vocals is Jesse Turner. Jesse is an Alabama native and is comfortable on guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, even piano and trumpet. Jesse is a seasoned studio musician as well as time as the house musician at a television station. He is an amazing talent with warm, affable personality. Jesse is a Hays guitar endorsed artist and plays his signature model Hays Guitar.
On banjo and singing bass is Bennie Boling. Bennie has been playing bluegrass music for over 30 years. Bennie is an incredible multi-instrumentalist, being right at home on banjo, bass, guitar, and several other instruments. He is also a gifted songwriter, having songs recorded by many major recording artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely and others. Bennie is a 2014 nominee for Banjo Player of the Year.