Bluegrass artists Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley are once again joining forces to present the Cumberland Mountain Music Show (CMMS) at the Bell Theatre in Pineville.
Bradley, a four time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Female Vocalist of the Year and Bell County native, along with Claiborne County, Tenn., native Steve Gulley, are the founders of CMMS. Gulley, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and co-owner of The Curve Studio, has earned multiple Male Vocalist of the Year nominations from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, as well as multiple IBMA nominations and awards.
Bradley and Gulley worked together for many years before partnering up to form the Cumberland Mountain Music Show. Both are also excited to be working together, especially in their hometown area.
Gulley, in an interview about his departure from the Bluegrass band Grasstowne, told Bluegrass Today, “It’s an exciting time for me and Dale Ann as we finally get to do something we’ve wanted to do for many years. We’ve been singing together for over 26 years, and are as close as brother and sister on and off the stage. We feel strongly that the timing is right for us and the music we make together, and look forward to a long partnership. We’ve always been kindred spirits so it’s going to be fun to see that finally come to fruition musically.
Bringing his own brand of comedy once again to the show will be the legendary Pete Stamper from Renfro Valley. Stamper has been a Renfro Valley entertainer since making his first guest appearance on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance in 1950. He has also performed on the Red Foley’s Ozark Jubilee Show in Springfield, Mo., Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry, and the Porter Wagoner Show.
The Cumberland Mountain Music Show will feature traditional country, Bluegrass, and a cappella/quartet singing. In addition to Bradley and Steve Gulley, performers will include Don Gulley (Steve’s father, Debbie Gulley, John Bradley (Dale Ann Bradley’s son), Brandon Goldman, Mike Sumner, Clint Hurd, Bryan Turner, Vick Graves, and Ken Wilson
The show is slated for Saturday, June 2. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and will be available at the door or www.brownpapertickets.com.