The band will long be remembered as as one of the best family bands of all time in bluegrass music. Their distinctive family chemistry and solid musicianship . The band’s masterful arrangements have delivered a rich tapestry of work that has taken Cherryholmes from humble beginnings of a fledgling family ensemble to an award winning band.
We wish each of them all the very best in their futures, wherever paths they may take.
Here is the media release from Cherryholmes today:
To Our Dear Friends and Fans:
We want to let you all know that Cherryholmes (the group) is officially disbanding. Our final performances will be on 6th May at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival in Denton, North Carolina and 7th May 7 at Houstonfest in Galax, Virginia
Many of you have watched us from the beginning. You’ve seen our children grow into young adults. Though it is bittersweet, there comes a time in a family when seasons change. We’ve always known this season would come. Now that it has, we believe it is only right that our young folks be allowed to follow their own dreams and goals for the future. With spouses to consider and differing career aspirations, they deserve the freedom to choose their own paths without the extreme interdependence that exists in a family business.
Nearly twelve years ago, God sent our family on an amazing adventure. We are blessed to have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, playing the music we’ve created and loved. We’ve seen the beauty of our great country as well as much of the world. We’ve met and made true friendships with our icons. It has been an honor to receive several Grammy nominations and Entertainer awards. Of course, the honor of regularly performing on the Grand Ole Opry is the pinnacle of our experiences. We all look forward to the next chapter of our adventure.
First, we want to thank Ricky Skaggs and our friends at Skaggs Family Records for all they have done to help us, for believing in us, encouraging us, praying for us, and working long hours to help us get our music out. We want to thank our agent Toby Tumarkin and the staff at Columbia Artist Management for getting us into some of the most beautiful theaters in the country, for opening the doors to symphony performances, and for our wonderful experiences in the UK.
We also want to express our sincere appreciation to Black Diamond, First Quality Music, Dana Bourgeois, Gibson, Frank Daniels, and Steve Huber for allowing us to have the very best in products and instruments.
Most of all, we want to thank all of you, our friends and fans, for your love and support over the years. It has been our privilege to be allowed to entertain you. We hope to see you there or somewhere down the trail.
God bless you, Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes and the Cherryholmes Family.