A five-time winner of the IBMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year (2007-2009, 2011-2012), Dale Ann Bradley was raised in Pineville, Kentucky, and began performing publicly at the age of 14 at Pine Mountain State Park. She soon joined her first bluegrass band, Back Porch Grass, and with help from fellow bandmate Harold McGeorge, put together a demo, took it to Nashville, and got a gig on “Barndance”. In 1991, she became the lead singer and guitarist with New Coon Creek Girls, recording four albums for Pinecastle Records. In 1997, the group disbanded and she became a solo artist.
Since going solo, Dale Ann has recorded eight albums on several record labels, with several top 10 songs on the bluegrass charts and her album Catch Tomorrow voted Album of the Year by Bluegrass Now. She’s been hailed by Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs as one of the greatest vocalists in country and bluegrass music, and Ashland Coffee and Tea says, “Bradley commands a list of awards as long as Highway 40, yet a few minutes with her tells you she is something even more than extraordinarily gifed – she’s extraordinarily human.”
BOSTON COMMON: The Beacon