Edens Edge At Grand Ole Opry
Edens Edge is a country music group from Arkansas. The group is comprised of three members, Cherrill Green on mandolin, banjo and guitar, Hannah Blaylock on lead vocals, and Dean Berner on guitar and dobro. The trio met through a mutual friend, Steve Smith, a financial planner and songwriter. He taught Berner his first guitar chords as a kid and he was in a band with Blaylock in her teen years. Smith introduced Berner and Blaylock, who started playing together but they knew they needed another member. So Berner recruited Green whom he had played with during college. They formed Edens Edge and began touring locally. In 2006, they entered the CMT/NSAI Songwriter's Contest and caught the attention of Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame member, Kye Fleming. She encouraged them to move to Nashville to pursue their dreams. So they made the leap in 2007.
Once in Nashville, they got day jobs and worked on their music during all their free time. When their mentor, Kye Fleming, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Foundation, Edens Edge collaborated to play a medley of her songs at the induction ceremony. In 2010, they landed a record contract with Big Machine Records and released their debut single, “Amen,” which became their first Top 20 hit. They gained popularity by joining several country greats on tour during 2011 and 2012. They made their Grand Ole Opry debut on March 3, 2011. June 12, 2012, the group released their self-titled debut album, Edens Edge, peaking on the Billboard Country Charts at No. 9.