Mountain Heart is a bluegrass band with strong country, roots, and folk elements. Mountain heart has gained a reputation as a highly skilled, inventive band with wide appeal. Whether Mountian Heart is playing for thoroughly country crowds at the Grand Ole Opry or opening for Southern rock legends in sold-out arenas, they always deliver a unique show that will make the audience rethink what can be done with acoustic music. You may have heard their songs “The Road that Never Ends,” “Gospel Train,” “God and Everybody,” “Whipping Post,” and “#6 Barn Dance.”
Mountian Heart is currently comprised of Barry Abernathy on banjo and vocals; Jason Moore on bass and vocals; Josh Shilling on lead vocals, paino, organ, and guitar; Jim Van Cleve on fiddle and vocals; Seth Taylor on guitar; and Aaron Ramsey on dobro, mandolin, guitar, and vocals. The band was founded in 1999 and was immediately recognized for their inventiveness, winning the IBMA Award for Emerging Artist of the Year in 1999, before the release of their first record. Mountain Heart's album The Journey also won an IBMA Award, and Mountain Heart, as well as its members as individuals, have been nominated for many other awards. In 2010, Mountain Heart opened its own record label, MH Records. Mountain Heart has performed at the Gran Ole Opry more than 125 times.