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Stanley returns to Years of Farming

FLEMINGSBURG – Ralph Stanley II and Clinch Mountain Boys return to Years of Farming for the sixth time.

The group plays in Flemingsburg on Double S Entertainment on Sunday, January 9 at. 2pm with special guests, former Clinch Mountain Boys Sammy Adkins and Steve Sparkman. Tickets cost $ 20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Children 12 years old and younger accompanied by an adult have free admission. Participants will have the chance to win door prizes provided by sponsors, including two tickets to the show on February 27 with the sideline with Maddie Murray and the opening of the Darren Wasson Band.

“2021 marks the 75th anniversary of The Clinch Mountain Boys, and we are excited and excited to continue the Clinch Mountain style of music,” said Years of Farming spokeswoman Paula Hinto. Ralph II began working professionally for his father in 1995 and has carried The Clinch Mountain Boys on since, as well as leading the first Clinch Mountain Boys group after the death of his father Ralph Edmond Stanley.

Grammy Award-winning artist Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys are currently touring in support of their 2019 Stanley Family Records release, the Billboard hit chart at the top of ‘Lord Help Me Find the Way’. This is their second release after dropping a self-titled album in 2017, which was the first release for the group since Ralph II took over the Clinch Mountain Boys band name at the request of his late father Dr. Ralph Stanley.

With three No. 1 singles in his career, including the 2019 hit “Beautiful Hills of Home,” R2 is in strong radio rotation across the country and on Bluegrass Junction, World Wide Bluegrass, iHeart Radio and Sirius XM.

The band includes Stanley Efaw on violin, mandolin and vocals; Landon Fitzpatrick on banjo and vocals; Randall Hibbitts on the upright bass and vocals; Caleb Shifflett on guitar and vocals; and Ralph Stanley II on guitar and lead vocals. This band configuration brings a lot of talent, energy and humor to the stage when they perform with old favorites, bluegrass hits and new original material.

Ralph II has had two Grammy nominations on previous albums he recorded with Rebel Records. In 2002, he received his first Grammy with his father Dr. Ralph Stanley for their collaboration with Jim Lauderdale on ‘Lost in the Lonesome Pines’. Ralph II has proven to be a skilled songwriter and has 6 solo albums under his belt, along with the highly acclaimed duet album with his father titled ‘Side by Side’.

Ralph II also manages the Ralph Stanley Festival, started by his father, every Memorial Day weekend in The Hills of Home Parkin McClure, Va. This year they will celebrate their 50th year on the 25th-28th. May 2022.

The former Clinch Mountain Boys Sparkman and Adkins will join Ralph on stage during part of the show. Sparkman played the banjo for Dr. Ralph Stanley for 17 years, and Adkins played guitar and vocals for four years.

Keep an eye on the website www.yearsoffarming.com for schedule updates. For more information, tickets or to mark (reserve) seats, please contact Paula Hinton at 606-748-0798 orpaulahinton2000@yahoo.com.

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