Event DetailsDates: 11/11/2022
801 N. A St. Fort Smith, AR 72901
Darin and Brooke Aldridge are excited. And why not? With two new band members, a new record label, and five original songs on their latest album, the bluegrass and Americana duo are back with This Life We’re Livin,’ their ninth recorded project together, and a celebration of the space the husband-and-wife team now occupy – at the top of bluegrass music.
Brooke is a four-time consecutive winner of Female Vocalist of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was nominated for a fifth time in 2021. Once a six-year member of The Country Gentlemen with the late Charlie Waller, Darin is a former IBMA Mentor of the Year and a truly gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist. Darin and Brooke were recognized with the IBMA’s nomination for 2021 Vocal Group of the Year. They have had multiple nominations over the years from the IBMA, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), and the Inspirational Country Music Association. They have enjoyed top spots on the Billboard, SiriusXM, Bluegrass Today, Bluegrass Unlimited, Americana/Roots, and Gospel charts. Their music videos have been featured on Country Music Television (CMT), CMT Edge, Great American Country (GAC), Bluegrass Ridge TV, and The Bluegrass Situation. They have a multitude of TV appearances, and they have graced the Grand Ole Opry stage more than thirty-five times.
In 2016 they joined forces with John Cowan, who plays bass for The Doobie Brothers, and a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame as co-founder of New Grass Revival. The collaboration has led to performance opportunities with artists ranging from Keb Mo’ to Country Music Hall of Famers Vince Gill and Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers). Oak Ridge Boys singer Duane Allen notes, “The first time I saw Darin and Brooke, as I watched and listened, one word came to mind, ‘PURE.’ I loved recording with them. Their music is honest!!!” Joe Bonsall, the tenor singer for the Oaks, chimed in. “The Oak Ridge Boys love Darin and Brooke and considered it a huge honor to actually record a song with them … they represent class and amazing musicianship and vocal talent … Brooke is one of the premier pure voices in all of music, and quite frankly I just love them both.”
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
SHOW STARTS: 7:30 PM
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