Nashville, TN --- Crossroads/Mountain Home recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, have inked a deal with Artists & Attractions entertainment management company. One of the largest companies of its kind, Artists & Attractions is a full service entertainment management company boasting a roster of the finest regional and national musical artists and attractions working today. A&A president Bobby McLamb has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, having worked with some of the biggest names in music.
Darin and Brooke previously announced a relationship with Class Act Entertainment for exclusive booking representation. They join an impressive list of Class Act artists which includes bluegrass acts The Boxcars, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Red Wine and The Hillbenders.
Known as "The Sweethearts of Bluegrass," the duo is climbing the charts with their most recent album on Crossroads Music, So Much In Between. One of SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums, So Much In Between is currently #7 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 CDs chart and spent six months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Bluegrass Albums chart. The latest single from the project, “Lonely Ends Where Love Begins,” is currently #11 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Songs chart and has spent eight months on the chart, peaking at #6 in June. The song is also #6 on this month’s Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Single chart.
The upcoming IBMA Awards hold promise for the Aldridge’s with numerous second round nominations in the annual process, which will culminate with the awards program at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s national convention (Nashville, September 2012). Darin Aldridge is nominated for mandolin player of the year, guitar player of the year, and male vocalist of the year. Brooke Aldridge is nominated for female vocalist of the year.
Band members are also nominated for honors. Rachel Johnson Boyd is nominated for female vocalist of the year and fiddle player of the year, Dwayne Anderson is nominated for bass player of the year, Chris Bryant is nominated for banjo player of the year, and Collin Willis is nominated for dobro player of the year. As a band, they are nominated for entertainer of the year, vocal group of the year, instrumental group of the year, song of the year for “Lonely Ends Where Love Begins,” album of the year So Much In Between, gospel recorded performance for “Every Scar,” and emerging artists of the year.
Natives of Cherryville, North Carolina, Darin and Brooke Aldridge merged the personal and professional when they married in 2008. That marriage created the bluegrass powerhouse that is Darin and Brooke Aldridge.