Willis, VA -- Mississippi's Breaking Grass steps out with their new Mountain Fever Records release Just as Strong today. This is the third CD from the band in four years and they continue winning fans with each release. The North Mississippi Daily Journal said, “Breaking Grass has found a sweet spot in its sound, heavy on bluegrass. This album proves Breaking Grass is worthy of its title, and the band has a bright future.”
The first single from the album, "Raining in Virginia," written by guitarist Cody Farrar, released to radio this past April to great success.
Rita Small with Bluegrass In the Valley says, "From the moment I heard Breaking Grass, I have been hooked on the individuality of their sound and the honesty of their songwriting. The rawness of Breaking Grass is what makes the group so unique. Just as Strong is a project that has been well worth the wait. All twelve songs on the album, including the powerful gospel tune “There In Heaven”, will surely delight fans that have been anticipating this new release and bring new fans into the Breaking Grass family. Breaking Grass is breaking the bluegrass mold."
"Everywhere I look now days I see new artists, bands and singers. Though many are good with many levels of talent, I haven't seen or heard any that can compare to the originality that Breaking Grass offers with the good songs they write and the way they sing them. This is certainly going to be a band to watch!"
Jamie Dailey - Dailey & Vincent
With their fresh sound, original material, strong vocals and innovative musicianship, Breaking Grass is doing exactly what their name implies. Although not quite traditional, the music they present is without a doubt steeped in the timeless genre they grew up listening to. Comprised of Cody Farrar on guitar; Tyler White on fiddle; Thelton Vanderford on banjo; Zach Wooten on mandolin; and Britt Sheffield on bass; this relatively new band formed with one goal in mind – to make music that all ages could enjoy.
Brian McNeal of Prescription Bluegrass says, "This new project also bears witness to the fact that Breaking Grass may be holding on to the best kept bluegrass songwriting secret in Cody Farrar who wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the album and collaborated with the other band members on the remaining tune. All 12 songs are sure to be strong contenders for the 2015 awards."
Since their first recording in 2011, Mountain Fever Records founder, Mark Hodges, has been a fan of this band. "They can play, they can sing and they have great stage presence. With ages ranging from 17 to 56, they display an amazing professionalism on the stage and in the studio. I can't wait for the world to hear this new record. They have their own easily recognizable sound and we're looking to a long future with these guys."