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Mountain Faith Band Lineup Changes for 2016

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Mountain Faith 'I Live' TourMountain Faith, a band that jumped to national recognition with their performances on America's Got Talent last year, is starting the new year with some big changes to the band's lineup. Earlier this month, Luke Dotson, the band's guitarist announcedthat he was leaving the band to spend more time with his wife. Since their sudden rise in popularity, their performance schedule exploded and the rising band was spending a considerable amount of time on the road and away from home. For now anyway, fiddler David Meyer will take over the guitar for the band.

Jimmy Meyer, David's brother, will join the band. He will also play guitar for the group. The family band will continue a family tradition with members of two families, also friends, performing together. The new band lineup will consist of lead vocalist and fiddler Summer McMahon, banjo by Brayden and Sam will continue playing bass. Cory Piatt joined earlier and will continue in the mandolin position. For drums, Chris Wright has joined the group in the percussion role.

Mountain Faith commented on their social media site, "We are so excited for this upcoming "I Live" Tour 2016 with these wonderful people!! God has been incredibly good to us, and we look forward to serving Him with everything in us this year!!"

The Mountain Faith Band "I Live" Tour 2016 in Palmetto, FL at the Manatee County Fair January 21 and will go into full tour mode following the SPBGMA convention in February. The band is very excited for this upcoming tour!! They have been working hard at rehearsals and with the new band lineup. Last month, Mountain Faith hooked up with APA for their booking representation.

Mountain Faith, who still practice in their family tire shop in rustic Sylva, North Carolina, has become a road circuit favorite, playing everywhere from arenas and auditoriums to churches. They had a successful series of stops last year including performing for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. With the 2016 "I Live" tour just now unfolding, expect to see and hear even more from this highly entertaining group.

Mountain Faith has become well known through their television appearances on the Daystar Television Network, as well as their recent stint on season ten of America’s Got Talent. Their performance of One Republic’s “Counting Stars” earned them four “Yes” votes from the celebrity judging panel, which led to performances with some of the major stars in the format, including Alison Krauss & Union Station. They also have been featured in the pages of many of the top magazines, newspapers, and websites in music – including Cybergrass, Bluegrass Today and HNGN.com. The exposure on the show also helped to send their social numbers into the stratosphere.

Last year marked a watershed year for the group, who earned a staggering fifteen nominations from the SPBGMA (Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America) Bluegrass Music Awards – including nods for each member in their respective categories, as well as Entertaining Group of the Year and Album of the Year for their Feelin’ Blue album, released on Mountain Fever Records. Their most recent project is entitled That Which Matters, which includes their most recent single, “Emily (It’s Love),” which was released in October 2015.

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