Award-Winning Sister Sadie Signs With Mountain Home Music Company
April 28, 2022
In a move sure to excite legions of bluegrass fans and radio programmers, Mountain Home Music Company and the award-winning quintet, Sister Sadie, announce today that the group has signed an exclusive recording contract with the label.
Sister Sadie, which launched in the wake of an ostensibly one-off show at Nashville’s World Famous Station Inn in 2012, has both embraced and transcended its all-female identity, earning acclaim that includes being named as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2020, as well as Vocal Group of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Members range from acclaimed veterans to rising newcomers, who have won individual recognition, too, with founding member and fiddle player Deanie Richardson named as Fiddle Player of the Year in 2020 and banjo player/vocalist Gena Britt—SPBGMA’s reigning Banjo Player of the Year—having participated in three award-winning collaborative projects.The lineup is rounded out by 2021 IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year and Mountain Home recording artist Jaelee Roberts (guitar), in-demand bassist Hasee Ciacco (Molly Tuttle, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands) and the most recent arrival, mandolin player and singer Mary Meyer. The band’s previous release, Sister Sadie II, earned them a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2019.
“Sister Sadie is incredibly excited to be a part of the Mountain Home Family,” the band said in a statement. “We are looking forward to making a new record soon with this amazing team. On behalf of Gena, Deanie, Hasee, Jaelee and Mary, thank you for believing in us and giving us a place to make more Sister Sadie music.”
“Sister Sadie has already had quite an impact on bluegrass,” noted Mountain Home’s Jon Weisberger. “Their awards are testimony to that, but I believe a look at the esteem that musicians like Gena and Deanie have among their colleagues, and at the breadth of the group’s audience, tells the story at least as well as the trophies. We think the best is yet to come for Sister Sadie’s music, and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the world.”
The group is scheduled to begin recording for Mountain Home later this summer.