Morning Glory Music Signs Multi-Dove Nominated Band The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri
August 18, 2021
Mountain Fever Music Group announces the signing of gospel bluegrass band, The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri, to their Morning Glory Music label.
“We are honored here at Morning Glory to have this legendary gospel group partner with us,” stated Mountain Fever CEO Mark Hodges. “Our mission at Morning Glory Music is to aid and help promote the ministry of artists across the gospel genres. After extended conversations with Terri and the group, we all knew this was the path we were led to take. The plan is for the band to return to the studio in October 2021, and we can’t wait to release their new music to the world!”
The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri were formed in 2001 after a songwriting session with Mike Richards and Terri Argot Gore at Daywind Recording Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Mike was intrigued by Terri’s natural Appalachia vocal sound and asked if she’d be interested in putting together a gospel bluegrass group.
Drawing from various musical influences, The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri have developed a unique sound garnering numerous recognitions and awards throughout the years. The band has received numerous Dove Award Bluegrass Song of the Year and Bluegrass Album of the Year nominations over the years. Most recent nominations include those for “Mighty to Save” in 2015, “Revelation Song” in 2014, “Indescribable” for Bluegrass Album and Song of the Year in 2012, and many more. Additionally, Mike Richards and Rodney Lay, Jr. penned the song “He Still Looks Over Me” recorded by the Lewis Family that won the 1999 Dove Award for Bluegrass Song of the Year.
They have also earned chart success with their previous albums, including “Songs Like Those for Days Like These,” which yielded three top-ten singles on the Singing News chart.
Band members include Mike Richards (mandolin/guitar); Terri Argot Gore (vocals); Ricky Gore (upright bass); Jim Britton (banjo, guitar, vocals): Jack Kincaid (guitar, nandolin, vocals); and Ethan Tollison (dobro, vocals). The group’s name comes from a location known as Chigger Ridge in Burkesville, Kentucky, where Mike’s relatives lived.