Cherryholmes bites the dust

Cherryholmes, who we have watched grow from a cute family band to top-level bluegrass entertainers in the past ten years, has announced that they are hanging it up this Spring.

In an announcement cross-posted this afternoon on the Cherryholmes and Skaggs Family Records web sites, they indicate that their last performance will be at the benefit for Houston Caldwell in Galax, VA on May 7.

While no future plans were mentioned, it would appear that Jere and Sandy Cherryholmes are stepping aside to let their talented offspring take up the family banner on their own.

“Though it is bittersweet, there comes a time in a family when seasons change. We’ve always known this season would come. Now that it has, we believe it is only right that our young folks be allowed to follow their own dreams and goals for the future. With spouses to consider and differing career aspirations, they deserve the freedom to choose their own paths without the extreme interdependence that exists in a family business.”

We will look forward to seeing what Cia, Skip, BJ and Molly Cheryholmes have to offer as more news becomes available about their next steps.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.