Cherryholmes debuts at #3 on Billboard Bluegrass chart

People in the biz have been predicting great things for this family band, who just recently released their debut release for Skaggs Family Records. Their stage presentation is dynamic and engaging, and the four siblings have been developing into legitimate talents with a flair for performing.

Mom and dad (Sandy and Jere), along with the “kids” (Cia, Skip, BJ and Molly), have been traveling the road as a full time band for several years, winning fans and building an audience along the way. Now, they play between 250-300 dates every year, so getting to see Cherryholmes won’t be a difficult thing to do.

Now it appears that these predictions are starting to be realized, as just one week after its release, Cherryholmes is set to debut on the Billboard Magazine Bluegrass chart at #3. This chart is based solely on direct sales, and the ranking is derived from Neilsen’s SoundScan results. The chart results are not available online.

Cia told me last week that she had just heard that the CD shipped over 1,000 units in the first few days. That may not be big news in the commercial pop music world, but it matters greatly in bluegrass especially for a relatively new act.

Congratulations to the Cherryholmes Family for this exciting news from Billboard.

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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.