Christmas Time in the Country from Carson Peters

Christmas Time in the Country - Carson Peters & Iron MountainAt merely twelve years old, east Tennessee fiddler Carson Peters has already managed to find himself guesting on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, proving his talents on Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey, and even appearing on the Grand Ole Opry numerous times. The next time he performs on the Opry, next Saturday, November 12, he’ll be with his new band, Iron Mountain, and they’ll be playing the group’s brand new single, Christmas Time in the Country.

The song was officially released today (November 4), just in time for the beginning of the holiday season. Written by two of Carson’s bandmates, father-and-son pair Eric and Ben Marshall of Mt. Airy, NC, the song is a cheerful glimpse at warm holiday memories and traditions. The track features crisp vocals and a smooth overall sound that falls on the traditional side of the spectrum. It’s a fine contribution to the bluegrass Christmas repertoire.


In addition to Carson on fiddle and Eric and Ben playing banjo and bass, Iron Mountain also features Carson’s father Jamie on guitar and mandolin player Austin Tate, a native of Marion, VA. The group is in the final stages of recording a full-length project, and plans to release the self-titled album in early 2017.

Christmas Time in the Country is available for download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other popular music retailers, and is also available to broadcasters through Airplay Direct. For more information on Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, visit them on Facebook at

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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.