• Chad Hurley to Cumberland Gap Connection

    Mike Bentley has announced that Chad Hurley will be the new mandolinist with Cumberland Gap Connection. He takes the spot vacated by Matthew Hiser, who is leaving to take advantage of an opportunity with his day job, one which leaves him without

  • Cumberland Gap Connection to Wilson Pickins

    Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions in Westminster, SC has announced the addition of Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection to their roster. This fast-growing agency, managed by Melanie Wilson, has been extremely aggressive in 2016 and is making quite a name for

  • Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection

    In recent years, country music fans who can’t stand today’s rap-infused “bro-country” sound have found a home in bluegrass. Many modern traditional groups sample from both the songs and sounds of '80s and '90s country, while many male and female

  • Truck Drivin’ from Cumberland Gap Connection

    Mike Bentley & Cumberland Gap Connection have released a debut single ahead of their next album for Union House Records. It's a new road song by Jeff Brown and Barbara Owens called Truck Drivin'. The recently-reformed band includes Mike Bentley on guitar and

  • New members to Cumberland Gap Connection

    We heard today from Mike Bentley with news about his group, Cumberland Gap Connection. Mike tells us that he has brought two new members on board, Jeff Smith on bass and Josh Brown on guitar. They join Mike on guitar, Rod Smith on

  • Matt Hiser to Cumberland Gap Connection

    Cumberland Gap Connection has announced a new member. Matt Hiser, from Spanishburg, WV, is coming onboard to play mandolin. He joins Mike Bentley on guitar, Rod Smith on banjo, Bryan Russell on bass, and Albon Clevenger on fiddle. John Dig A Hole, from their

  • Another Song – Cumberland Gap Connection

    Cumberland Gap Connection first hit the national bluegrass scene in 2011 with the release of A Whole Lotta Lonesome on Kindred Records. Now signed with Mountain Fever Records, this eastern Kentucky–based band is poised to receive more attention with their

  • Another Song from Cumberland Gap Connection

    Mountain Fever has recently released Another Song, their first project with Kentucky's Cumberland Gap Connection. The band records and performs primarily original material from guitarist Mike Bentley, banjo player Rod Smith, mandolinist John Messer, and bassist Bryan Russell. They are joined on

  • Two new singles from Mountain Fever

    Mountain Fever has two new singles out for upcoming projects, one each from Jett's Creek and Cumberland Gap Connection. Back Home Again is the first track to hit from The Wait Is Over, Jett's Creek's debut project for Mountain Fever. The