"What Goes Around" Debuts at Number One! 

"What Goes Around," the lead single from The Mountains Are Calling Me Home, the new album by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, has debuted at number one on the April 2017 Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay chart! Written by popular bluegrass songwriter Daniel Salyer, the song has been burning up the airwaves since its release in late March. Congratulations, guys!

"Longneck Blues" Receives 2016 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year! 

At the 27th International Bluegrass Music Awards, held September 28 in Raleigh, NC, the number one single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, "Longneck Blues," received Recorded Event of the Year! A classic-sounding number about drinking and heartbreak from the pen of Mike O'Reilly, the song is a duet with noted singer-songwriter Ronnie Bowman. In addition to the regular members of Ramblers Choice, it also features guest Aaron Ramsey on guitar. The song was the lead single from the band's first album for Mountain Fever Records, Poor Boy's Pleasure.

Congratulations to the band and thanks to all who voted!

"Longneck Blues" Nominated for IBMA Recorded Event of the Year! 

Congratulations to Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Ronnie Bowman, and songwriter Mike O'Reilly for their nomination for 2016 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year! The song has consistently made appearances in the Bluegrass Today Top 20 since its debut at number 1 several months ago, and as of September 2016, it has also made it to number one on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey!

Tune into the IBMA Awards on Thursday, September 29 to see if "Longneck Blues" takes home the award!

"Longneck Blues" Debuts at Number One! 

We were very excited to see that the new single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Longneck Blues, debuted at number one on the Bluegrass Today weekly airplay chart! It made its debut on the charts February 5, and is still holding strong three weeks later at number three. That's three straight weeks in the Top 5! 

We'd like to thank all of the DJs who have been spinning the song, and all of the fans who have been requesting it! 

10 SPBGMA Nominations! 

The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) has just released the list of nominees for its 42nd Annual Bluegrass Music Awards, and we are excited to announce that Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice received an amazing TEN nominations! 

Individual members are nominated for:
Songwriter of the Year - Junior Sisk
Mandolin Player of the Year - Johnathan Dillon
Banjo Player of the Year - Jason Davis
Fiddle Player of the Year - Jamie Harper
Guitar Player of the Year - Junior Sisk
Male Vocalist of the Year - Junior Sisk

The band is also nominated for:
Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year
Bluegrass Vocal Group of the Year
Best Bluegrass Band (Overall)
Entertainer of the Year

Congratulations to Junior and the band! The SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN, along with the 33rd National Convention and Band Championship, during the first weekend in February.

New Album Now Available for Pre-Order! 

The new album from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Poor Boy's Pleasure, is now available for pre-order on iTunes! The album will be released on May 27, but fans can order it now and receive the first single, Longneck Blues, immediately! Visit our Store page for a link to the album on iTunes.

The single has been out to radio for a week now, and DJs are already giving it rave reviews!

Judith Burnette of WBRF says, "'Longneck Blues' from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice on Mountain Fever Records is unmistakably Bluegrass with a touch of Honky Tonk. Junior is singing better than ever these days, as is evidenced by 'Longneck Blues.' The duet style on this one with Ronnie Bowman, hearkens back to the days of Haggard and Jones. 'Longneck' Blues is a must have for all those who love traditional music."

According to Buddy Michaels of Hometown Festival Radio Shows, "Junior does it again!!! He takes his unique mountain sound and delivers another solid bluegrass hit. This time, it's with his old pal Ronnie Bowman. Double barrel staring right at ya!!!"

New Single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice! 

Mountain Fever Records has announced the release of a new single from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice! Longneck Blues is the first single from Sisk's upcoming album Poor Boy's Pleasure, his first for Mountain Fever. A classic-sounding number about drinking and heartbreak, the song is a duet between Sisk and his close friend, noted singer-songwriter Ronnie Bowman. In addition to the regular members of Ramblers Choice (Jason Davis, Johnathon Dillon, Jamie Harper, and Kameron Keller), Aaron Ramsey also guests on guitar. 

The song is available now on Airplay Direct for radio broadcasters, and will be available for purchase on iTunes soon. Poor Boy's Pleasure will be released May 27.

Junior Sisk Signs with Mountain Fever Records! 

Junior Sisk has announced his signing with Mountain Fever Records, and the upcoming release of a new album with Ramblers Choice. The band will record the new album this fall, with an anticipated release in March 2016. 

According to Junior,

“I had given great thought to my future and the path I wanted to take which would result in making some significant changes and gaining more control of my business. I kept hearing such great things about Mark Hodges and Mountain Fever. Mark and I became friends over a very short period of time and I really feel like we are on the same page about my music. It’s going to be a brand new start for the band with a new label, a new bus, a new website, and new songs on a new CD, and I’m also handling the booking in house. It’s going to be an exciting time for us all and I can’t wait to get started with Mountain Fever!”

Mark Hodges with Mountain Fever Records is also excited about the signing. 

“I’m thrilled beyond words to have my good friend Junior join our family here at Mountain Fever. I’ve been a fan of Junior for many years as well as a fan of the individual members of Ramblers Choice. We’ve had the opportunity to work together on previous projects and it’s always been very easy. I’m especially looking forward to working on this next album with Junior and the band who are a perfect fit to an already stellar lineup of great talent here at the label.”

Congratulations to the band, and stay tuned for more news on the new album!

IBMA Second Round Ballot! 

The IBMA has released the second round ballot for the 2015 IBMA Awards, and we are excited to see Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice included in several categories! This means that the band (and individual members) are now in consideration for the following awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year
Song of the Year - "Honky Tonked to Death"
Album of the Year - Trouble Follows Me
Male Vocalist of the Year - Junior Sisk
Banjo Player of the Year - Jason Davis


Congratulations to the guys for making it to the second round of nominations! If you're a professional IBMA member, remember to keep them in mind when voting!