Chosen Road tops Billboard Bluegrass chart


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—It Never Gets Old, the acclaimed 2023 release from celebrated Thoroughbred Records bluegrass ensemble Chosen Road, is the top-selling album in the genre according to Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart dated April 15. The collection leads releases by such music icons as Marty Stuart, Bela Fleck and Willie Nelson, as well as breakout sensations Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, in the Top 10.
With fresh originals and updated arrangements of familiar favorites, It Never Gets Old showcases the hit single “I Want To Be Just Like You,” as well as “Awake My Soul,” “That’s What Heroes Do,” “Jesus Wear The Crown,” and current single "The Storm Still Knows His Voice," among other selections. The project, which reached #2 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart following its release last year, was produced by Chosen Road’s Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson and Jonathan Buckner.  
“We want to express our sincere gratitude for our fans' incredible support for It Never Gets Old,” shares Chosen Road founding member Jonathan Buckner. “After a break from touring earlier this year, we are back on the road, and it's been truly touching to witness the dedication of our fans, who know the lyrics to songs even before hearing them live."
“The tracks on this album hold deep meaning for us, and it's truly inspiring to see how these songs now resonate with listeners on a personal level as they navigate through life," he adds. "This album is a collection of heartfelt songs that came from a place of deep emotion within us, and we are overwhelmed by its impact on others.”
Chosen Road has carved a singular niche in the musical landscape with their world-class instrumentation combined with a passion for sharing and living the Gospel. Comprised of founding member Jonathan Buckner, along with Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson, Chris Stockwell, and newest member Bradly Parsons, the group has been carefully honing their craft since 2009, releasing multiple albums and performing at festivals, fairs, churches and theaters across the United States as well as overseas. Chosen Road’s 2022 holiday collection, Appalachian Christmas, featured collaborations with Point of Grace, Guy Penrod and Jimmy Fortune, and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart, becoming the #14 best-selling bluegrass album of 2023. In addition, the ensemble’s 2020 offering, Appalachian Worship, and 2021’s Appalachian Hymns, each spent multiple weeks in the Top 10. Throughout their career, Chosen Road has garnered seven Top 10 bluegrass radio singles, including two #1 hits, and performed on stages alongside such greats as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, and The Isaacs. They have also been featured on RFD-TV and WSM Radio/Circle Country, among other high profile media outlets.
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