The Band

Blue Moon Rising is a nationally touring band from East Tennessee comprised of Chris West, Keith Garrett (of the Boxcars), Justin Jenkins (of Grasstowne), Randall Massengill, Tim Tipton, and Brandon Bostic. BMR garnered international recognition with the release of their third album, “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day Records) that proved to be a symbolic title for the group as the album debuted at #14 on the BILLBOARD Top 50 Bluegrass Chart in 2005. “On the Rise” received tremendous recognition including, but not limited to, “CMT.com Top 10 Bluegrass Albums” and “Gritz Magazine’s Top Overall Albums” of 2005.” “On the Rise” spent ten months on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Bluegrass National Survey Top 15 Album Chart and the single, “This Old Martin Box” spent the entire 2006 calendar year in the Top 30 Singles. Fans had eagerly awaited their July 2008 release of their fourth album, “One Lonely Shadow (Lonesome Day Records) and were not disappointed. The album highlights the band’s ability to perform their original well-crafted bluegrass songs and also throwing in a few surprises to the mix. “One Lonely Shadow” is still receiving significant airplay and chart success including impressive airplay on Sirius-XM and other popular stations around the world. In 2010 BMR released their fifth career project and first with Rural Rhythm records titled “Strange New World”. This record also had success on multiple charts. “Time To Be Movin On” being the first single, then spawning the haunting “My Sittin Window” this record quickly became a fan favorite. The band’s sixth album, “Blue Side of the Moon,” has also enjoyed chart success with singles in the top 10 on the Bluegrass Today chart and Roots Music Report.

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