The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri
  • "Lonesome Mountain" Radio Edit (3:59) (Featured Track)
  • Lonesome Mountain (Album Cut) (4:37)
  • Songs Like Those (For Days Like These) (3:03)
  • There's More Where That Came From (feat. Darrin Vincent) (2:44)
  • There's A Record Book (3:09)
  • God Is (2:46)
  • What Love Looks Like To Me (feat. Ben Rochester) (3:47)
  • Face To Face With Amazing Grace (3:09)
  • Because He Loved Me (3:29)
  • Tell The World That Jesus Saves (3:19)
  • Keep My Eyes On Calvary (3:44)
  • "Lonesome Mountain" Radio Edit (3:59) (Featured Track)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:59) [9.13 MB]
  • Lonesome Mountain (Album Cut) (4:37)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:37) [10.59 MB]
  • Songs Like Those (For Days Like These) (3:03)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:03) [7 MB]
  • There's More Where That Came From (feat. Darrin Vincent) (2:44)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:44) [6.27 MB]
  • There's A Record Book (3:09)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:09) [7.2 MB]
  • God Is (2:46)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:46) [6.35 MB]
  • What Love Looks Like To Me (feat. Ben Rochester) (3:47)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:47) [8.68 MB]
  • Face To Face With Amazing Grace (3:09)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:09) [7.21 MB]
  • Because He Loved Me (3:29)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:29) [7.99 MB]
  • Tell The World That Jesus Saves (3:19)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:19) [7.58 MB]
  • Keep My Eyes On Calvary (3:44)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:44) [8.54 MB]
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Biography

AT LAST! THE CHIGGER HILL BOYS AND TERRI HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT

NASHVILLE, TN - Great Escape Records officials announce the release of a new 10-track CD by The Chigger Hill Boys and Terri. Almost a year in the making, the CD is entitled “Songs Like Those For Days Like These” after the band's current hit single.

The Chiggers switched record labels in 2018 after some 15 years of association with Thoroughbred Records. Gary Walker, founder of The Great Escape Records and Comics stores chain, had revived the Great Escape Records label in 2017 and The Chiggers, who were longtime associates of Walker, chose the label for their next studio recordings.

"When the group signed with our label a year or so back, my expectations were high,” Walker commented recently. "After all, they came with a history of great songwriting, and they'd already produced a significant number of successful records, including four Number One hits.” For their first single, Walker chose a new song written by Mike Richards, the founder of the group who plays mandolin when they perform; Terri Argot Gore, female vocalist; and her husband, upright bass player Ricky Gore. Joining bandmates Jim Britton (guitar and banjo) and Bobby Stangenberg (guitar), and adding fiddle virtuoso, Andy Leftwich to the lineup, they recorded "Songs Like Those (For Days Like These)” at Greg Cole's studio, The Cole Mine.

"We all knew we had something special when we heard the final mix," Walker continued. “It's a feel-good song that's hard not to sing along with and we decided this could be the record that might expand the group's listener base. But we were still amazed at the immediate impact it had in Bluegrass and Southern Gospel markets. Released September 30, 2018, it jumped into Singing News magazine's Bluegrass charts at Number Five in its December issue and topped the same chart in the magazine's May 2019 issue. Meanwhile, Sirius XM radio programmed the recording in regular rotation on its Enlighten channel {Southern Gospel} as well as Bluegrass Junction. Listeners to other radio stations playing Southern Gospel were also requesting the record; it was listed in a number of media charts reflecting plays in this genre, and made it to Number One on one. 'Songs Like Those...' also began showing up on Country Music radio play lists, a first for the group, and the label’s goals for expanding The Chiggers listeners base were making progress.”

But the fact that most amazed record company executives was the single's longevity. A full year after its release, it has maintained regular rotation status on a large number of stations, as evidenced by its listing as Number Five on one of last month's Bluegrass Today charts.

After several delays, the company scheduled a follow-up to the single, "Lonesome Mountain," October 1. Walker believes this song, also composed by Mike Richards and Terri Argot Gore with Tim Webb, has potential for plays wherever any type of roots music is heard (Country, Folk and Americana, etc.) and will service stations who feature these genres of music, while still maintaining focus on Bluegrass and Gospel markets.


Walker believes the Hendersonville, Tennessee based group's greatest strength is their songwriting expertise. Richards was a successful writer of both inspirational and secular music prior to starting the band. He earned a Dove award in 1999 for "He Still Looks Over Me," a song he wrote with Rodney Lay, Jr., recorded by the Lewis Family. He and Lay, Jr., also co-wrote their first four chart-toppers for the band, "Face To Face (With Amazing Grace,)" "Are You Praying Hard (Or Hardly Praying,)" "Mighty To Save," and "First Step In A New Direction."

Female vocalist Gore was the top contributor for the new CD, as far as songwriting goes. She co-wrote two of the songs with Richards and was solo writer on four more. Richards co-wrote four of the selections.

Bluegrass great Darrin Vincent joins Gore for a duet on "There's More Where That Came From," a Richards/Gore creation. Guest artist and Southern Gospel standout Ben Rochester assists the vocalist on a song co-written by Jerry Salley, Tony Phipps and Garry Tyree, "What Love Looks Like To Me." The CD also includes a remake of "Face To Face (With Amazing Grace.)"

If you're curious as to how the band's name came about, here's a quote from founder Mike Richards: “Yes, there really is a Chigger Hill! It's in Burkesville, Kentucky, the ancestral home of my father's family for more than 100 years. Right there at the foot of Chigger Ridge is Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, a little country church that has stood for more than 100 years. It is a beautiful, small, simple building where in the quiet you can hear the faint echoes of long-ago fervent prayers or beautiful old traditional hymns. Bill Monroe often spoke of these long-forgotten echoes. He referred to them as the 'Ancient Tones.' I heard these 'tones' at tent meetings, porch pickings and various other settings in my youth. This was the influence I brought to The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri.”


For booking information:
rick@chiggerhill.com
or call (615) 584-8270

Click here to go to the Official Website

Contact Info:
Gary Walker, Owner (615) 665-0857
Great Escape Records
gw1925@aol.com

Click here to go to Great Escape Records

Production Information:
Produced by The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri
Recorded at The Cole Mine, Engineered by Greg Cole

Track List: (order as appears on CD)

1. Songs Like Those (For Days Like These)
2. Lonesome Mountain (Album Cut)
3. There's More Where That Came From (feat. Darrin Vincent)
4. There's A Record Book
5. God Is
6. What Love Looks Like To Me (feat. Ben Rochester)
7. Face To Face With Amazing Grace
8. Because He Loved Me
9. Tell The World That Jesus Saves
10. Keep My Eyes On Calvary


The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri formed in late summer of 2001, originating in the Hendersonville, TN area. Mike Richards and Terri Argot Gore, began writing songs together earlier that year when Mike commented on Terri's bluegrass-sounding voice. He asked if she would be interested in putting a group together and entering the Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival band competition in Burkesville, KY. The group needed a name and because of Mike's family roots in that area, they derived the name from a place called Chigger Hill, where his family used to gather to play music.

The rest of the band, Ricky Gore, Rodney Lay Jr. and Tom Fuzzy Hughes, were brought in to record a five song CD (in Terri’s living room) and prepare for the competition. At the festival, the group sold enough copies of the five-song CD to buy gas to get back home and took 4th place in the band competition.

The band’s first single and #1 hit came from that EP; "Face To Face With Amazing Grace" began receiving airplay and climbed to #1 on the Christian Country Music Charts in early 2002. The band signed a recording contract with Thoroughbred Records, a division of Daywind Music Group in early 2002. After nearly 17 years with Thoroughbred Records, the group has recently signed with Great Escape Records out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Now nearly two decades and multiple Dove Award Nominations later, there have been a few personnel changes, but the message and the humor remain the same. The group continues to perform and create strictly Gospel Bluegrass music. The members maintain a fun-lovin’ and crowd-pleasin’ attitude focused on the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Their first single release on Great Escape Records, "Songs Like Those (For Days Like These,)" may prove to be The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri's biggest hit yet; the song is receiving airplay across multiple genres. The group continues to receive positive feedback on how the song is a blessing, reminding listeners of fond memories of singing hymns gathered around the piano with family and friends.

Mike Richards (Mandolin/Guitar)
Born and raised in Hendersonville, TN, Mike developed a love for Bluegrass, and in particular, Gospel Bluegrass at an early age. Much of Mike’s family lived in Kentucky and he was strongly influenced by the rural KY Bluegrass scene. He is also an accomplished songwriter with songs recorded by numerous bluegrass and southern gospel groups as well as contributing much of the songwriting for the group. Mike won a Dove Award for "He Still looks Over Me," co-written by Rodney Lay Jr.

Terri Argot Gore (Lead Vocals)
Born and raised near the northern tip of the Appalachians in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, Terri came by that Bluegrass sound naturally and honestly. She began singing at a very early age along with her musically gifted family, as well as at her small rural home church. She implements a traditional mountain vocal style reminiscent of the early works of Dolly Parton.

Ricky Gore (Upright Bass)
Born in Fredericktown, Missouri, Ricky moved around with his family quite often while growing up, from VA, MO, FL and back again. Ricky began his musical career as a drummer, which he stayed with for 20+ years. With his love for rhythm, he moved seamlessly to the acoustic bass when joining the band.

Jim Britton (Banjo/Guitar/Backing Vocals)
Jim has worked with several famous groups including Larry Sparks, Jim and Jesse, and many others. He played professionally until August of 1999, and is now an assistant pastor in Carthage, TN. He has worked on many Bluegrass Gospel CDs as well. Jim is married with 4 daughters.

Jack Kincaid (Guitar/Mandolin/Backing Vocals)
​Jack is from Meadow Bridge WV. He spent seven years with Larry Sparks, and Played on RFD the Cumberland Highlanders TV show recorded at Bill Monroe old home place in Rosine KY.


Discography

(*charting singles)

White Christmas In The Blue Ridge Mountains (2018)
*Songs Like Those (For Days Like These) #1 Singing News Bluegrass Chart (May 2019), #1 SGN Scoops Bluegrass Top 20 Chart (April 2019)

Indescribable (2011)
*Lead Me To The Cross #4 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (April 2012)
*Are You Prayin’ Hard #1 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (July - September 2013)
*Revelation Song #8 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (August 2014)
*Mighty To Save #1 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (December 2014)
*Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) #10 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (September 2015)
*From The Inside Out #2 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart (November 2015)

Oh Well (2010)
*Roll Your Burdens (On The Rock Of Ages) - #4 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart and Cashbox Bluegrass Gospel Chart (09/11 - 10/11)

Hymns From Chigger Hill (2008)

Oh Lord How Great Thou Art Vol. 2 (2008) Various Artists

Soul Central Railroad (2006)
*He Understands - #1 Radioactive Airplay Bluegrass Chart

O Lord How Great Thou Art (2004) Various Artists

Will Play For Pie (2004)
*First Steps In A New Direction - #1 Power Source Magazine Bluegrass Chart (07/05)
#7 Power Source Magazine Christian Country Chart (07/05)
#9 Bluegrass Now Gospel Truths Chart (06/05)
*When He Loves Me Most - #9 Bluegrass Now Gospel Truths Chart (11/05)
*How About A Hallelujah - #2 Power Source Magazine Christian Country Chart (08/06)
#3 Power Source Bluegrass Chart (07/06)

Oh Brother What Now (2003)
*Face To Face With Amazing Grace - #1 Power Source Top 20 Countdown (11/02)
#13 Bluegrass Now Gospel Truths Chart
*Are You Praying Hard - #1 Power Source Magazine Bluegrass Chart
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  • Members:
    Mike Richards, Terri Argot Gore, Ricky Gore, Jim Britton, and Jack Kincaid
  • Sounds Like:
    Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless
  • Influences:
    Primitive Quartet, Rochesters, Dailey & Vincent
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    11/29/18
  • Profile Last Updated:
    11/10/19 10:59:24

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